Vietnam: Conditions for the recognition of other GAP for agricultural products

This is one of the important contents of the Circular No. 54/2014/TT-BNNPTNT on the recognition of other good agricultural practices (GAPs) eligible for incentives for agriculture, forestry and aquaculture, issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam on December 30, 2014.

Điều kiện công nhận tiêu chuẩn GAP khác cho các sản phẩm nông sản, Thông tư 54/2014/TT-BNNPTNT

According to Article 5 of the Circular No. 54/2014/TT-BNNPTNT of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, other GAP shall be recognized if it meets these following conditions:

- The other GAP is promulgated by a Vietnamese organization, international organization, country, area or a region outside of Vietnam (hereinafter referred to as organization promulgating other GAP);

- The other GAP satisfies the criteria prescribed in Appendix I regarding aquaculture, Appendix II regarding forestry or Appendix III regarding crop and livestock production;

- There are regulations for the recognition of the products produced by using such other GAP.

When the conditions for the recognition of other GAP are fully satisfied, procedures for recognition of other GAP shall be conducted as follows:

1. Any of the following organizations and individuals may apply for other GAP:

- Organizations promulgating other GAP;

- Representative organizations of the organizations defined in Clause 1 Article 6 of Circular No. 54/2014/TT-BNNPTNT;

- Organizations and individuals authorized by the organizations defined in Clause 1 Article 6 of Circular No. 54/2014/TT-BNNPTNT.

2. Application for other GAP

- The application form for other GAP according to the form showed in Appendix IV enclosed with Circular No. 54/2014/TT-BNNPTNT;

- A letter of attorney in case of authorization prescribed in Clause 3 Article 6 of Circular No. 54/2014/TT-BNNPTNT;

- Authenticated copy of the other GAP promulgation document or the copy enclosed with the original for comparison; if the original document is in a foreign language, it shall be enclosed with a certified Vietnamese translation;

- Authenticated copy of the newest version of other GAP or the copy document enclosed with the original document for comparison; if the original document is in a foreign language, it shall be enclosed with a certified Vietnamese translation;

- Authenticated copy of the regulation on other GAP recognition or the copy enclosed with the original copy for comparison; if the original copy is in a foreign language, it shall be enclosed with a certified Vietnamese translation;

- The list of other GAP recognition bodies in Vietnam including their names, addresses, phones, faxes, email addresses enclosed with the copies of letters of attorney or licenses to provide recognition services in Vietnam.

3. Forms of submission

Submit directly or send by post an application for other GAP to a specialized agency affiliated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural development.

View more details at the Circular No. 54/2014/TT-BNNPTNT of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, effective from February 12, 2015.

Thuy Tram

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