On September 09, 2015, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment issued the Circular No. 41/2015/TT-BTNMT on environmental protection in the import of scraps for use as production materials.Law-update
In accordance with the Circular, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment shall grant, re-grant or revoke a written certification of eligibility for environmental protection in the import of scraps for use as production materials when organizations and individuals directly using imported scraps as production materials import scraps in quantities and organizations and individuals undertake the entrusted import of scraps for organizations and individuals using imported scraps as production materials. A written certification must clearly specify types of scraps, HS codes and total quantity of scraps permitted for import within the validity duration of the written certification, and environmental protection conditions for scrap importers. The written certification must additionally specify the quantity of scraps permitted for import within 6 months after the written certification is granted, which is long enough for the establishment to operate scrap production, recycling and reuse facilities and equipment. The written certification is valid for two (2) years from the date of grant.
This Circular takes effect on October 27, 2015.