In order To step by step harmonize national standards and technical regulations with regional and international standards, on February 14, 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development issued the Circular No. 07/2015/TT-BNNPTNT guiding the adoption of international standards, regional standards and foreign standards in activities managed by The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, permits for direct or indirect application of international standards, regional standards and foreign standards in activities managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The application is only accepted when there are no national standards or national technical regulations or when there are firm grounds to prove the necessity to apply international standards, regional standards or foreign standards; the criteria meet the requirements of relevant national technical regulations (if any); are suitable to economic, technical and technological conditions of Vietnam; meet management requirements and promote the development of domestic production; and are the newest versions which remain valid.
Accordingly. an agency or organization engaged in activities managed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development shall make a dossier of request for adoption of a standard and send it (directly or by post) to the related specialized management General Department or Department for examination. A dossier comprises a written request for adoption of a standard; a version of the standard requested for adoption and explanations for adoption of the standard.
This Circular takes effect on April 02, 2015.
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