THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 58/2003/ND-CP
Hanoi, May 29, 2003
 DECREE
PRESCRIBING THE CONTROL OF THE IMPORT, EXPORT AND TRANSIT THROUGH VIETNAM’S TERRITORY OF NARCOTICS, PRE-SUBSTANCES, ADDICTIVE DRUGS AND PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICINES
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the December 9, 2000 Law on Drug Prevention and Combat;
At the proposals of the Minister of Public Security, the Minister of Health and the Minister of Industry,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.-

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1. This Decree details and guides the control of activities of importing, exporting and transiting through Vietnam’s territory narcotics, pre-substances, addictive drugs and psychotropic medicines.
2. The control of activities of importing, exporting and transiting through Vietnam’s territory narcotics, pre-substances, addictive drugs and psychotropic medicines for defense and security purposes shall not be governed by this Decree.
Article 2.- The competent agencies shall, within the scope of their tasks and powers, have to coordinate with one another in tightly controlling activities of importing, exporting and transiting through Vietnam’s territory narcotics, pre-substances, addictive drugs and psychotropic medicines.
Article 3.-
1. The Ministry of Public Security shall have to assume the prime responsibility and coordinate with the ministries, ministerial-level agencies and agencies attached to the Government in performing the uniform State management over the control of the import, export and transit through Vietnam’s territory of narcotics, pre-substances, addictive drugs and psychotropic medicines, which covers:
a/ Synthesizing and reporting to the Prime Minister the results of control of the import, export and transit through Vietnam’s territory of narcotics, pre-substances, addictive drugs and psychotropic medicines;
b/ Guiding the ministries, branches and provincial/municipal People’s Committees in formulating and realizing plans on controlling the import, export and transit through Vietnam’s territory of narcotics, pre-substances, addictive drugs and psychotropic medicines within the domains and localities under their respective localities.
 

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