Gov’t cuts inspections on some imports

September 01, 2017 - 09:00

The Prime Minister has issued Decision No 37/2017/QĐ-TTg on the abrogation of the list of 114 imported products and goods subjected to quality inspection.

Kettles are included on a list of imported products and goods which will no longer undergo pre-import quality inspection from October 5. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has issued a decision repealing a list of 114 products and goods subject to pre-import quality inspection, cutting inspections on these products from two times to one.

The list was issued by then-PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng on March 7, 2006.

The repeal will take effect from October 5, 2017, aiming to reduce customs clearance time spent on these 114 products, which currently undergo two inspections, before and after they are officially imported.

This move is expected to aid businesses as well as consumers. The listed products will now only be inspected once they’ve already been imported.

The goods which will no longer receive pre-import quality inspections include medical equipment and facilities, vaccines, aquaculture feed, instant seafood products, pesticides, fertilisers, veterinary drugs and raw materials for veterinary medicine and animal feed.

The list will also contains protective helmets for motorcyclists, children’s helmets, kettles, irons, electric cookers, electric ovens, electric pans, electric grills and toys for children under 36 months of age.

Some types of explosive products, explosion-proof equipment used in mining, cranes, construction machines for traffic works, tractors, some types of cement products, reinforced concrete beams, industrial safety helmets, insulated gloves, elevators and escalators will also no longer be inspected twice. — VNS