The Vietnamese government is removing beginning October the pre-import quality inspection for more than a hundred products to facilitate the entry of certain imported goods into the country.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a decision repealing an earlier executive decision listing 114 products and goods subject to pre-import quality inspections, effectively cutting the number of checks on these products from two to one.
The list was issued by then-Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on March 7, 2006, said a report from Vietnam News Agency.
The repeal will take effect from October 5, 2017, aiming to reduce customs clearance time spent on these 114 products, which currently undergo one inspection before and another one after they are officially imported.
The listed products will now only be inspected once they have already been imported. This move is expected to aid both businesses and consumers.
The goods which will no longer receive pre-import quality inspections starting next month include medical equipment and facilities, vaccines, aquaculture feed, instant seafood products, pesticides, fertilizers, veterinary drugs, and raw materials for veterinary medicine and animal feed.
The list also includes motorcycle helmets, 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.