THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Circular No. 27/2012/TT-BKHCN of December 12, 2012, providing the state inspection of the quality of imported goods under the management of the Ministry of Science and Technology
Pursuant to the November 21, 2007 Law on Product and Goods Quality;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 132/2008/ND-CP of December 31, 2008, detailing a number of articles of the Law on Product and Goods Quality;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 89/2006/ND-CP of August 30, 2006, on goods labeling;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 28/2008/ND-CP of March 14, 2008, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Science and Technology;
The Minister of Science and Technology provides the state inspection of the quality of imported goods under the management of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation and subjects of application
1. This Circular provides the content of and order and procedures for the state inspection of the quality of imported goods (below referred to as quality inspection of imported goods) under the management of the Ministry of Science and Technology as provided in Clause 4, Article 69 of the Law on Product and Goods Quality.
2. This Circular applies to agencies performing the state management of product and goods quality; organizations and individuals importing goods (below referred to as importers); and organizations and individuals involved in the quality inspection of imported goods under the management of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Article 2. Objects of inspection
1. Goods imported into Vietnam which are on the List of likely unsafe goods (below referred to as the List of group-2 goods).
Imported goods outside the List of group-2 goods which are potentially unsafe or which are likely unsafe according to the warnings of international, regional or foreign organizations may be inspected in accordance with this Circular.