THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
THE MINISTRY OF AQUATIC RESOURCES
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 17/2003/TTLT/BTC-BNNPTNT-BTS
Hanoi, March 14, 2003
 JOINT CIRCULAR
GUIDING THE INSPECTION AND SUPERVISION OF IMPORT/EXPORT GOODS SUBJECT TO ANIMAL, PLANT OR AQUATIC PRODUCT QUARANTINE
Pursuant to Customs Law No. 29/2001/QH10 of June 29, 2001;
Pursuant to the Ordinance on the Protection and Development of Aquatic Resources of April 25, 1989;
Pursuant to the Veterinary Ordinance of February 15, 1993;
Pursuant to Plant Protection and Quarantine Ordinance No. 36/2001/PL-UBTVQH10 of July 25, 2001;
The Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Ministry of Aquatic Resources hereby jointly agree to guide the inspection and supervision of import/export goods (which, in this Circular, are construed as assorted goods brought from Vietnam to foreign countries and from foreign countries into the Vietnamese territory), which are subject to animal, plant or aquatic product quarantine, as follows:
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
1. Only goods on the list of import/export goods subject to animal or plant quarantine, announced by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, or on the list of goods subject to aquatic product quarantine, announced by the Minister of Aquatic Resources, are subject to quarantine procedures.
2. Units competent to grant quarantine certificates or certify written quarantine registration for the goods prescribed at Point 1 above (hereinafter referred collectively to as the quarantine agencies) shall be the units assigned the tasks by decisions of the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development or the Minister of Aquatic Resources (according to Appendix No. 1 to this Circular, they are the quarantine agencies performing the tasks).

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