New criteria for importing used machinery and equipment is a remarkable content in Decision 18/2019 / QD-TTg on importing used machinery, equipment and technology lines.
Accordingly, used machinery and equipment are allowed to import when meeting the following criteria:
– Age of equipment does not exceed 10 years; for machinery and equipment in a number of specific domains, it may be over 10 years but must not exceed 15 years or 20 years (prescribed in Appendix I of this Decision).
(Decision 18 has provided more details on age of equipment for machinery and equipment in some specific areas compared to Circular 23/2015 / TT-BKHCN dated November 13, 2015).
– Produced according to standards:
+ Compliance with QCVN regulations on safety, energy saving and environmental protection;
+ In case there is no related QCVN, imported machinery and equipment must be:
Manufactured in accordance with Vietnamese technical standards of Vietnam or national standards of one of G7 and Korea countries on safety, energy saving and environmental protection.
It shall take effective from June 15, 2019.