On January 12, Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed Decision 38/QĐ-TTg approving the scheme on
reforming the model of quality inspection and food safety inspection for
imported goods. The main goal of the scheme is to facilitate procedures, reduce
the time and compliance cost for the business; protect the legitimate rights
and interests of business organisations and individuals and consumers, as well
as to improve the efficiency of quality inspection and food safety inspection
for imported goods.
No. 02/NQ-CP dated January 1, 2020 and Resolution No. 99/NQ-CP dated November
13, 2019, the Government assigned the Ministry of Finance to responsibility for
elaborating a scheme on specialized inspection reform along the direction that
customs offices are the focal point for specialized inspection at border gates
(except for goods related to security, defense, quarantine), specialized
management ministries carry out post-inspection; submit to the Government in
the first quarter of 2020.
the direction of the Government, the Ministry of Finance has developed the
scheme on reforming model of quality inspection and food safety inspection for
imported goods. After more than a year of researching and working with
concerned parties, The Ministry of Finance has set up a working team for
implementing the Government’s direction on specialised inspection; the GDVC has
also established a scheme drafting team. It has also held meetings with local
and international experts, associations, businesses and researchers. It also
reported to the Government Office and was received comments from ministries and
sectors when building the scheme. In addition, the GDVC has researched and
gained experience in the deployment of other countries to apply in Vietnam and
develop quality inspection and food safety inspection for imported goods.
January 12, the Prime Minister issued Decision 38/QD-TTg approving the scheme
on reforming model of quality inspection and food safety inspection for
imported goods with seven breakthrough reforms, including: (1) Assigning Customs to be the focal point
in quality inspection and food safety inspection for imported goods; (2)
Synchronously applying three methods of inspection for both quality inspection
and food safety inspection to reduce the number of imported consignments
subject to inspection; (3) Simplifying quality control and food safety
inspection procedures for imported goods; (4) Inspecting by goods to reduce
number of consignments subject to inspection; (5) Fully and substantially
applying risk management in quality inspection and food safety inspection for
imported goods to ensure the role of state management and improve the
compliance of the business; (6) Supplementing subjects exempted from quality
inspection and food safety inspection; (7) Applying information technology
systems for the deployment of the new model.
seven breakthrough reforms, the scheme will reduce administrative procedures,
cut resources, reduce customs clearance time; help raise awareness of corporate
responsibility in compliance with the law on quality, food safety of goods and
safety protection for the community and consumers.
Decree no. 38/QĐ-TTg takes effect from Jan 12, 2021.