Significantly reducing the business investment conditions under the governmental management of the ministry of health

Business investment conditions in the field of food safety; medicine; donation, taking, transplanting tissues and organs, donating and taking bodies; chemicals for insecticidal and germicidal preparations for domestic and medical use; medical examination and treatment; cosmetics; HIV/AIDS prevention and control; reproductive health have been significantly reduced in accordance with Decree No. 155/2018/ND-CP issued by the Government and coming into effect on 12 November 2018 (“Decree 155”). Noteworthy are changes in the following areas:

1. Regarding food safety field

Abolishing Circular 15/2012/TT-BYT dated 12 September 2018; Circular 15/2012/TT-BYT dated 22 November 2012; Circular 30/2012/TT-BYT dated 5 December 2012; Circular 26/2012/TT-BYT dated 30 November 2012; Circular No. 47/2014/TT-BYT dated 11 December 2014; Article 2 of Chapter I, Chapter IV and Chapter V of Decree No. 67/2016/ND-CP dated 1 July 2016; Article 5.2(c) of Decree 15/2018/ND-CP dated 02 February 2018; Some articles of Circular 43/2014/TT-BYT dated 24 November 2014. Amending and supplementing a number of articles of Decree No. 67/2016/ND-CP dated 1 July 2016 and Decree No. 15/2018/ND-CP dated 2 February 2018.

In which, the conditions for food production and trading units under the management of the Ministry of Health and catering establishments are substantially reduced. Specifically, instead of complying with numerous conditions under Circular 47/2014/TT-BYT and Circular 30/2012/TT-BYT, such establishments are currently subject only to the conditions set out in Decree 155.

2. Regarding pharmaceutical field

Abolishing and amending a number of points, clauses and articles of the Government's Decree No. 54/2017/ND-CP dated 8 May 2007, detailing a number of articles on measures to implement the Pharmacy Law.

3. Regarding medical examination and treatment field

Abolishing and amending a number of points, clauses and articles of the Government's Decree No. 109/2016/ND-CP of 1 July 2006, on the issuance of practicing certificates to practitioners and operation licenses to medical examination and treatment establishments.

According to Decree 155, the operating conditions for medical examination and treatment establishments are divided into general conditions for facilities, medical equipment, human resources and conditions for each type such as hospitals, polyclinics, specialty clinics and others. In addition, Decree 155 also eliminates a number of conditions for the establishment of polyclinics and other forms of medical examination and treatment.

4. Regarding cosmetic field

Abolishing a number of points, clauses and articles of the Health Ministry's Circular No. 06/2011/TT-BYT dated 25 January 2011 on management of cosmetics and Decree No. 93/2016/ND-CP dated 1 July 2016 of the Government regulating the conditions for producing cosmetics. Amending Article 4.3(a) of Decree No. 93/2016/ND-CP dated 1 July 2016 of the Government stipulating the conditions for producing cosmetics.