Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues (Print ISSN: 1544-0036; Online ISSN: 1544-0044)


Comparison of Vietnam's and the European Union's Regulations on Product Labelling and Maximum Residue Levels of Pesticides

Author(s): Tran Vang-Phu, Lam Ba Khanh Toan, Nguyen Thanh Giao

 Vietnam has a number of advantages when it comes to agricultural production and export. However, while the output of exported agricultural products tends to increase gradually over time, the surplus value is low and the exporter's competitiveness is low, particularly when exporting to developed country markets. One of the primary reasons for this situation is that the quality of Vietnamese agricultural products is not guaranteed, and the majority of orders are refused for import due to non-compliance with labelling regulations and the use of plant protection products that are prohibited or have residue levels that exceed the importing country's permitted levels. The purpose of this article is to analyse Vietnam's regulations on product labelling and pesticide residue limits, identifying any inconsistencies between current Vietnamese legal regulations and those of the European Union.

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