City makes license mandatory for chemical businesses

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has issued a Directive on operational management of chemical businesses.

Chemicals are sold in Kim Bien Market. From July 19 all valid licenses must be obtained within six months, or business will not be allowed to function (Photo: SGGP)

As per the directive, individuals or organizations selling chemicals must have a business license. From July 19 all valid licenses must be obtained within six months, or business will not be allowed to function.

From August 1, the Department of Planning and Investment in HCMC will instruct individuals and organizations to formalize procedures.

In addition, related agencies will provide training and knowledge of chemical use and preservation. Related agencies will also pay checks on shops and businesses in the City.

Inspectors will issue harsh penalties on sales of illegal chemicals or chemicals without clear indication of origin.

Moreover, the City People’s Committee will build centers to sell chemicals in districts, including one center for food additives, coloring and one for the industrial sector.

By Ha Phuong - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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