By Little Pro on 2016-10-28 Views: Update:2017-11-28
Vietnam is developing a new national existing chemical inventory similar to other countries (US, China, Japan, etc) and a REACH-like registration scheme for new chemical substances (substances which are not listed in the inventory).
Since Oct 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Technology of Vietnam have been working on compiling a national existing chemical inventory for Vietnam. The draft inventory is available in English. It is maintained by the data centre of the chemical department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (CECHEDAR).
Vietnam has stopped accepting new inventory nominations as of Nov 2017. A new draft inventory may be released in early 2018.
After the Vietnam national inventory of chemicals has been issued, chemical substances which are not listed in the inventory will be considered new chemical substances. Those new substances need to be registered before they can be used in Vietnam or circulated on Vietnam market.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has established a dedicated agency Vietnam Chemicals Agency (Vinachemia) to overhaul the chemical management in Vietnam.
Existing chemical substances are currently regulated by Vietnam Chemicals Law and by lists. Existing chemicals on different lists are subject to different requirements such as licenses and declarations. For more info about the chemicals law, please click the link below: