“Organic agriculture” means a production system which sustains the health of soils, ecosystems and people. It relies on ecological processes, biodiversity and cycles adapted to natural conditions, rather than the use of inputs with adverse effects.
“Products from organic agriculture” means products, herbal ingredients, cosmetics and other products or plant varieties and animal breeds; animal feeds and aquaculture feeds that are produced, certified and labeled in accordance with regulations of this Decree.
One of the basic principles of organic agriculture production is that synthetic inputs at all stages of the organic production chain should be avoided and genetic modification, irradiation and other technologies that harm organic production should not be employed.
Organic products should be certified by a third party in accordance with TCVN or international, regional or foreign standards applied during organic production.
A project on linkage in production and consumption of agricultural products may be eligible for getting a subsidy from state budget as 30% of total investment in machinery, equipment and construction of infrastructural facilities serving the linkage, including workshops, warehouses or yards serving the production, preparation, storage, processing and consumption of agricultural products. Total subsidy shall not exceed VND 10 billion (Article 8).
This Decree takes effect from August 20th, 2018 and abolishes Decision No. 62/2013/QD-TTg dated October 25th, 2013.
This Decree applies to domestic and foreign organizations and individuals involved in irrigation operations within the territory of Vietnam, including irrigation project owners; irrigation project managers; organizations or individuals operating irrigation projects; public irrigation product and utility users and other relevant organizations and individuals.
Accordingly, apart from the amendments, supplements to the goods items subject to the quality inspection, this new List also specifies bases for inspection (Standards, Regulations), forms of inspection (inspection before/after customs clearance) and governing documents applicable to each specific goods item
Most of the goods items on this List are subject to the inspection before customs clearance, exempt for livestock breeds which are inspected after customs clearance.
This Circular takes effect from February 7th, 2018.
This Circular replaces Circular No. 50/2009/TT-BNNPTNT dated August 18th, 2009; Circular No. 50/2010/TT-BNNPTNT dated August 30th, 2010; Circular No. 44/2011/TT-BNNPTNT dated June 20th, 2011.
Circular No. 24/2017/TT-BNNPTNT - 24 new lists of HS codes of exports in agricultural production ( 15-Nov-2017) This Circular is to provide new lists of HS codes for exports and imports under management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, such as: plant protection products; articles subject to plant quarantine; fertilizers; food of imported vegetable original subject to food safety inspection; for plant varieties; logs; food of agricultural-forestry-aquatic origin; salt; machinery and equipment used in agriculture; foods and raw materials used in production of aquaculture feed; veterinary medicine; etc. read more
This Circular takes effect from January 1st, 2018
This Circular shall replace the following documents:
a) Decision No. 38/2008/QD-BNN dated February 28th, 2008;
Law No. 08/2017/QH14 - The Law on irrigation ( 19-Jun-2017) This Law addresses irrigation water basic investigations, strategies and planning; investments in development and construction of irrigation works and facilities; management, exploitation or utilization of irrigation works and facilities, and operation of hydropower reservoirs for irrigation water uses; irrigation water utilities or services; protection and assurance of safety for irrigation works and facilities; small-scale and inter-field irrigation works or facilities; rights and responsibilities of organizations or individuals engaged in irrigation operations; responsibilities for state management of irrigation operations. read more
Accordingly, the following activities carried out within the protected zone of an irrigation project must have the license:
1. Development of new irrigation projects;
2. Construction of stations or grounds for handling of raw materials, fuels, supplies and equipment;
3. Drilling, boring or excavation for geological survey purposes, exploration, extraction or quarrying of minerals, building materials and exploitation of groundwater;
4. Discharge of wastewater into water bodies at irrigation projects, except for small-scale wastewater discharge, or discharge of wastewater that does not contain hazardous or radioactive substances;
5. Cultivation of perennial crops;
6. Tourism, sports, scientific research, business and service activities;
7. Activities of inland waterway equipment or motor vehicles, except for motorcycles, mopeds or non-motorized inland watercraft;
8. Fish farming and aquaculture;
9. Blasting and other blasting activities;
10. Construction of underground structures.
This Law shall come into force from July 1st, 2018 and replaces the Ordinance on Exploitation and Protection of Irrigation Projects No. 32/2001/PL-UBTVQH10 dated April 4th, 2011.
To amend, supplement to Clause 1 Article 73 of the Law on Water Resources No. 17/2012/QH13 dated June 21st, 2012.