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Vietnam is updating their National Chemical Inventory


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While getting back into business after lifting nationwide lockdown aka social distancing, Vietnam has started to update their National Chemical Inventory.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) of Vietnam published the new drafted National Chemical Inventory (NCI) in March 2020. Originally established in September 2016, NCI currently includes 36,777 substances and is organised and maintained by Vietnam Chemical Agency (Vinachemia).

Vinachemia is now accepting additional chemical information to NCI portal and substance nomination can be submitted until 30th of May, 2020. Requirement is that substances which are submitted during this update must be currently imported by Vietnamese industry.

Following information should be provided related to the chemical substances:

  • Name and CAS number of the substance
  • Safety data sheet (SDS) in Vietnamese
  • Documents proving that substance is used/marketed in Vietnam
    • Sales contract with Vietnamese importer, or
    • Sales invoice (financial figures concealed)
  • Technical data of the substance for comparison and determination of the substance ID.
  • Estimated annual tonnages of import to Vietnam

Substances not submitted by the deadline, according to the chemical management plan, will be treated as a new substance in Vietnam after Vinachemia has finalised the NCI. Therefore, we strongly recommend listing all relevant substances which you are currently selling to Vietnam in order to avoid any issues with the import at a later stage.

Chementors SEA Ltd. is our local branch in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) and able to assist you to prepare all needed documents for adding your relevant substances to the NCI portal. Find our contact information here.

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