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Vietnam Proposes Technical Regulation for Persistent Organic Pollutants

SafeGuardSAutomotive, Hardgoods, Toys and Juvenile Products, Softlines, Electrical and Electronics, Personal and Protective EquipmentOctober 04, 2022

SG 113.22

Vietnam is consulting over its proposal to regulate several POPs. If approved, the restrictions will become effective six months after publication.

On September 15, 2022, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced a draft technical regulation from Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE, Bộ Tài nguyên và Môi trường) to set maximum permissible limits for several persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in substances, mixtures and articles. 

The draft technical regulation, attached to WTO document 22-6815 and notified under G/TBT/N/VNM/238, contains several important provisions. It:

  • Regulates several POP chemicals, each with a defined set of products and specifications (Table 1)
  • Defines methods for sampling different materials or products
  • Designates standards for the analysis of POP chemicals
  • Accepts other national or international standards of equal or greater accuracy for sampling and analysis

According to the draft technical regulations, the specifications (Table 1 above) will become effective six months after publication of the technical regulations.

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