Amendments to requirements for petrol and oil distributors

Amendments to requirements for petrol and oil distributors
Nguyễn Thị Diễm My

On November 17, 2023, the Government promulgated Decree No. 80/2023/NĐ-CP on amendments to certain Articles of Decree No. 95/2021/NĐ-CP and Decree No. 83/2014/NĐ-CP on petrol and oil trading.

Amendments to requirements for petrol and oil distributors 

According to the Decree, Decree No. 80/2023/NĐ-CP amends Clause 4 Article 13 of Decree No. 83/2014/NĐ-CP on requirements for petrol and oil distributors.

Thus, a trader eligible for being petrol and oil distributor must fully meet the following requirements and shall be granted a Certificate of eligibility:

- The trader’s enterprise must be lawfully established, and the Certificate of Business Registration granted to such enterprise must specify the registration of petrol and oil trading.

- There is a depot or reservoir with a minimum capacity of 2.000 m3 which is owned by the enterprise or leased from another petrol and oil trader with the lease duration of at least 05 years.

- There are vehicles for petrol and oil transport owned by the enterprise or rented from a petrol and oil trader with lease duration of at least five (05) years.

- There is a laboratory which is owned by the trader or rented from an organization owning laboratories capable of inspecting and testing petrol and oil quality according to regulations.

(previously is “there is a laboratory capable of inspecting and testing petrol and oil quality according to national technical regulations and announced applicable standards under its ownership or co-ownership or on a lease under a contract with a state agency”).

- There is a petrol and oil distribution system that covers at least 02 provinces, including at least 05 petrol and oil retail stations under ownership or lease with lease duration of at least 05 years, at least 03 of which must be owned by the trader; at least 10 petrol and oil retail stations of agents or petrol and oil retail franchisees that have the Certificate of Eligibility For Petrol and Oil Retailing according to Article 25 of Decree No. 83/2014/NĐ-CP.

- Managers and trading staff must be trained in fire prevention and fighting and environmental protection under applicable regulations and granted certificates of completion of training courses.

Decree No. 80/2023/NĐ-CP comes into force from November 17, 2023.

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