by Thuy Dang
On March 13, 2017, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) published a draft of “National Chemical Inventory” for a second public feedback. This “National Chemical Inventory” is still a work in progress and according to the Law of Chemicals is defined as a “list of chemicals currently used in Vietnam under government regulations.”
The March version of the National Chemical Inventory consists of about 5000 chemicals (with CAS numbers). The September draft contained about 3000 chemicals. The additions were from public comments and individual surveys by the Vietnam Chemicals Agency (VINACHEMIA) and were more industrial based and more specific to enterprises. The Vietnam Chemicals Agency is continuing to receive feedback and contributions from enterprises and related organizations for the draft. For additional background information, please see our previous blog article, “Vietnam in Process of Developing a National Chemical Inventory,” posted in November 2016.
Center of Data and Chemical Incident Support – CECHEDAR. Public comments on Draft Inventory Compilation. March 13th 2017.