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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Regulations challenging enterprises to be removed

Updated: 16:57’ - 24/08/2016
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is reviewing and consulting its relevant units to propose the Government to annul a series of regulations that cause difficulties to enterprises, Minister Tran Tuan Anh has said.

At a meeting with representatives of the ministry’s departments, institutes and affiliated units in Hanoi on August 23, Minister Anh said the ministry would propose to the Government modification or removal of hindrances mentioned in Government Decree No. 19/2016/ND-CP on gas trading; and consider the removal of provisions on certificates in chemical trading and automobile import in the ministry’s Circular No. 20/2011/TT-BCT.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade is considering the removal of provisions on certificates in chemical trading and automobile import__Photo: Internet

The MoIT would work with the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) to solve statutory problems in fabric sample examination under Circular No. 37/2015/TT-BCT, he added.

The ministry’s Legal Department is expected to issue the draft in September or October.

The MoIT will propose to the Government solutions to improve the comprehensive market economy institution based on the observance of economic rules and removal of statutory bottlenecks and to create a fair competitive environment for all enterprises in order to guarantee consumers’ legitimate interests.

Regarding Circular No. 37, the VITAS, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and a number of enterprises have proposed the Government to abolish the inspection of formaldehyde content in textile and garment products as this is legally groundless, costly and time-consuming.

The Legal Department said it would draft a new circular to replace the current one and exempt a number of textile products from inspection and declaration.

Minister Tran Tuan Anh said that deputy minister Tran Quoc Khanh would work with departments, institutes, associations and legal units in removing difficulties for enterprises, adding that the ministry would propose the Government to issue a new circular to replace Circular No. 37.

The Market Department said there remained diverse opinions on problematic provisions of Government Decree No. 19/2016/ND-CP on gas trading concerning energy security and prevention of trade frauds.

Regarding Circular No. 20, Deputy Minister Khanh told the press his ministry has proposed the Government to allow enterprises to import automobiles without having to produce manufacturer’s letter of authorization.

A car will not be permitted for circulation registration if the importer fails to provide the customer with warranty and maintenance papers.- (VLLF)
 

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