blue-check Regarding application of foreign standards in construction activities in Vietnam

Official letter No. 3407/BXD-KHCN dated August 25th, 2021 of the Ministry of Construction regarding application of national technical regulations, national standards and foreign construction standards in construction activities
Posted: 1/9/2021 9:38:58 AM | Latest updated: 14/9/2021 8:26:25 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5289 | Vietlaw: 526

According to opinions of the Ministry of Construction, the designing for construction works in Vietnam have to comply with currently - applied national technical regulations.

With regard to seismic data, it is peak ground acceleration in line with the National Technical regulations QCVN 02:2009/BXD - Natural Physical & Climatic Data for Construction.

In principle “standards” shall be applied voluntarily, except standards invoked in a legal document or technical regulation.

Investors may themselves consider deciding and take responsibility for the application of national standards, manufacture standards or foreign standards to their own construction activities in Vietnam (Article 8 of Decree No. 15/2021/ND-CP ).

Ms Phuong Thao (
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