December 24, 2014, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued the Circular No. 50/2014/TT-BNNPTNT amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Circular No. 66/2011/TT-BNNPTNT dated October 10, 2011 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development detailing a number of articles of Decree No.08/2010/ND-CP dated 05/02/2010 of the Government on management of animal feed, defines that Inspection shall be conducted on documents and by organoleptic method and samples of all the batches for analyzing from February 07, 2015.
Quality inspection of imported animal feeds shall be exempted in temporary import of animal feeds for re-export; animal feeds in transit; animal feeds sent to bonded warehouses; animal feeds as samples for introduction at trade fairs and exhibitions; animal feeds as samples for analysis at laboratories and animal feeds as samples for experiments.
Organizations, individuals as importers who have met the aforesaid requirements for animal feeds must send documents to Directorate of Fisheries or the Department of Livestock production. The documents comprise request form for exemption from quality inspection with time limit; a copy with confirmations by the importer of the registration documents for inspection of quality and Certificate of quality for five consecutive shipments under normal inspection or Certificate of quality for three consecutive shipments under alleviated inspection. Within 05 working days since receipt of eligible documents, Directorate of Fisheries or the Department of Livestock production shall make a written reply to importers regarding approval for temporary exemption from quality inspection; in case exemption from quality inspection with time limit is not approved, Directorate of Fisheries or the Department of Livestock production shall make a written reply and state the reasons.
Manner of inspection: inspection shall be conducted on documents and by organoleptic method, sample is taken for analyzing from two to five safety norms, from two to five quality norms in applied standards or in the national technical regulations, ensuring safety and quality of the product subject to inspection. The inspecting body and appointed agency shall determine specific norms and take responsibility for results of inspection and assessment of quality, safety of animal feeds.
This Circular takes effect on February 07, 2015.
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