The Vietnamese government has published the final version of its biocides decree, introducing new requirements for labelling, packaging, product registration, storage and transport of disinfectants and insecticides.
The decree, Management of Chemicals and Preparations Intended as Household Insecticides and Disinfectants, takes effect on 1 July 2018. The final version differs from the draft in several ways.
It no longer includes labelling rules, according to the UN's Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals. Instead, labels must include general information on the product, such as name, composition and function, as well as:
- instructions for storage
- warning statements regarding harmful effect to human health and the environment
- first-aid instructions when in direct contact with the product
- name and address of the registrant
- the product's registration number
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