- Failure to have or rent testing laboratories used for analyzing quality of animal and aqua feed in the course of production and processing: A fine ranging from VND 3,000,000 to VND 5,000,000.
- Failure to arrange measurement devices or instruments; failure to provide equipment and devices used for controlling foreign matters that may affect quality of feed ingredients: A fine ranging from VND 3,000,000 to VND 5,000,000.
- Manufacturing and processing animal feed containing antibiotics but failing to set up a separate area for mixing: A fine ranging from VND 10,000,000 to VND 15,000,000.
- Manufacturing, processing, trading or importing of animal feeds containing antibiotics but failing to clearly specify names, antibiotic contents: A fine ranging from VND 10,000,000 to VND 20,000,000.
- Trading in each aqua feed product containing antibiotics: A fine ranging from VND 10,000,000 to VND 20,000,000.
- Manufacturing, trading of animal feed in which the level of a harmful microorganism exceeds the maximum level: A fine ranging from VND 20,000,000 to VND 25,000,000.
In addition, fine levels with regard to some violations shall be also increased:
- Manufacturing and processing of animal feed product which has not been approved for sale in Vietnam: if the batch of products is worth VND 200,000,000 and above, a fine ranging VND 15,000,000 - VND 20,000,000 shall be increased to a fine ranging VND 20,000,000 - VND 40,000,000.
- Trading in animal feed product which has not been approved for sale in Vietnam: if the batch of products is worth VND 200,000,000 and above, a fine ranging VND 10,000,000 - VND 15,000,000 shall be increased to a fine ranging VND 15,000,000 - VND 30,000,000.
This Decree comes into force from June 22nd, 2018. To replace No. 119/2013/ND-CP dated October 9th, 2013; Regulations on penalties for administrative violations against regulations on livestock breeds, animal and aqua feeds in the Government’s Decree No. 41/2017/ND-CP dated April 5th, 2017.
At the same time, it should study and propose to classify such substances into the list of substances banned from production and trade in animal feed in the event there are enough scientific grounds to prove hams to livestock and consumers.
According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s opinions, such substances in reality are not effective to increase protein in animal feed; on the contrary, they results in residues in animals and cause peoples and animals kidney - related diseases upon using products containing such substances.
Accordingly, the veterinary medicines used in feeds for the purpose of livestock and poultry disease prevention and treatment must be specified in the list of veterinary medicines that are licensed in Vietnam or allowed by the authorities.
With regard to antibiotic-containing veterinary medicines in feeds for the purpose of young/immature livestock and poultry disease prevention and livestock and poultry disease treatment, it is not required to specify names and contents of the antibiotics on the product label samples when registering feed products licensed in Vietnam but it is required to specify on the label or secondary label and package or attached documents when they are sold in the market.
This Circular takes effect from December 25th, 2017.
Accordingly, the regulations on management and use of antimicrobial in animal husbandry shall be amended, supplemented in the manner as follows:
- Gradually eliminate to and eventually prohibit the use of antimicrobials for animal growth stimulation according to Circular No. 06/2016 /TT-BNNPTNT.
- Restrict and eventually prohibit antimicrobial use for disease prevention in animals.
- Amend the regulations on prescription issuance and sale of prescription antimicrobial drugs, including providing instructions on and control of prescription issuance and sale of antimicrobials in veterinary activities.
- Review the regulations on surveillance of antimicrobial use, from import to management of circulation in agriculture
This Decision takes effect from the date of its singing.
According to the guidelines provided in point 1 of Official letter No. 12848/BTC-CST dated September 15th, 2015, point 1 of Official letter No. 1677/BTC-TCT dated January 29th, 2016 and point 1 of Official letter No. 16659/BTC-CST dated November 22nd, 2016, “conveyor” included in animal feed production line is considered to be specially-used machinery, equipment serving agricultural production and is exempt from VAT.
“Commercial animal and aqua feed” refers to any animal and aqua feed products manufactured for the purpose of being bartered or traded in the market.
Accordingly, it is required to release applicable standards and apply for approval for sale to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for commercial animal and aqua feed.
Particularly, with regard to animal feeds containing antibiotics, these principles must be met:
- Prohibit using antibiotics in aqua feeds.
- Ensure that antibiotics used in animal feeds for promoting growth of livestock and poultry must be emplaced in the classification list of antibiotics allowed for use in animal feeds.
- Assure that antibiotics used in animal feeds for the purpose of curing livestock and poultry diseases and preventing immature livestock and poultry diseases must be those approved for sale in Vietnam.
- Allow a maximum of 02 types of antibiotics used in an animal and aqua feed product.
This Decree takes effect from May 20th, 2017 and replaces Decree No. 08/2010/ND-CP dated February 5th, 2010.
To abolish Articles 12, 13, 14 of Decree No. 66/2016/ND-CP dated July 1st, 2016.
Accordingly, for animal feeds containing antibiotics for growth promotion that are not prescribed by Circular No. 06/2016/TT-BNNPTNT, the importation shall be halted from May 1st, 2017 and they will no longer be sold in the market after June 30th, 2017.
For animal feeds containing antibiotics for growth promotion that are prescribed by Circular No. 06/2016/TT-BNNPTNT, the importation shall be terminated from October 1st, 2017 and they will no longer be sold in the market from January 1st, 2018.
In addition, from April 10th, 2017, upon applying for registration of inspection of quality of animal feeds containing antibiotics for growth promotion, enterprises must submit a review report on importation and consumption of shipments of such animal feeds.