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Circular No.03/2016/TT-BYT
This Circular provides for herbal ingredient trading, including export, import, wholesaling, retailing of herbal ingredients, and herbal ingredient preservation services.

CIRCULAR

HERBAL INGREDIENT TRADING

Pursuant to the Law on Pharmacy  No. 34/2005/QH11 dated June 14, 2005;

Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 79/2006/ND-CP dated August 09, 2006, specifying the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Pharmacy and the Government's Decree No. 89/2012/ND-CP dated October 24, 2012 on amendments to Decree No. 79/2006/ND-CP;

Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 63/2012/ND-CP dated August 31, 2012 defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Health;

At the request of Director of Traditional Medicine Administration of Vietnam,

The Minister of Health promulgates a Circular on herbal ingredient trading.

Chapter I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. Scope

This Circular provides for herbal ingredient trading, including export, import, wholesaling, retailing of herbal ingredients, and herbal ingredient preservation services.

Article 2. Regulated entities

1. This Circular applies to enterprises, cooperatives, households and individuals (hereinafter referred to as facilities) engaged in herbal ingredient trading and herbal ingredient trading authorities in Vietnam.

2. This Circular does not apply to:

a) Facilities trading in raw herbal ingredients, herbal ingredients not used for medicines according to invoices and documents;

b) Medical facilities concocting medicines (commercial drugs, traditional ingredients) for internal use.

Article 3. Definitions

For the purpose of this Circular, the terms below are construed as follows:

1. Raw herbal ingredients are natural herbal ingredients derived from plants, animals, minerals and may be used for medicines without undergoing any processing.

2. Herbal ingredients are natural materials derived from plants, animals, minerals that satisfy standards for medicine ingredients of Vietnam's pharmacopoeia.

3. Toxic herbal ingredients are herbal ingredients on the list of toxic herbal ingredients in Vietnam compiled by the Minister of Health.

4. Traditional remedies are raw herbal ingredients, prepared herbal ingredients, or processed herbal ingredients that can be used for preparing medicines.

5. Preparation means inspection and classification of provider of taxation services, removal of impurities, immersion, incubation, washing, drying, cleaning, drying, cutting, or grinding.

6. Processing means the process that results in qualitative and quantitative changes of raw herbal ingredients or prepared herbal ingredients into traditional remedies according to principles and methods of traditional medicine.

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