On July 29, 2014, Vietnam's Ministry of Health notified the WTO of two draft national technical regulations.
A draft regulation on food flavoring agents has been proposed for publication in October 2014. The final date for comments is September 30, 2014.
A draft regulation on processing aids has a proposed publication date of November 2014. The final date for comments is September 25, 2014.
If adopted, both regulations would enter into force 45 days after publication. Vietnam's food additive use regulations are included in the International Food Additive Database, although processing aids and flavorings typically do not fall within the scope of the database.