THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
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No. 44/2010/TT-BNNPTNT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom – Happiness

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Hanoi, July 22, 2010
 
 
CIRCULAR
PROVIDING FOR CONDITIONS ON FOOD SAFETY AND HYGIENE-GUARANTEED INTENSIVE ASIAN CATFISH-REARING ESTABLISHMENTS AND ZONES
 
THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 01/ 2008/ND-CP of January 3. 2008, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 75/ 2009/ND-CP of September 10, 2009, amending Article 3 of the Government's Decree No. 01/ 2008/ND-CP of January 3, 2008, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 59/ 2005/ND-CP of May 4, 2005, prescribing the conditions on a number of fishery production and business lines;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 33/ 2005/ND-CP of March 15, 2005, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Ordinance on Animal Health,
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development provides for conditions on food safety and hygiene- guaranteed intensive Asian catfish-rearing establishments and zones as follows;
 
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation and subjects of application
1. Scope of regulation: This Circular provides for conditions on food safety and hygiene-guaranteed intensive Asian catfish-rearing establishments and zones.
2. Subjects of application:
This Circular applies to organizations and individuals involved in intensive commercial Asian catfish rearing in Vietnam.
This Circular docs not apply to organizations and individuals conducting extensive, modified extensive and semi-intensive commercial Asian catfish rearing.
3. Commercial Asian catfish rearing- establishments comply with the general provisions of this Circular and when being inspected under GAP (SQF. VietGAqP. Global GAP....) process will be granted Asian catfish rearing certificates of corresponding degree by functional agencies.
Article 2. Interpretation of terms
In this Circular, the terms below are construed as follows:
1. Intensive Asian catfish rearing- establishments (below referred to as Asian catfish-rearing establishments) arc places where intensive Asian catfish farming activities arc carried out. which are owned by individuals or organizations.