Decree 43/2017/ND-CP defines labels as “inscriptions, prints, drawings, images, or signs that are imprinted or embossed directly on or affixed, stuck or pinned firmly to goods or their packaging to display necessary and principal information about such goods”.
According to this decree, all imported commodities sold directly to consumers must have labels. Unpacked raw and fresh foods are exception. Violation of the terms will lead to hefty fine or even withdrawal from the market.Application dossier for registration products
The application dossier must include the following documents:
- Certificate of Free Sale or Health Certificate
- Certificate of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points)
- ISO 22000 certificate
- Certificate of Analysis (including microbial, chemical, heavy metal analysis)
- Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
- Registration Certificate (IRC)
- Importer’s business registration certificate including Enterprise Registration Certificate (ERC) and Investment
- Product label
- Product samples
The whole process of registration usually lasts from 3 to 4 weeks after application dossier submission. After approval, the MOH will give you the certificate.Safety and Hygiene
All companies that want to start food export to Vietnam must follow conditions on food safety and hygiene. Mainly, they have to obtain the Certificate on Satisfaction of Standards on hygiene and safety. If their food & beverages fulfill the standards of the MOH, they can start selling them in Vietnam.
Moreover, all employees that take part in the manufacturing and sales process must go for health check-up periodically.
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