Eliminate The Food Safety Knowledge Verification Assessment Fees

30/03/2021, 08:37 AM

According to current regulations, the fee for assessment and certification of food safety knowledge is 30,000 VND/ time/ person. The draft proposes to remove this fee because in Clauses 8.b and 10.b Article 1 of the Government's Decree No. 123/2018 amending and supplementing a number of Decrees providing for investment and business conditions in the agricultural sector, abolished the conditions for the Certificate of Food Safety Knowledge for the owner of the establishment and the person directly engaged in food production and trading (as defined in Decree No. 66/2016 / ND-CP).


Besides, the draft stipulates: For appraisal of product declaration registration dossiers for health foods, medical nutritional foods, foods for special diets, and nutritional products for children up to 36 months old, the fee is 1,500,000 VND/time/product. For the assessment and issuance of a certificate of eligibility for food safety to a food trader, the fee is: 1,000,000 VND/time/establishment.

The draft clearly states that the Ministry of Health (Department of Food Safety), the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Department of Industry and Trade, the Department of Food Safety and Hygiene and the units assigned and decentralized the service of toll collection In the Fee Schedule issued together with this Circular is the collecting organization in charge of food safety and hygiene.

The toll collection team shall remit the entire collected amount to the state budget. Sources of expenses to cover the performance of jobs and collection of charges shall be arranged by the state budget in the collection organization's estimates according to the State budget expenditure regime and norms.

If the toll collector is a public non-business unit or a state agency is entitled to contract operating expenses from the toll collection as prescribed in Decree No. 120/2016 / ND-CP, 70% of the amount may be deducted. collected fees to cover expenses for prescribed expenses, pay 30% of the collected fee amount into the state budget.


Source: Bao Chinh Phu