THE STANDING COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 36/2001/PL-UBTVQH10
Hanoi, July 25, 2001
 
ORDINANCE
ON THE PLANT PROTECTION AND QUARANTINE
In order to enhance the State management effect, to raise the effectiveness of the prevention and elimination of organisms harmful to plant resources, contributing to developing the modern and sustainable agricultural production, protecting the people’s health, conserving the environment and maintaining the ecological balance;
Pursuant to the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;
Pursuant to the Resolution of the Xth National Assembly, eighth session, on the 2001 law- and ordinance-making program;
This Ordinance prescribes the plant protection and quarantine,
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- The plant protection and quarantine prescribed in this Ordinance cover the prevention and elimination of organisms harmful to plant resources, the plant quarantine and the management of plant protection drugs.
Article 2.- This Ordinance is applicable to Vietnamese and foreign organizations and individuals engaged in the production of, trading in, and use of plant resources, and in other activities related to the plant protection and/or quarantine on the Vietnamese territory, except for cases otherwise provided for by international agreements which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has signed or acceded.
Article 3.- In this Ordinance, the following words and phrases are construed as follows:
1. "Plant resources" include useful plants and products thereof.
2. "Harmful organisms" include microorganisms, pests, weeds, mice and other organisms harmful to plant resources.
3. "Alien harmful organisms" mean harmful organisms not yet identified scientifically and not yet ever discovered at home.
4. "Useful organisms" include funguses, insects, animals and other organisms that have the effect on limiting the harms caused by harmful organisms to plant resources.
5. "Plant quarantine objects" are species of harmful organisms which are likely to cause serious damage to plant resources in areas where they have not yet appeared or have appeared on a narrow scale.
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