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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Liquor trading conditions to be stiffened

Updated: 08:14’ - 05/10/2017
Liquor products for sale at home and imported liquors will be required to have stamps and labels on their packages, except for manually produced liquor products sold to enterprises with industrial liquor production licenses for further processing.

Market management officers check liquor stamps and labels at a liquor agent in Uong Bi city, Quang Ninh province__Photo: Internet

Under Government Decree 105/2017/ND-CP, which will take effect on November 1, since liquors belong to the group of goods subject to conditional trading, those that conduct mass and small-scale production of liquors for trading, liquor distributors, liquor wholesalers and liquor retailers are required to possess licenses prescribed in this Decree.

Meanwhile, small-scale producers who sell manually made liquors to enterprises with industrial liquor production licenses will have to register their business with commune-level People’s Committees.

Liquor products subject to no technical regulations must be announced to be compliant with the food safety regulations and have food safety regulation conformity documents registered with competent authorities for market sale pending the issuance and entry into force of relevant technical regulations.

The Decree also specifies prohibited acts in liquor production and trading, including producing or trading in liquors without licenses or at variance with licenses; using food alcohols of poor quality, industrial alcohols or other banned materials for liquor production and processing; leasing or lending liquor trading licenses; exhibiting, buying, selling, circulating and consuming liquors having no package labels or stamps as prescribed by law, and liquor products not up to the food safety and quality standards or of unclear origins; selling liquor products to under-18 persons; selling liquors with alcohol content of 15 percent or more on the Internet; retailing liquors by vendor machines; conducting liquor advertising or sales promotion in contravention of regulations.- (VLLF)

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