Source: Viet Nam News
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has promulgated Circular 18/2-17/TT-BCT to remove some regulations on managing the quality of locally produced and imported steel.
Accordingly, domestic steel producers and steel importers will not be required to announce standards applied on their products. Procedures and process to clarify steel import demand and checks on quality will be removed.
Earlier, businesses complained that imported steels are forced to implement two checks. These comprise quality testing at an assigned testing organisation, and then submitting the results to the Department of Standardisation, Metrology and Quality to receive an announcement on meeting quality requirements.
The removal is part of the ministry’s roadmap to cut down 675 business conditions and administrative procedures following Decision No 3610a/QĐ-BCT. Stringent conditions have long been seen as a major hindrance to business.
This is the largest single reduction of business conditions in the history of the ministry, Minister Trần Tuấn Anh said.