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Monday, April 12, 2021

Rules on labeling of Vietnamese products to be specified

Updated: 13:42’ - 28/12/2020
Vietnamese goods and products circulated on the domestic market would no longer be labeled “Made in Vietnam” if a draft decree released by the MOIT is approved.

Accordingly, organizations and individuals might base themselves on the production and processing process of goods or products to select and use only one of such labels as: “Produced in Vietnam”; “Manufactured in Vietnam”; “Country of origin: Vietnam”; “Origin: Made in Vietnam”; “Produced by Vietnam”.

  A promotion campaign for Vietnamese products at Big C supermarket during October 2020__Photo: Internet

As provided by the draft, goods and products would be introduced as Vietnam’s goods and products if they are of pure Vietnamese origin or produced in Vietnam from all raw materials of Vietnamese origin. Otherwise, they should undergo the final processing in Vietnam to fundamentally change the nature of goods or products.

In case of uncertainty about Vietnamese origin, organizations and individuals might choose a phrase to describe the main processing stage in Vietnam, namely “Designed in Vietnam”; “Designed by (Company/Group name)”; “Assembled in Vietnam”; “Finished in Vietnam”; “Assembled by (Company/Group name)”; “Processed by (Company/Group name)”; “Products of (Company/Group name); “Packaged and labeled by (Company/Group name)”.

Once approved, the draft decree would help formulate a mechanism to prevent and combat trade frauds, and protect domestic production as well as consumer interests, says the MOIT.- (VLLF)

 

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