Amending conditions for the issuance of the License to trade in tobacco ingredients in Vietnam

This is a content mentioned in Decree No. 08/2018/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government on amendments to certain Decrees related to business conditions under state management of the Ministry of Industry and Trade issued on January 15, 2018. This Decree has amended and supplemented conditions for the issuance of the License to trade in tobacco ingredients specified in Decree No. 67/2013/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government.

Specifically, according to Clause 1 Article 3 of Decree No. 08/2018/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government amending Article 7 of Decree No. 67/2013/NĐ-CP, conditions for the issuance of the License to trade in tobacco ingredients include:

- The enterprise shall be established lawfully.

- The business location is definite.

- Infrastructure, equipment, and personnel:

+ The means of transport are suitable for the business scale and the preservation of tobacco ingredients during the transport;

+ The area of the tobacco ingredient warehouse is at least 1000 m2. The warehouse must have a ventilation system and equipment that suitable for the preservation of the tobacco ingredients, including: thermometer and hygrometer to monitor the temperature and relative humidity of the air in the warehouse, equipment for pest prevention; the shelves and platforms where tobacco ingredients are put must be installed at least 20 cm from the ground and 50 cm from the walls and pillars;

+ Employees are proficient and hold at least intermediate degrees in agriculture or above.

- The enterprise has an agreement in principal or agreement to entrust import of tobacco ingredients concluded with a tobacco manufacturer or an enterprise that processes tobacco ingredients; or agreement in principal or agreement to entrust export of tobacco ingredients concluded with an enterprise eligible to invest in tobacco cultivation or enterprise that processes tobacco ingredients. The enterprise having the license for purchasing/selling tobacco ingredients shall only be entitled to import tobacco ingredients on behalf of an enterprise having the certificate of eligibility to invest in tobacco cultivation or the license for processing of tobacco ingredients.

- Environment protection and fire and explosion prevention: Vehicles and equipment serving fire prevention and fighting and environment protection must be adequate.

View more amendments and supplements at Decree No. 08/2018/NĐ-CP of Vietnam’s Government, effective from January 15, 2018.

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