THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 68/2005/ND-CP
Hanoi, May 20, 2005
 DECREE
ON CHEMICAL SAFETY
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
At the proposal of the Minister of Industry,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Governing scope
1. This Decree prescribes the safety in production (including processes of producing, processing, bottling and packaging), purchase, sale, transportation, storage, use, collection, destruction and discharge of dangerous chemicals.
2. The safety control of radioactive substances, narcotics, psychotropic substances and pre-substances provided for in relevant legal documents shall not be governed by this Decree.
Article 2.- Objects of application
This Decree applies to all Vietnamese as well as foreign organizations and individuals engaged in chemical activities in the Vietnamese territory, unless otherwise provided for by international agreements to which Vietnam is a party.
Article 3.- Interpretation of terms
In this Decree, the following terms and phrases are construed as follows:
1. Chemicals mean chemical elements and their compounds, existing in natural state or obtained by production processes, in chemical reactions or processes of extracting and purifying compounds available in nature.
2. Dangerous chemicals mean toxic chemicals and chemicals which can cause explosion, fire or vigorous erosion; badly affect human health and assets, cause harms to animals, plants and the environment and cause bad impacts on security and defense.
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