Vietnam’s exported Covid-19 test kits meet European standards
The made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 test kits have been granted certification by the British Department of Health and Social Care proving its quality meets the European standards, according to Vietnam’s Government Portal
The COVID-19 test kits researched and developed by Military Medical University and Viet A Corporation under the assignment of Ministry of Science and Technology have been granted the CE marking and Certificate of Free Sale (CFS).
Although The United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union (EU) on January 31 this year, the legal framework for pharmaceuticals still takes effect in the UK until year-end. EU’s law stipulates that products which are granted CE marking by any member countries of the union are allowed to access in the European internal markets.
After receiving the certification, made-in-Vietnam COVID-19 test kits are exclusively ordered by a client to distribute in the UK, India, Mexico, the US and some countries in Europe.
In March, there were as many as 20 countries negotiated with the producer, Viet A Corporation to purchase the products. In the coming times, Viet A said that it will export the COVID-19 test kits to Iran, Finland, Malaysia, Ukraine. Of those countries, Iran ordered 4,000 test kits while Ukraine demanded 300 ones.
In Vietnam, Hanoi People’s Committee ordered 200,000 test kits for local use and present to Italia as gifts.