To supplement 14 technologies banned from transfer
On December 17, 2014, the Government issued the Decree No. 120/2014/ND-CP on Amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Government’s Decree No. 133/2008/ND-CP of December 31, 2008, detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Technology Transfer, decides to supplement 14 technologies banned from transfer in Vietnam territory.
Therefore, from February 01, 2015, the number of technologies banned from transfer in Vietnam territory is 30 technologies instead of 16 technologies in previous regulations including Technology using mercury in small-scale gold mining; Technology for manufacturing automobiles not up to Euro 2 exhaust standard; Technology for manufacturing 2-stroke engines for motorized vehicles; Technology for manufacturing television receivers and personal computers using electronic beams to reproduce images by analog technology; Technology for manufacturing NPK (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium) fertilizer by manual methods (rotary drum, straight mixing); Technology using non-aboriginal species, including animals, plants and microorganisms on the List of hazardous exotic species…
Technologies restricted from transfer from abroad into Vietnam and within the Vietnamese territory also increase from 11 to 23 technologies from February 01, 2015. Within that, there are some important technologies such as Technology for manufacturing fiber board by the wet-process method; Technology for manufacturing forest product preservatives containing arsenic; Technology for developing and printing films using toxic chemicals; Technology for manufacturing wooden jewelries, forest products containing sulfur or high contents of volatile organic compounds and Technology for manufacturing automobiles not up to Euro 3 exhaust emission standard….
This Decree takes effect on February 01, 2015.