Vietnam Tightens Requirements On Labeling Of Products

Continuing to strengthen its regulations of imports, Vietnam in December issued a new law mandating that manufacturers determine and label the place where goods imported to the country, including medical devices, originate, including where they are assembled, packed, and labeled.

Specifically, the decree mandates labels show the name and address of the legal manufacturer of a medical device, along with the name of the product. In addition, producers, exporters, and importers of goods are required to ensure that their product companies comply with the laws of Vietnam. The decree goes into effect on February 15.

Written by: Ames Gross – President and Founder, Pacific Bridge Medical (PBM)
Mr. Gross founded PBM in 1988 and has helped hundreds of medical companies with regulatory and business development issues in Asia. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the Asian medical markets. Mr. Gross has a BA degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University.