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Fertiliser measures expected to inspire sector growth

Update: May, 02/2013 - 10:46

The quality and price of fertilisers will be controlled under a new decree being drafted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.— Illustrative image

HA NOI (VNS)— The quality and price of fertilisers will be controlled under a new decree being drafted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

Phung Ha, head of the ministry's Chemical Department, said the decree aimed to make sure customers got a fair deal.

Sharing the ideas, a spokesman for the Ministry of Justice said fertiliser production should be backed by quality guarantees to protect the nation's agricultural production and food safety.

In addition, the Government should have specific regulations on imported fertilisers and trading companies.

Pham Dong Quang, deputy head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's Department of Crop Production said fertilisers were made from complex ingredients. This was why the decree should be closely watched by the two ministries.

The decree is expected to settle the mentioned issues.

It will insist that enterprises can only produce fertilisers if they have business registration certificates or investment certificates. The enterprises will also be required to make environmental impact assessment reports and ensure workplace safety conditions and hygiene.

Quang said the regulations could help slash the number of shonky businesses producing low-quality or fake fertilisers by 50 to 60 per cent.

He added that the ministry would collect ideas from ministries and agencies to complete the decree and submit it to the Government in June. — VNS



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