On Oct. 18, 2022, Vietnam’s government issued a governmental decree (Decree No. 82/2022/ND-CP) that revises Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP specifying and providing guidelines for implementation of certain articles of the Law on Chemicals.
This revision adds to the list of regulated substances, specifies chemicals that require special management for import, simplifies the document requirements for license application, sets a limit on impurity content in chemicals, simplifies the management of industrial precursor substances, makes changes to GHS hazard classifications, changes the annual report submission period, and so forth. Some of the amendments make requirements for businesses more lenient while others make them stricter.
The changes brought about by the revision are described below.