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Import of HCFC substances must be subject to licenses granted by Ministry of Industry and Trade

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The Circular No. 51/2018/TT-BCT amending the Joint Circular No. 47/2011/TTLT-BCT-BTNMT regarding management of import, export and temporary export – re-import of ozone-depleting substances under the Montreal Protocol.

According to the Circular, the management of import of HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbon) substances referred to in Appendix I to Circular No. 47 will adhere to the following principles:

- Import of these substances must conform to licenses granted by Ministry of Industry and Trade;

- Based on quotas for import of HCFC substances stated in Article 3 of Circular No. 47, reports on review of import and applications for registration of import of these substances by tradespersons in the consecutive years must be submitted; 

- Ministry of Industry and Trade must liaise with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on importers eligible for import permits and appropriate actions to be taken to administer such import;

- Tradespersons must report on their import and apply for registration of their imports in the consecutive years by December each year.

In addition to prescribed application requirements for HCFC substance import permits, tradespersons must submit the application form for registration of import of HCFC substances by using the form given in Appendix IIb to the Circular No. 51.    

The Circular No. 51/2018/TT-BCT enters into force on February 4, 2019.


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