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Official letter No. 4349/BCT-TTTN dated July 21st, 2021 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade regarding essential goods, services
Posted: 26/7/2021 1:00:42 PM | Latest updated: 20/8/2021 2:37:54 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5258 | Vietlaw: 523

The Ministry of Industry and Trade assumes that, the determination of “essential goods, services” in order to apply measures for Covid-19 prevention and control shall be based on these regulations:

- Definition of “essential goods, services” at Clause 3 Article 4 of the Law on Prices No. 11/2012/QH13status2 . Accordingly, "essential goods, services” mean goods, services cannot lack for manufacture, life, national defense, security, including: main raw material, fuel, materials, services for manufacture, circulation; products satisfy basic demands of human and defense, security."

- Essential goods and services mentioned at Official letter No. 2601/VPCP-KGVX dated April 3rd, 2020, including: food; medicines; petrol and oil; electricity; water, fuel, etc.; services directly related to banking operation and enterprise support (notarizing, lawyers, registry offices, registration for secured transactions, etc.); stock exchanges; post and telecommunications; services supporting transportation, import and export of goods; medical examination and treatment services, funeral services, etc.

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