This report provides an update of the food and agricultural laws and regulations currently in force in Vietnam. Updated sections include: Section I - General Food Laws; Section VII - Facility and Product Registration; Section VIII - Other Certification and Testing; and Section IX - Import Procedure. Minor updates are added to Section II – Food Additives Regulations; Section III – Pesticides and other Contaminants and Section X – Copyrights and Trademark Laws. Additionally, Post notes that as of December 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) continues its revision of Circular 25/2016 and Circular 26/2016 on quarantine inspection for terrestrial and aquatic animal products. Should MARD enact new Circulars, Post will issue new GAIN Reports incorporating any two regulatory changes.

Vietnam: FAIRS Country Report