THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 65/2001/ND-CP
Hanoi, September 28, 2001
 
DECREES
PROMULGATING THE LEGITIMATE MEASUREMENT UNIT SYSTEM OF THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
THE GOVERNMENT
 
Pursuant to the September 30, 1992 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the October 6, 1999 Ordinance on Measurement;
At the proposal of the Minister of Science, Technology and Environment,
 
DECREES:
 
Article 1.- To promulgate the lawful system of measurement units of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, prescribed in Appendix I attached to this Decree, consisting of:
1. Units of the international system of units of measurement (SI); decimal multiples and submultiples of SI units, and other units which are used according to international practices.
2. Units consistently derived from the international system of units of measurement and units on the conventional scale used worldwide for quantities not yet prescribed in Clause 1 of this Article.
Article 2.- State agencies, economic organizations, political organizations, socio-political organizations, social organizations, socio-professional organizations, armed force units and all individuals, when using measuring equipment, presenting measurement results, expressing quantifier values in units of measurement in the economic, health and public safety, education, standardization domains and in activities of administrative character, must use legitimate units of measurement as prescribed in Article 1 of this Decree, except for the case stated in Article 3 of this Decree.
Article 3.- Where organizations and individuals carry out import/export-related activities, apart from the legitimate units of measurement, they may use other measurement units according to international maritime, aviation and railway transport treaties or agreements, which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has acceded to or signed.
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