Official letter No. 1387/ATTP-KN dated May 6th, 2019 of the Food Safety Department regarding guidelines on implementation of Decree No. 15/2018/ND-CP
According to Official letter No. 237/QLCL-TTPC dated February 14th, 2019, prepackaged foods shall not have to meet the requirements at points a, b, c Clause 1 Article 14 of Decree No. 15/2018/ND-CPstatus2 (such as registration of the exporting countries, territories and exporters; the certificate of food safety) but they are still subject to state inspection of food safety
Foods shall be exempt from state inspection of food safety only when they belong to the cases specified in Article 13 of Decree No. 15/2018/ND-CPstatus2 .
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According to Article 13 of Decree No. 15/2018/ND-CP , cases in which state inspection of food safety is exempted include:
The product has the certificate of registered product declaration.
Foods in hand luggage of inbound passengers that are sent before or after the passengers arrive to serve the passengers’ personal needs; gifts within duty-free allowances.
Imports serving personal needs of people eligible for diplomatic immunities.
Products in transit, temporarily imported or in bonded warehouses.
Test samples whose quantities are suitable for the testing purposes and confirmed by the owners.
Products used for displayed at exhibitions or fairs.
Products, raw materials that are manufactured or imported for production or processing of exports or internal production and are not sold domestically.
Temporarily imported products for sale at duty-free shops.
Imports serving emergency purposes under orders of the Government or the Prime Minister.