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blue-check Strategy for development of Vietnam’s Fisheries by 2030

Decision No. 339/QD-TTg dated March 11th, 2021 of the Prime Minister on approving the Strategy for Development of Vietnam’s Fisheries by 2030 with vision towards 2045

This Decision takes effect from the date of its signing.

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blue-check Regulations on assignment of sea areas for exploitation of marine resources

Decree No. 11/2021/ND-CP dated February 10th, 2021 of the Government on assignment of certain sea areas to organizations and individuals for exploitation and use of marine resources

The following forms are attached to this Decree: Read more

Form No. 01 -Application form for sea area assignment/recognition

Form No. 02 - Application form for extension of sea area assignment duration

Form No. 03 - Request form for partial or total return of sea area

Form No. 04 - Application form for amendment to decision on sea area assignment

Form No. 05 - Diagram of sea area to be assigned, recognized or returned in part

Form No. 06 - Decision on sea area assignment

Form No. 07 - Decision on permission for sea area return

Form No. 08 - Decision on sea area expropriation

Form No. 09 - Sea area diagram (enclosed with decision on assignment, recognition, partial return or expropriation of sea area or serving document preparation)

Form No. 10 - Appointment note

Form No. 11 - Notice of payment of sea area usage fees

This Decree comes into force from March 30th, 2021 and supersedes Decree No. 51/2014/ND-CPstatus1 dated May 21st, 2014.

Clause 3 Article 7 of the Decree No. 46/2014/ND-CPstatus2 dated May 15th, 2014(amended by Clause 2 Article 3 Decree No. 123/2017/ND-CPstatus2 dated November 14th, 2017) shall be annulled.

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blue-check Bases for determination of wild animals banned from import

Official letter No. 89/TCLN-PCTT dated January 22nd, 2021 of Vietnam Administration of Forestry regarding prohibition on importing wild animals
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Aiming to prevent Covid-19 infection from abroad, at Directive No. 05/CT-TTg dated January 28th, 2020, the Prime Minister banned the import of wild animals into Vietnam. Read more

According to Vietnam Administration of Forestry, the concept of “wild animal” as the basis for banning from import under the aforesaid Directive is determined according to these documents:

- Clause 13 Article 3 Law on Biodiversity No. 20/2008/QH12status2 ;

- Clauses 1, 2, 3 Article 2 of Resolution No. 05/2018/NQ-HDTP providing guidelines handling violations against the regulations on wild animal welfare;

- Clause 4 Article 3 of Decree No. 06/2019/ND-CP on policies for management of endangered, rare and precious species.

With regard to Acipenser baerii, this is the wild animal included in CITES Appendix II as regulated at point d Clause 3 Article 33 of Decree No. 06/2019/ND-CP. Upon the import of Acipenser baerii, it is required to the have the CITES permit (Article 25 of Decree No. 06/2019/ND-CP ).

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blue-check Amendments to regulations on record of diaries on fishery activities

Circular No. 13/2020/TT-BNNPTNT dated November 9th, 2020 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on amendments to Circular No. 21/2018/TT-BNNPTNTstatus2 dated November 15, 2018 on record and submission of reports and diaries on fishery activities; announcement of appointed ports for verifying origin of extracted fisheries; list of fishing boats conducting illegal fishery activities; verification of extracted fisheries

This Circular takes effect from December 25th, 2020.

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blue-check Time point to apply undesirable Arsenic, Mercury in aquaculture feed shall be delayed until July 1st, 2021

Circular No. 08/2020/TT-BNNPTNT dated June 30th, 2020 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on amending, supplementing to Article 2 of Circular No. 04/2020/TT-BNNPTNTstatus2 dated March 9th, 2020 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on promulgation of the National technical regulation on animal feed and ingredients in aquaculture feed.
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This Circular is to adjust the time point to apply (by July 1st, 2021 instead of July 1st, 2020 under current regulations) with regard to maximum content of Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg) and Salmonella undesirable in grain, rice cereals as ingredients in aquaculture feed. These substances are regulated at Section III Appendix I enclosed with QCVN 01-190:2020/BNNPTNT - The National technical regulation on animal feed and ingredients in aquaculture feed. Read more

This Circular takes effect from July 1st, 2020.

