On October 16, 2020, the Vietnam Chemical Agency (Vinachemia) of Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) promulgated an official document No. 897/HC-ATHC to announce the reopen of substance nomination to the draft National Chemical Inventory (NCI). This is aimed at completing the decree on NCI and new chemical management, which is currently under development.
In order to collect sufficient information on chemicals being imported, exported, manufactured, and used in Vietnam, additional chemical information will be conducted in the following manner:
- Deadline: April 15, 2021.
- Application: Via the website of the National Chemical Database
- Necessary information/documentation: chemical name, CAS RN, safety data sheet (SDS), relevant evidence (e.g. customs declaration, sales contract or receipt)
Vinachemia has also published a guideline about the National Chemical Database for filing NCI applications. The official document and the guideline can be downloaded from the following:
The last nomination to NCI had been conducted from April to May, 2020, and the number of substances registered is shown in the figure below, with 8,889 substances registered to NCI as of October 19, 2020. On the other hand, more than 30,000 substances are still classified as “lack of evidence”, that means they are not certified to NCI yet. The official requires the submission of evidence for these substances as well.