Vietnam Implements New POPs Regulations under Decree No. 08/2022/ND-CP of LEP


On November 17, 2020, Vietnam released the revised Law on Environmental Protection (2020 LEP) to replace its 2014 version. The 2020 LEP took effect on January 1, 2022. Besides some notable new changes concerning environmental impact assessment, environment permits and registration, environmental audit, etc., the law adopts new requirements on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and raw materials, fuels, materials, products, goods and equipment containing POPs (hereinafter “products containing POPs”). This is in line with Vietnam’s commitment to protect the environment under UN Stockholm Convention.

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Chemlinked, 17 February 2022