On December 9th, 2021, the Government issued Decree No. 111/2021/ND-CP guiding on amending and supplementing some articles of the Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP dated on 14th April, 2017 of the Government on goods label with the following notable contents:
- The label goods are currently circulated on the Vietnamese market are required to show the following contents in Vietnamese: (i) name of goods; (ii) name and address of the organizations and the individuals responsible for goods; (iii) the origin of goods; and (iv) several other compulsory contents depending on the essence of each type of goods as prescribed in Appendix I of this Decree. For example, for the commodities group of food, the mandatory contents are quantity, production date, expiry date, warning information (if any). In addition, goods imported into Vietnam are also required to show the following contents in foreign languages or Vietnamese when doing customs clearance procedures: (i) name of goods; (ii) the origin of goods; (ii) the name or abbreviation of the organization/individual that produces or is responsible for such goods in a foreign country.
- The origin of goods on the label is self-determined by the organization/individual producing, exporting, or importing, as well as state the origin of the goods and expressed in phrases: “made in”, “country of manufacture”, “origin”, “manufactured by”. If the origin cannot be determined, write the name of the country or territory where the final stage is performed to perfect the goods and show them in phrases: “assembled at”, “bottled it”, “mixed at”, “finished at”, “packed at”, “labeled at”.
- For the organization/individual producing or being responsible for goods, on goods labels, it is necessary to show the name and address of the producing organization/individual and the organization/individual importing such goods.
Decree 111 takes effect on February 15th, 2022.