Vietnam Vietnam releases draft regulations on environmental criteria for some scraps utilized as raw materials

On October 5, 2020, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam released a draft circular (hereinafter referred to as this draft) promulgating National Technical Regulations on the environmental criteria for scraps as raw materials for production and started opinion hearing. This draft replaces Circular 08/2018/TT-BTNMT, Circular 09/2018/TT-BTNMT and Circular01/2019/TT-BTNMT which stipulate National Technical Regulations for the environment, and the original text can be downloaded from the following URL.
http://www.monre.gov.vn/VanBan/Pages/ChiTietVanBanDuThao.aspx?pID=226

 

This draft includes following six National Technical Regulations for imported scraps of steel, plastic, paper, glass, non-metal and slag.

Regulations Contents to be enacted
QCVN 31:2020/BTNMT: National Technical Regulation on environment for imported steel scraps for production To amend and supplement

QCVN 31:2018/BTNMT

QCVN 32:2020/BTNMT: National Technical Regulation on environment for imported plastic scraps for production To amend and supplement

QCVN 32:2018/BTNMT

QCVN 33:2020/BTNMT: National Technical Regulation on environment for imported paper scraps for production To amend and supplement

QCVN 33:2018/BTNMT

QCVN 65:2020/BTNMT: National Technical Regulation on environment for imported glass scrap for production To amend and supplement

QCVN 65:2018/BTNMT

QCVN 66:2020/BTNMT: National Technical Regulation on environment for imported non-ferrous metal scraps for production To amend and supplement

QCVN 66:2018/BTNMT

QCVN 67:2020/BTNMT: National Technical Regulation on environment for imported slag from iron or steel industry for production To amend and supplement

QCVN 67:2018/BTNMT

 

The contents of this draft defined for scraps of steel, plastic, paper, glass, non-metal and slag should conform to Decision 28/2020/QD-TTg (issued on September 24, 2020 and came into effect on November 15, 2020) providing the list of wastes permitted for import from overseas for use as production materials. In addition, scraps listed on the environmental protection qualification certificate on imported steel scraps for production issued by the authority before the effective date of this decision can continue to be imported until the expiration date of this decision and must meet the technical standards for environment specified in this draft. The original text of Decision 28/2020/QD-TTg can be referenced from the following URL.
http://vanban.chinhphu.vn/portal/page/portal/chinhphu/hethongvanban?class_id=1&mode=detail&document_id=201069