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Official Dispatch No. 9228/BYT-TB-CT on implementation of procedure “Issuance of permits for medical equipment” on the national

Official Dispatch No. 9228/BYT-TB-CT dated November 25, 2015 of the Ministry of Health on implementation of procedure “Issuance of permits for medical equipment” on the national single-window system

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Official Dispatch No.  9228/BYT-TB-CT dated November 25, 2015 of the Ministry of Health on implementation of procedure “Issuance of permits for medical equipment” on the national single-window system

To:

Representative offices of companies importing and trading in medical equipment (hereinafter referred to as companies)

In order to implement the policies of the Government and enable companies to comply with regulations on import of medical equipment, the Ministry of Health cooperated with the General Department of Customs and Vietnam Military Telecommunications Group (Viettel) in taking place 2 sessions of conference about “Introduction of Circular No. 30/2015/TT-BYT of the Ministry of Health and training in implementation of the national single-window system applied to the procedures for issuance of permits for import of medical equipment” with the attendance of companies in Hanoi on November 19, 2015 and in Ho Chi Minh City on November 21, 2015, in particular:
i. Introducing Circular No. 30/2015/TT-BYT dated October 12, 2015 of the Ministry of Health on import of medical equipment. (Circular No. 30/2015/TT-BYT)
ii. Providing the companies with training courses in implementation of procedures for “Issuance of permit for medical equipment” on the national single-window system.
In order to implement the above contents, the Ministry of Health (Department of Medical Equipment and Works) notifies the following contents:
1. The Circular No. 30/2015/TT-BYT comes into force from November 30, 2015. Accordingly, each application for issuance of permit for medical equipment import submitted to the Ministry of Health before November 30, 2015 by the import companies (according to the receipt stamp of the Ministry of Health), the Ministry of Health (Department of Medical Equipment and Works) shall, pursuant to the Circular No. 24/2011/TT-BYT dated June 21, 2011 of the Ministry of Health on import of medical equipment, consider issuing the permit for medical equipment import.
In case the application is required to be amended, but the company fails to amend the application after 30 days from the date on which the Ministry of Health issued the request, the Ministry of Health shall refuse the application and request the company to comply with the Circular No. 30/2015/TT-BYT.
2. From November 30, 2015, the Ministry of Health shall issue permits for medical equipment import as prescribed in Circular No. 30/2015/TT-BYT and implement the procedures for “Issuance of permits for medical equipment import” on the national single-window system and each importer is required to:
a. Stop using the software and account registered at the level-4 online public services “Issuance of permits for medical equipment import” of the Ministry of Health at the address http://www.moh.gov.vn.
b. Register a new account or re-register the account (registered the level-4 public service of the Ministry of Health) on the national single-window system at the address: https://vnsw.gov.vn/.
c. Make necessary preparations as required (internet connection, computers, digital signatures, etc.) and train employees in charge in the importer to implement the procedures promptly in order to avoid the confusion and hesitation in using the software which would obstruct the business activities of the companies and cause difficulties for authorities in professional activities.
3. The companies shall contact with the following contact points for support:
a. The full text of the Circular No. 30/2015/TT-BYT is be posted on the website of the Ministry of Health at the address http://www.moh.gov.vn, or the company may directly contact with the Ministry of Health (Department of Medical Equipment and Works) by the phone number: (04) 62732272.
b. The instructions for the system are posted on the national single-window system at the address: https://vnsw.gov.vn/; the hotline of the General Department of Customs is: (04) 37824754 - (04) 37824755 - (04) 37824756 - (04) 37824757.
The difficulties that arise during the implementation must be reported to the Ministry of Health (Department of Medical Equipment and Works) for consideration./.
For the Minister
The Director of the Department of Medical Equipment and Works
Nguyen Minh Tuan