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General Food Safety Regulations in Vietnam (Vol. 2)

In continuance of our first article on “General Food Safety Regulations in Vietnam”(which can be accessed here), this article will continue discussing the regulations governing genetically modified (GM) foods, as well as food packaging, labeling and advertising.  Those issues are important for the relevant authorities to manage and control food safety during the process of distribution of food products to the market and to consumers. As introduced in the first article, in addition to the primary legislation governing food safety, which includes the Food Safety Law, Decree 15, and Decree 115, this article will touch upon many other key pieces of legislation that deal specifically with the relevant matters, such as: GM foods, labeling…To read the full article, please see the PDF file

*2023.8.1 Correction of "GMO" to "genetically modified organisms ("GMO")" on p. 2.

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廣澤 太郎


  • Partner
  • Tokyo Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

In addition to seven years' experience in Vietnam, Taro also has experience in working as in-house counsel for a major trading company. He has strong expertise in cross-border M&A/joint ventures, real estate development, labor, compliance, crisis management deals, and international transactions. In recent years, the scope of his work has expanded to include Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries. He is also a member of the Agrifood Practice Team.



  • Counsel
  • Hanoi / Ho Chi Minh City

Tuan Anh joined our firm in August 2015 after spending approximately seven years practicing law at local firms, which included one of the first-tier local law firms in Vietnam. Through his extensive expertise in compliance-related matters, e-commerce platforms and operation, and corporate crisis management, he provides his clients and Japanese attorneys with tailored legal services in those practice areas in Vietnam. His legal advice, solutions, and recommendations are always appreciated by his Japanese colleagues in our firm’s Vietnam practice group due to their reliability, practicality, and appropriateness. Apart from providing legal advice to clients, he also has lectured clients’ employees on anti-corruption and compliance matters, labor regulations, and personal data protection laws. Furthermore, he is often asked to assist the JCCI in Vietnam in providing comments on key drafts of laws and decrees (e.g., investment and enterprise laws, as well as guiding decrees related thereto) promulgated by the governmental bodies of Vietnam.