New regulations on Import of scrap conditions of Vietnam

Full text of new regulations (after some conditions are removed) on Conditions for importing scrap following:

Conditions for importing scrap

Legal basis

Article 56. Conditions on environmental protection in discarded material import

1. Organizations and individuals directly importing discarded materials as raw material for production must meet the following conditions:

a) Storage warehouse of imported discarded materials shall be as follows

– Have rainwater collection system; collection systems and treatment measures of wastewater generated in the process of storage of discarded materials meeting national technical regulation on environment.

– Have a foundation high level that is not flooded; the floor in storage area of discarded materials designed to prevent rainwater runoff from the outside; ensure tight floors with no cracks made from waterproofing materials which are durable enough to withstand the load of the highest volumes of waste as calculated.

– Have walls and partitions of incombustible materials. Be covered from rain and shine for the entire region storing incombustible discarded materials; Have measures or designs to restrict the direct inward wind.

– Have fire protection equipment (at least one foam and sand  fire-extinguisher to put out the fire), exit diagrams, exit guidance signs in consistence with instructions of the competent agencies on fire protection under provisions of the legislation on fire protection.

b) Storage area of imported discarded materials shall be as follows

– Have rainwater collection system; treatment measures of first phase rainwater flowed over the imported discarded material area and wastewater generated in the process of storage of discarded materials meeting national technical regulation on environment.

– Have a foundation high level that is not flooded; the floors ensuring tightness with no cracks made from waterproofing materials which are durable enough to withstand the load of the highest volumes of waste as calculated.

– Have measures to minimize dust generating from storing areas of discarded materials.

– Have fire protection equipment (at least one foam and sand  fire-extinguisher to put out the fire), in consistence with instructions of the competent agencies on fire protection under provisions of the legislation on fire protection.

c) Technology, equipment of recycling, reuse of discarded materials must meet technical requirements and management process as prescribed;

d) There are technologies and equipment for treatment of impurity accompanying the discarded materials meeting environmental standards. Where there is no technology and equipment for treatment of impurity, they must be transferred to the unit with appropriate functions to treat;

dd) Imported discarded materials must be deposited under the provisions of this Decree must be paid;

e) There is a written commitment on the re-export or treatment of discarded materials in case the imported discarded materials do not meet the requirements of environmental protection.

2. Organizations and individuals entrusted import must meet the following conditions:

a) Have an import entrustment contract concluded with organizations and individuals that use imported discarded materials as raw material for production meeting the provisions of Paragraph 1 of this Article;

b) Deposit discarded materials imported under the provisions of this Decree;

c) Have a written commitment on the re-export or treatment of discarded materials in case the imported discarded materials do not meet the requirements of environmental protection.

d) Must not store the imported discarded materials in case there is no warehouse meeting the conditions specified in Paragraph 1 of this Article.

3. The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment shall specify the procedures for certification of meeting environmental protection in discarded material import as raw material for production as defined in Paragraphs 1 and 2 of this Article; provide guidance on the technical requirements and environmental protection for technology, equipment of treatment of impurities accompanying imported discarded materials as prescribed in Point d, Clause 1 of this Article.

(Decree 38/2015 / ND-CP )

– Law on environmental protection 2014 (Effective date:
01/01/2015) – Decree 38/2015 / ND-CP on waste and discarded material management (Effective date: 15/06/2015)

 

– Decree 136/2018 / ND-CP amending the Decree relating to business investment conditions in the field of natural resources and environment ( Effective date: 05/10/2018)

Article 76. Environmental protection during import of scrap

1. Scrap imported into Vietnam must satisfy environmental standards and on the list of permissible scrap materials compiled by the Prime Minister.

2. Scrap importer must:

a) Have separate warehouses and areas that meet environmental protection requirements for gathering scrap;

b) Have technologies and equipment that meet environmental protection requirements for recycling scrap and treating impurities in scrap.

(Law No. 55/2014/QH13)

The list of scraps allowed to be imported for production materials is enclosed with decision no.73/2014/QĐ-TTg

http://vietnamthings.com/2019/05/06/he-list-of-scraps-allowed-to-be-imported-for-production-materials-in-vietnam/

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