Amendments to regulations on treatment of plant quarantine subjects in Vietnam

Amendments to regulations on treatment of plant quarantine subjects in Vietnam
Đức Dũng

On December 6, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam promulgated Circular 15/2021/TT-BNNPTNT amending to Circular 05/2015/TT-BNNPTNT on order and procedures for issuance of practising certificates for treatment of articles subject to plant quarantine and Circular 33/2014/TT-BNNPTNT on order and procedures for plant quarantine for import, export, transit and post-import of articles subject to plant quarantine, of minister of agriculture and rural development

According to Circular 15/2021, below are some notable points: 

- Shorten the time issuing practicing card for treatment of articles subject to plant quarantine to 3 working days from the date of receipt of valid dossiers.

(Currently in Circular 05/2015/TT-BNNPTNT, the time issuing practicing card is 05 working days)

- Changing the application form for the issuance of a practice card for treatment of articles subject to plant quarantine in the Appendix attached to Circular 15/2021.

- Supplementing the definition of "Phytosanitary inspection organization" which refers to a plant quarantine body or a laboratory center for inspection of harmful organisms that is controlled by the Plant Protection Department

(Added to Article 3 of Circular 33/2014/TT-BNNPTNT)

- Record the use of the digital Phytosanitary Certificate of the exporting country(in case of re-export) in the export phytosanitary registration dossier.

(Currently in Clause 2, Article 9 of Circular 33/2014, only the original is allowed to be used)

Circular 15/2021/TT-BNNPTNT takes effect from January 21, 2022



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