Under new legislation, liquor producers and traders in Vietnam are subject to more stringent regulations on business licensing and the circulation of liquor products.
Government Decree No. 94/2012/ND-CP on Liquor Production and Trading (Decree 94) took effect on January 1, 2013, replacing Government Decree No. 40/2008/ND-CP dated April 7, 2008 (Decree 40). Decree 94 provides detailed conditions for obtaining the licenses required to produce, import, and/or distribute liquor in Vietnam, and specifically stipulates that liquor producers of any scale may only sell their product (wholesale) to licensed trading entities. If any liquor producer wishes to sell to end users, such retail sale must be conducted through affiliated shops.
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