The Government has just issued Decree No. 111/2021/ND-CP, amending and supplementing a number of articles of Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP dated April 14, 2017 of the Government on goods labels.
In which, Decree 111/2021/ND-CP amends and supplements Article 15 of origin of goods. Specifically, manufacturing, exporting and importing organizations and individuals shall identify and record the origin of their goods by themselves, ensuring truthfulness, accuracy, and compliance with legal provisions on the origin of goods exported from, imported to and manufactured in Vietnam or any countries which participate in international commitments to which Vietnam is a party.
The origin of goods indicated on the label is shown by one of the following phrases "made in"; “manufactured in”; “producing country”; "origin"; "made by"; “product of” shall be accompanied by the name of the country or territory producing the goods or in accordance with the provisions of law on the origin of the goods.
In case the origin of goods cannot be determined according to the above provisions, write the place where the final stage of finishing the goods is performed. The goods finishing place is expressed by one of the phrases or a combination of phrases as follows: “assembled at”; “bottled at”; “mixed at”; “completed at”; “packed at”; “labelled at” with the name of the country or territory where the final stage of finishing the goods is performed.
The name of the country or territory where the goods are manufactured or where the final finishing work is performed may not be abbreviated.
The Decree also amends and supplements Clause 3, Article 12 - Name and address of the organization or individual responsible for the goods. Specifically, goods imported for circulation in Vietnam must have the name and address of the producing organization or individual and the name and address of the importing organization or individual on the goods label.
For goods being medical equipment produced domestically or imported for circulation in Vietnam, the name and address of the owner of the medical equipment and the name and address of the owner of the free-sale registration number must be recorded. In case medical equipment does not have a free-sale registration number, specify the name and address of the owner of the medical equipment and the name and address of the organization or individual on the import permit.