1 Feb 2018
VIETNAM: Components in Imported Cars Face Mandatory Testing
As of 1 March 2018, certain auto components imported into Vietnam will face mandatory testing to ensure they comply with the country’s quality, environmental and safety standards. Among the parts likely to be affected are tyres, rear-view mirrors, front lights and windshields.
The move follows a recent requirement for car importers to submit Vehicle Type Approval (VTA) certificates – documentation that proves that production models of the car in question have successfully undergone a number of technical and environmental tests – secured in the country of origin. This latest circular expands that requirement to certain specified components, although it falls short of designating just which organisations should conduct the required testing.