On April 6, 2021, the Ministry of Transport of Vietnam promulgated the Circular No. 06/2021/TT-BGTVT on the Promulgation of the National Technical Standard QCVN 109:2021/BGTVT on Level-5 Emission for Newly Manufactured, Assembled and Imported Automobiles. The QCVN 109:2021/BGTVT (hereinafter “the Technical Standard”) specifies the permissible upper limits of the emission level 5; test methods; and the requirements for the control and implementation of inspections on quality, safety technology and environmental protection for newly manufactured, assembled and imported vehicles. The “level-5” standard referred to here is equivalent to Euro 5 set by the European Union. This Circular will enter into force on January 01, 2022.
The Circular No. 06/2021/TT-BGTVT and the Technical Standard can be downloaded at:
The Technical Standard regulates four-wheeled vehicles that are classified into the following two types:
- Light reference mass vehicles: Vehicles having a mass below 2610 kg including M1, M2, N1, and N2 types.
- Heavy reference mass vehicles: Vehicles having a mass of 2610 kg or more including M1, M2, N1, and N2 types and vehicles classified into M3 or N3 types.
In addition, the emissions of three-wheeled vehicles weighing more than 400 kg shall be inspected in accordance with QCVN 04:2009/BGTVT and QCVN 77:2014/BGTVT. It should be noted that the Technical Standard do not apply to the following vehicles:
- Vehicles designed and manufactured to be driven on lands or roads that are not part of the public road transport system
- Electric vehicles (vehicles that operate with electric motors as a power source)