Ministry of Science and Technology delays restrictions on used equipment imports

MS Nokia FDI shift to Vietnamon Fri, Au 29, by issuing Decision 2279/QĐ-BKHCN which stopped implementation of Circular No 20/ 2014/TT-BKHCN. According to the MoST web-site, “organizations and individuals as well as government agencies have not been able to prepare implementation of Circular No. 20. The decision to postpone implementation was made by the Prime Minister at the regular monthly Government (Cabinet) meeting in August.  Yoshilo Kobayashi, an official at Kansai Economic Federation’s International Committee said “Many Japanese enterprises want to relocate production from China to Vietnam. If Vietnam tightens criteria for importing second-hand machinery this will hamper their investment plans.”

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Quyết định ngưng hiệu lực thi hành Thông tư số 20/2014/TT-BKHCN ngày 15 tháng 7 năm 2014 của Bộ Khoa học và Công nghệ quy định việc nhập khẩu máy móc, thiết bị, dây chuyền công nghệ đã qua sử dụng, Quyết định số 2279/QĐ-BKHCN 29/8/2014

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Circular 20/2014/TT-BKHCN, Hanoi, 15 July 2014, Regulations for used machinery, equipment and technological line imports. Effective 1 Sep 2014. 

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