On August 09. 2013, the Prime Minister signed the Decision No. 50/2013/QD-TTg providing the retrieval and disposal of discarded products.

In accordance with this Decision, manufacturers or importers have responsibilities to set up discarded product retrieval sites; to receive discarded products sold by manufacturers or importers in the Vietnamese market; to reach agreements with consumers on the methods of delivery and receipt of discarded products in retrieval sites; to transport discarded products from retrieval sites to disposing establishments; to dispose of discarded products; to notify in writing discarded product retrieval sites and disposing establishments to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and to publicize information related to discarded product retrieval sites and disposing establishments on the websites of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and manufacturers or importers.

Besides, manufacturers, importers, consumers and discarded product collecting or disposing establishments are eligible for incentives and supports as provided by law; manufacturers or importers which set up retrieval sites to receive discarded products being hazardous wastes are exempt from registration of hazardous waste generators; manufacturers or importers which directly retrieve or transport discarded products being hazardous wastes are exempt from registration of hazardous waste management practice; manufacturers or importers may cooperate with others in performing the retrieval and disposal of discarded products; manufacturers or importers may enter into contracts with collecting or disposing establishments which satisfy the operation conditions as prescribed by law to retrieve and dispose of discarded products.
This Decision takes effect on September 25, 2013.

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