THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND INFORMATION
THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH
THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
THE MINISTRY OF CONSTRUCTION
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SOCIALIST REPULIC OF VIETNAM
Independence Freedom Happiness
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No. 06/2007/TTLT/BVHTT-BYT-BNN-BXD
Hanoi, February 28, 2007
 
JOINT CIRCULAR
GUIDING THE ONE-STOP SHOP PROCEDURES FOR THE GRANT OF ADVERTISEMENT PERMITS
Pursuant to the November 16, 2001 Ordinance on Advertisement;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 24/2003/ND-CP of March 13, 2003, detailing the implementation of the Ordinance on Advertisement;
The Ministry of Culture and Information, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Construction hereby jointly guide the one-stop shop procedures for the grant of advertisement permits as follows:
Section I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. Governing scope and subjects of application
1.1. This Circular provides guidance on dossiers, procedures and process of the grant of permits for advertisement on billboards, signboards, panels, banners, illuminating objects, aerial or aquatic objects, means of transport or other moving objects under the licensing competence of provincial/municipal Culture and Information Services;
1.2. This Circular applies to Vietnamese organizations and individuals; foreign organizations and individuals (hereinafter collectively referred to as organizations and individuals) that apply for permits for advertisement in the Vietnamese territory.
2. Requirements for the grant of advertisement permits
2.1. Administrative procedures must be simple and clear;
2.2. Regulations on dossiers, procedures, process, time, charges and fees for the grant of advertisement permits shall be publicized at the reception places of provincial/municipal Culture and Information Services;
2.3. Dossiers shall be received and replies shall be given at provincial/municipal Culture and Information Services;
2.4. Dossiers must be processed in a quick, convenient and timely manner.
3. Interpretation of terms
In this Circular, the terms bellow are construed as follows:
3.1. Ordinary goods and services specified at Points 3.1 and 3.2, Clause 3, Section II, of this Circular are goods and services other than those in the domains of health and agriculture and rural development.
3.2. Copies of the papers specified at Point 1.2; Items b, c, d and e, Point 1.5; and Items a, b, c and d, Point 1.6, Clause 1, Section II, of this Circular are copies made and signed by advertisement permit-applying individuals or copies made, signed and stamped by applying organizations or notarized copies.
Section II. DOSSIERS, PROCEDURES AND PROCESS OF THE GRANT OF ADVERTISEMENT PERMITS
1. Dossier of application for advertisement permits
1.1. An application for an advertisement permit;
1.2. A copy of the business registration certificate of the applying organization or individual;
1.3. Copies of papers proving the goods' conformity with standards and technical regulations under the law on goods quality;
1.4. The advertisement layout design (02 copies), color-printed and signed by the applying individual or stamped by the applying organization;
1.5. For advertisement of goods and services in the health domain, apart from papers specified at Points 1.1, 1.2 and 1.4, Clause 1, Section II, of this Circular, depending on the types of goods and services, one of the following papers is required:
a/ For advertisement of medicines for humans; vaccines, medical preparations; insecticidal and germicidal chemicals and preparations for domestic and medical use; food and food additives: The receipt of the advertisement dossier, issued by the Health Ministry's agencies under the provisions of Point a, Clause 2, Section III, of Joint Circular No. 01/2004/TTLT-BVHTT-BYT of January 12, 2004, of the Ministry of Culture and Information and the Ministry of Health.
b/ For advertisement of foreign-invested medical examination and treatment establishments; medical examination and treatment by modern medical methods conducted directly by foreigners; medical examination and treatment by traditional medical methods of foreign-invested establishments; and medical examination and treatment by traditional medical methods conducted directly by foreigners (including medical examination and treatment with traditional medicines, cosmetic surgery and functional rehabilitation: A copy of the valid practice qualification certificate, granted by the Health Ministry or the provincial/municipal Health Service.
c/ For advertisement of medical equipment and facilities of foreign-invested establishments producing or trading in medical equipment and facilities; imported medical equipment and facilities and medical equipment and facilities of production and business establishments: Copies of technical documents (documents in foreign languages must be translated into Vietnamese), issued by the manufacturer and approved or permitted for sale by the agency in charge of management of medical equipment and facilities of the country of manufacture;
d/ For advertisement of food or food additives not regulated under Item a, Point 1.5, Clause 1, Section II, of this Circular: Copies of the manufacturer standards and the receipt of the dossier on the announcement of food safety, hygiene and quality standards issued by a competent health agency;
e/ For advertisement of home-made cosmetics: A copy of the receipt of the announcement of goods quality standards and the announcement of goods quality standards. For advertisement of imported cosmetics: Copies of the cosmetics circulation permit and the dossier of registration for cosmetics circulation, issued by competent health agencies.
1.6. For advertisement of goods and services in the domain of agriculture and rural development, papers specified at Points 1.1, 1.2, and 1.4, Clause 1, Section II, of this Circular and one of the following papers are required:
a/ For advertisement of plant protection drugs, raw materials used for plant protection drugs, useful organisms used in plant protection, and plant protection supplies: Copies of the registration certificate, use instructions and special warnings;
b/ For advertisement of veterinary drugs: Copies of the product circulation permit and the summary of product characteristics.
c/ For advertisement of plant varieties, animal breeds, saplings and breeding animals: A copy of the certificate of quarantine of imported animal breeds or plant varieties.
d/ For advertisement of fertilizers and medical biologicals used in cultivation; animal feed, animal feed raw materials; and bio-preparations used in husbandry: A copy of the product quality certificate or the product quality announcement.
1.7. For advertisement for goods and services on billboards, signboards or panels, the construction permit may be replaced with a written agreement of the concerned provincial/municipal Construction Service. In this case, apart from the papers specified at Points 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6, Clause 1, Section II, of this Circular, the following papers are required:
a/ The notarized copy of one of the papers on land use rights prescribed by the land law;
b/ In case of land rent, the investor of the advertisement work must obtain a written agreement or a copy of the land lease contract signed with the person having the lawful land use right, which is signed and stamped by the investor of the advertisement work; if the advertisement work is attached to an existing work, a written agreement or contract between the investor of the advertisement work and the owner or the manager of the existing work is required;
c/ The design drawings showing the layout plan, cross-section, elevation view and foundation plan of the work, which are signed and stamped by the investor of the advertisement work. Where the advertisement work is attached to an existing work, the design drawing must show the solution for connecting the advertisement work to the existing work.
2. Procedures for receiving dossiers
Organizations and individuals applying for advertisement permits shall submit dossiers of application directly at provincial/municipal Culture and Information Services. After receiving all papers specified in Clause 1, Section II, of this Circular, the provincial/municipal Culture and Information Service shall issue a dossier receipt to the applicant and record the receipt of the dossier in the dossier receipt book.
3. Process of granting advertisement permits
3.1. For advertisement of ordinary goods and services and goods in the health domain specified at Item a, Point 1.5. Clause 1, Section II, of this Circular, on banners, illuminating objects, aerial or aquatic objects, means of transport or other moving objects:
Within five working days from the date of receiving a valid dossier written in the dossier receipt book, the provincial/municipal Culture and Information Service shall grant an advertisement permit. In case of refusal to grant a permit, it shall reply in writing the applicant, clearly the stating the reasons therefor.
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