blue-check Some notes relating to labeling for exported goods under new regulations

Official letter No. 5951/TCHQ-GSQL dated December 17th, 2021 of the General Department of Vietnam Customs regarding labeling for goods
Posted: 20/12/2021 10:02:48 AM | Latest updated: 22/12/2021 10:23:50 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5360 | Vietlaw: 541

Relating to the labeling for exported goods according to the new regulations at Decree No. 111/2021/ND-CP, the General Department of Vietnam Customs notes that in principle exported goods must be labeled in accordance with regulations of importing country.

In case exports are manufactured from various material sources, origin cannot be identified, on labels place where the last phase is performed to finish the goods shall be presented by one of these phrases or combination of these phrases: "assembled at"; "bottled at"; "mixed at"; "completed at"; "packed at"; "labeled at" with name of the country or territory where the last phase is performed.

In addition, Decree No. 111/2021/ND-CP also has some new regulations on labeling in comparison with the regulations at Decree No. 43/2017/ND-CP:

- Not adjusting the regulation on labeling for imported goods stored in boned warehouse for exporting to a third country (point b clause 2 Article 1);

- Addition of requirements of contents of label and how to label exported goods (clause 1 Article 1);

- Except goods exported abroad, all goods sold in Vietnam market must be labeled in Vietnamese (clause 1 Article 7);

- Provision of regulations in details on contents required to be presented on original label of imported goods upon carrying out procedures for customs clearance (clause 2 Article 10)

- Amendments to the regulations on presentation of origin on label (Article 15).

Ms Phuong Thao (
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