Vietnam has new rules
on formaldehyde and azo dyes
Vietnam has prepared new regulations on formaldehyde and azo
dyes limits in textile products
manufactured, imported, distributed and sold in the country.
The regulations have been issued by the Ministry of Industry
and Trade (MOIT)
come into effect on May 1, 2018.
The new regulations on requirements of formaldehyde and azo
dyes in textile products were released on October 23, 2017.
It contain specific requirements on the permitted limits for
formaldehyde and azo dyes contents in textile products that
are manufactured, imported, distributed and sold in the
Textile products for children under three years old are
allowed 30 mg/kg of formaldehyde in textile products.
Textile products which come in direct skin contact can have
up to 75 mg/kg of formaldehyde and textile products without
direct skin contact are allowed up to 300 mg/kg
Content of each aromatic amine derived from azo colourants
shall not exceed 30 mg/kg for all textile products,
according to new rules.
The regulations also allow exemptions for certain textile
products. These include unbleached or undyed fabrics and
textile products, textile products in transit or stored in
warehouses for assembling, textile products temporarily
imported for re-export, foreign tourist belongings
temporarily entering Vietnam and commercial samples with no
market value or samples for scientific study.
All textile products that are manufactured, imported,
distributed and marketed in Vietnam are required to declare
conformity with a CR mark at the point of sale and provide a
conformity certificate either by self-declaration or by the
appointed certifying organisation.