On 15 December 2016, Vietnamese Ministry of Science and Technology approved Circular No 21/2009/TT-BKHCN amending existing Circular No 21/2016/TT-BKHCN on technical regulations for the safety of electrical and electronic appliances.
The changing part of this Circular is to regulate the labelling of wires and cables products. It specified that wire and cable labels must contain the information of products origin, voltage, insulation material, conductor material and category code. Labels must comply with national regulations on labelling.
Another change is to section 3.1 clarifying the requirements for products marketalisation and section 3.5 elaborating on declaration of conformity registration procedure.
The Circular also made supplementary to section 3.2 and 3.3 on recognition of certification results by foreign conformity assessment bodies and assignment of foreign conformity assessment bodies.