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Control of Dinitrogen oxide, cyanide and compounds of cyanide, mercury and compounds of mercury when carrying out the procedures for declaring imported chemicals

Currently, the automatic response to the results of the declaration of imported chemicals has some shortcomings: Organizations and individuals that import chemicals for business are subject to the issuance of a limited chemical trading license in that includes some particularly hazardous chemicals such as dinitrogen oxide, cyanide compounds, and mercury compounds imported for trading without a license or in excess of the authorized volume, but the system still automatically respond to results without timely sanctions to manage unqualified organizations and individuals, leading to potential risks of unsafety, security and social order.

Therefore,  the draft Decree amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Government's Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Chemicals, regulations have been added. new regulation on "chemicals subject to special control when importing", especially dangerous chemicals including: Dinitrogen oxide, cyanide and cyanide compounds, mercury and mercury compounds.

The reason for this regulation proposal is aim a legal framework development on the procedures for declaring imported chemicals for cases requiring special control such as mercury compounds, dinitrogen oxides, cyanide compounds; perfecting regulations on responsibilities of organizations and individuals declaring imported chemicals and supplementing the responsibility to assign the Ministry of Industry and Trade to develop a process for sanctioning administrative violations for violations committed by organizations, individuals declare import of chemicals through the National Single Window Portal.

Source: Government Newspaper - September 6, 2021

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