In late September 2020, Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) publicized the Draft Circular on Mandated Packaging of Dangerous Goods During Transportation on Roads, Railways, or Inland Waterways. This draft circular stipulates a list of dangerous goods that must be packaged during transportation using roads, railways, or inland waterways, as well as requirements for packaging, emergency responding measures, and training for transporters in terms of transportation of dangerous goods. When this draft circular comes into effect, the existing circular no. 44/2012/TT-BCT will be repealed.
The draft circular can be downloaded at:
Scope and major requirements
This draft circular regulates Class 2 (gas) and Class 3 (flammable or explosive liquid) out of the dangerous goods that are controlled by MOIT as defined in Article 24, Paragraph 1 of the Decree No. 42/2020/ND-CP on Transportation of Dangerous Goods on Roads and Inland Waterways, and different gasolines, combustion gases, hazardous chemicals, toxic chemicals, etc. The regulated dangerous goods are 1360 substances as listed in Annex 1 of this draft circular.
Major requirements mandated by this draft circular are summarized as follows.
|Danger sings and warning statement||
|Packaging of dangerous goods||
|Testing and verification of containers||
|Content, format and time of training for transporters||
|Emergency responding measures||