On September 09, 2016, the Ministry of Construction issued the Circular No. 25/2016/TT-BXD promulgating the list and HS codes of asbestos in amphibole group banned from import.
In accordance with the Circular, The list and HS codes of asbestos in amphibole group banned from import includes Crocidolite:
Crocidolite (blue asbestos): fibrous, blue with the HS code of 2524.10.00; Amosite ( brown asbestos): fibrous, brown; anthophyllite: fibrous, opaque; actinolite; remolite; Raw asbestos in form of blocks, raw fiber, smashed fiber, fine grain, powder, or asbestos waste of the HS codes above. Asbestos which has carefully processed (dyed, combed, etc.) or made into finished asbestos products shall be classified in corresponding codes with the HS code of 2524.90.00.
This Circular takes effect on October 25, 2016 and replaces the Circular No. 03/2012/TT-BXD dated September 05, 2012.
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