THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, July 31, 2003
PROMULGATING THE PROVISIONAL REGULATIONON THE HANDLING OF CASES INVOLVING MAILS AS WELL AS POSTAL ARTICLES AND PARCELS CONTAINING STRANGE SUBSTANCES AND/OR OBJECTS DOUBTED TO BE RELATED TO BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL WEAPONS
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of December 25, 2001;
In order to ensure the safety for human life and health, properties, environment and regular activities of agencies, organizations and citizens,
At the proposals of the Minister of Public Security and the Minister of Posts and Telematics,
Article 1. To promulgate together with this Decision the provisional Regulation on the handling of cases involving mails as well as postal articles and parcels containing strange substances and/or objects doubted to be related to biological or chemical weapons.
Article 2. This Decision takes effect 15 days after its publication in the Official Gazette.
Article 3. The ministers, the heads of the ministerial-level agencies, the heads of the agencies attached to the Govemment and the presidents of the provincial/ municipal People's Committees shall have to implement this Decision.
Phan Van Khai
ON THE HANDLING OF CASES INVOLVING MAILS AS WELL AS POSTAL ARTICLES AND PARCELS CONTAINING STRANGE SUBSTANCES AND/ OR OBJECTS DOUBTED TO BE RELATED TO BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL WEAPONS
(Issued together with the Prime Minister's Decision No. 158/2003/QD-TTg of July 31, 2003)
Article 1. Strange substances and/or objects doubted to be related to biological or chemical weapons (hereinafter called strange substance and/or objects for short) are substances and objects which are doubted to possibly cause fires, explosion, hazards or radioactivity; doubted to contain biological agents (substances containing microbes, viruses or bacteria...) which affect human life and health or living environment.
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