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blue-check National technical regulation on environmental treating products in aquaculture

Circular No. 03/2020/TT-BNNPTNT dated March 2nd, 2020 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on National technical regulation on environmental treating products in aquaculture
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Promulgated together with this Circular is the National technical regulation on environmental treating products in aquaculture - Part 2: Mineral mixture, Vitamin mixture, symbolized QCVN 02-32-2:2020/BNNPTNT. Read more

Domestic manufacturers of mineral mixture, vitamin mixture and mineral – vitamin mixture used for environmental treatment in aquaculture specified in this Regulation shall follow procedures for conformity declaration as of January 1st, 2021.

This Circular comes into force from July 1st, 2020.

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blue-check National technical regulation on environmental treating products in aquaculture

National technical regulation QCVN 02-32-2:2020/BNNPTNT dated March 2nd, 2020 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on environmental treating products in aquaculture - Part 2: Mineral mixture, Vitamin mixture

This Regulation provides for safety criteria and permissible limits for mineral mixture, vitamin mixture and mineral – vitamin mixture used for environmental treatment in aquaculture (HS code 2842.90.90). Read more

This Regulation is issued together with Circular No. 03/2020/TT-BNNPTNT dated March 2nd, 2020, taking effect from July 1st, 2020.

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blue-check Some regualtions on benefitsamd policies applicable to fisheries resources surveillance activities shall cease to be effective

Decree No. 12/2020/ND-CP dated January 20th, 2020 of the Government on cease effect of Article 63, Point c Clause 1 Article 64, Point b Clause 2 and Clause 3 Article 65 of Government's Decree No. 26/2019/ND-CPstatus2 dated March 08, 2019 providing guidelines for implementation of the Law on fisheries

The following regulations of Decree No. 26/2019/ND-CPstatus2 shall cease to be effective from January 20th, 2020: Read more

- Benefits for fisheries resources surveillance members regulated at Article 63;

- Making an annual estimate of operating funding for the plan year of fisheries resources surveillance activities regulated at point c Clause 1 Article 64;

- Expenditures on fisheries resources surveillance activities regulated at point b Clause 2 and Clause 3 Article 65.

This Decree takes effect from the date of its signing.

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blue-check Regulations on testing and handling fishery foods exceeding the MRPL

Circular No. 28/2019/TT-BNNPTNT dated December 31st, 2019 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on technical requirements for testing for chemicals and antibiotics banned from being used in fishery foods
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This Circular provides technical requirements for testing for some indicators of chemicals and antibiotics banned from being used in fishery foods with prescribed minimum required performance levels (MRPL). Read more

Accordingly, with regard to the fishery food shipment/batch containing the test value for banned chemicals/antibiotics smaller than (<) the CCβ value, that shipment/batch may be sold on the market.

In case the test value for banned chemicals/antibiotics for the fishery food shipment/batch is higher than or equal to (≥) the CCβ value but smaller than (<) the MRPL, the entity producing and/or trading fishery foods is allowed to sell that shipment/batch on the market and must keep all documents about that shipment/batch. In addition, if the test reports containing the phrase “higher than or equal to the CCβ value but smaller than the MRPL” are given to 04 batches with the same type of fishery foods and testing indicator within a period of 06 consecutive months, the entire food safety control system must be intermediately reviewed to find out appropriate remedial measures against non-compliant contents (if any).

In case the test value for banned chemicals/antibiotics for the fishery food shipment/batch is higher than or equal (≥) the MRPL, the origin of foods must be traced and any unqualified fisher food shipments/batches must be recalled and handled according to Article 54 and Article 55 of the Law on food safety.

This Circular takes effect from February 13th, 2020.

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blue-check From January 1st, 2020: It is required to declare regulation conformity for aquaculture feed

Official letter No. 2510/TCTS-KHCN&HTQT dated November 7th, 2019 of the Directorate of Fisheries regarding declaration of regulation conformity for aquaculture feed, chemicals and products used for environmental treating in aquaculture
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The document is to request manufacturers, importers of aquaculture feed, chemicals and products used for environmental treating in aquaculture to perform the responsibility of declaration of regulation conformity from January 1st, 2020 in accordance with the National technical regulations promulgated together with Circular No. 07/2019/TT-BNNPTNT and Circular No. 08/2019/TT-BNNPTNT, including the following National technical regulations: Read more

1. QCVN 02-31-1:2019/BNNPTNT - Compound feeds;

2. QCVN 02-31-2:2019/BNNPTNT- Feed supplements;

3. QCVN 02-31-3:2019/BNNPTNT - Fresh and live feeds;

4. QCVN 02-32-1:2019/BNNPTNT - Environmental treating products in aquaculture.

The application for declaration of regulation conformity for the aforesaid products shall be submitted at local Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development or at accredited/designated certifying organizations

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