On April 29, 2014, the Government issued the Decree No. 36/2014/ND-CP on raising, processing, and exporting pangasius. This Decree is applied to any Vietnamese or foreign entity involved in raising, processing, and exporting pangasius within Vietnam’s territory.
In accordance with this Decree, the entities that export pangasius products must satisfy the requirements as processing facilities must satisfy the requirements as prescribed. If the exporter that does not have a processing facility must have a processing contract or sale contract with a processing facility that meets the requirements as prescribed.
Pangasius export contracts must be registered with Vietnam Pangasius. The customs shall only grant clearance to the consignments under the pangasius export contracts certified by Vietnam Pangasius Association.
Within 03 working days from the day on which sufficient documents are received, if the application is satisfactoryand the purchase prices of raw pangasius are higher or equal to those announced by Vietnam Pangasius Association at the time the application is received (applied to exporters that use commercial pangasius purchased from commercial pangasius farms that are not under the exporters’ ownership), Vietnam Pangasius Association shall verify and certify the pangasius export contract.
If the application does not comply with the aforementioned regulations, Vietnam Pangasius Association shall not grant registration of the pangasius export contract and provide explanation in writing.
Particularly, this Decree promulgates that by December 31, 2015, every commercial pangasius farm must obtain the Certificate of Good Aquaculture Practice according to VietGap or an international certificate that is conformable with Vietnam’s law.
This Decree takes effect on June 20, 2014.
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