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Date of creation
2019-03-04 09:14 UTC (tunguyen1003@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2019-03-04 09:14 UTC (tunguyen1003@gmail.com)

General Information
  • Viet Nam
Title of document
Cicular 45/2015/TTLT-BNNPTNT-KHCN
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Regulation
Subject areas
  • Handling, transport, packaging and identification
  • Human and/or Animal Health
  • LMOs for direct use as food
  • LMOs for processing
  • Labeling
Types of LMOs addressed
  • Plants
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
1. This Joint Circular provides guidance on labeling of prepacked genetically-modified foods sold in Vietnam, at least 1 genetically modified ingredient of which makes up over 5% of the total amount of ingredients permissible for food production.
2. This Joint Circular does not apply to:
a) Prepacked genetically-modified foods containing genetically modified ingredients but the modified genes and products of modified genes in which are not discovered;
b) Fresh genetically modified foods, non-packaged processed genetically modified foods that are sold directly to consumers;
c) Genetically modified foods used for emergencies for recovery of natural disasters and/or epidemic diseases.
3. Regarding genetically modified foods that are produced for export only, the labeling must ensure not to falsify the nature of products and not to violate laws of Vietnam and the importer.
Date of entry into force
Document details
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD)
No. 2 Ngoc Ha street, Ba Dinh district
Ha Noi
Viet Nam
Phone:+84 243-8237535
Fax:+84 243-8433637
Url:Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development,AgroBiotech
Ministry of Science and Technology
No. 113 Tran Duy Hung street, Cau Giay district,
Ha Noi
Viet Nam
Phone:+84 24 35560619 / +84 24 35560631 / +84 24 35560626
Url:Ministry of Science and Technology