Timely solve problems related to import drug clearance procedures in Vietnam

The Government Office of Vietnam issued Notice No. 115/TB-VPCP on the conclusion of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at the meeting on extension of storage registration medicine practice.

Timely solve problems related to import drug clearance procedures in Vietnam

Specifically, the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam requested the Ministry of Health of Vietnam to work with the General Department of Customs to promptly remove obstacles related to import drug clearance procedures.

The Ministry of Health works with the Ministry of Finance under the direction of the Prime Minister in Official Dispatch No. 2262/VPCP-KGVX dated April 12, 2022; on that basis, complete the Report and Draft Decree detailing the implementation of Resolution 12/2021/UBTVQH15 of the National Assembly Standing Committee, and report to the Prime Minister before April 20, 2022.

The Deputy Prime Minister also requested the Ministry of Health to urgently absorb the opinions of relevant agencies, units and individuals, complete the process and procedures as prescribed to issue the Circular amending Circular 32/2018/TT-BYT dated 12/11/2018 on registration of drug circulation, ensuring the principle: refer to international experience and practices; increase effectiveness and efficiency in state management, but must limit the regulation of cumbersome and unnecessary administrative procedures, causing difficulties for people and businesses.

The Ministry of Health organizes and effectively implements the Program on the development of the pharmaceutical industry and domestically produced medicinal herbs to 2030, with a vision to 2045 (Decision 376/QD-TTg dated March 17th, 2021 by the Prime Minister).

* Previously, on December 30, 2021, the National Assembly Standing Committee issued Resolution No. 12/2021/UBTVQH15 on allowing the implementation of a number of mechanisms and policies in the health sector to serve the public. COVID-19 prevention and control. This resolution has removed many difficulties and obstacles in the process of organizing COVID-19 prevention and control activities in particular, as well as in health work in general.

The Resolution clearly states: The registration certificate for circulation of drugs and medicinal ingredients expires within the period from the effective date of this Resolution (December 30, 2021) before December 31, 2022. If they can promptly carry out the procedures for extending the circulation registration due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, they may continue to use them until the end of December 31, 2022, to ensure medical examination and treatment.

To implement Resolution No. 12/2021/UBTVQH15, the Government of Vietnam has assigned the Ministry of Health to assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with relevant units in, developing a draft Decree detailing and implementing measures to Resolution No. 12/ 2021/UBTVQH15.

The Ministry of Health said that the draft Decree was appraised by the Ministry of Justice on February 28, 2022. The Ministry of Health is coordinating with the Ministry of Justice and relevant ministries and branches to complete the draft to submit to the Government for review and issuance.

Minh Duc


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