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A new draft circular has been put in place by the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) that calls for specific requirements to limit the content of formaldehyde and Azo dyes in textile products manufactured, imported and traded in Vietnam.
If approved, this new circular shall replace Circular No. 32/2009/TT-BCT dated 5th Nov 2009 and will be effective starting from February 2016.
Following Circular No. 32/2009/TT-BCT, the new circular states the same permitted limits of formaldehyde and Azo dye content in textile products, however, it notes clearer requirements on sampling methods, referring to updated test method standards and giving relevant quality management requirements. Below we have highlighted some of the changes:
Textile products that are covered within the restricted category are listed in Annex 1 of the new circular. Below are some typical examples:
The scope of the restriction does not apply to untreated yarn, untreated fabric, fabrics imported for processing export products, textile products in transit or stored in customs warehouses, textile products temporarily imported for re-export and types of products made from textile materials used in industrial production.
Test Methods and Requirements
This new draft keeps the same content limits for the regulated chemicals and list of restricted aromatic amines as circular no. 32/2009/TT-BCT, but the test methods are updated as follows
TCVN 7421-1:2013 ; or
EN 14362-1:2012 and
ISO 24362-1:2014 and
≤ 30 mg/kg (22 aromatic amines)
Conformity Assessment for Textile Products:
All textile products imported, distributed and marketed in Vietnam are required to provide a certificate that should be issued by an accredited testing laboratory or recognized by MOIT to ensure the amount of formaldehyde and Azo dyes does not exceed the specified limit.
Intertek Vietnam is one of the approved laboratories to conduct captioned testing.
For inquiries, please contact:
Ho Chi Minh City: Ms. Lan Le
Tel.: +84 8 6297 1099
Hanoi: Ms. Hien Duong
Tel.: +84 4 3733 7094