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National Classifications


(VCPC)

Country / Area: Viet Nam

Classification category: Product classifications

 
General information
1 (a)Name of the current national classification (full name in official national languages and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given) 
1 (b)In which language(s) is the classification available? 
1 (c)Can the classification (or information about it) be accessed on the Internet? If yes, please provide the URL.VCPC consists of 5 levels.
 
Classification structure
2 (a)Please describe the structure of the classification: How many levels does the classification have? (Please provide labels, such as “Division”, “Class”) How many categories exist at each level?1813 items of level 5.
2 (b)Please provide examples of the coding system used at each level.Conversion table exist between the national and international classification.
 
Relationship to international standards
3 (a)Is this classification based on (or linked to) an international standard classification? If yes, please describe.Department of Standard and Methodology
General Statistical Office of Vietnam
3 (b)Is the classification structure identical to the international standard or, if not, how does it differ? (e.g. have additional levels been added to the international standard or have changes been made within the level of the international structure, such as aggregations or additional breakdowns) 
3 (c)Please describe deviations from the international standard (in terms of structure, methodology or application rules). Please use examples, if a general statement is not possible.02 Hoang Van Thu str, Ba Dinh Dist,
Hanoi City, Vietnam
Phone: (84-4) 7331547; 7336104;8463501
3 (d)At what level of the international standard can data be reported for international comparison? (Please provide examples of programmes / indicators if reporting takes place at different levels of the classification.)1 January 1997
3 (e)If no links to international classifications exist or no international standard is used, please state if there are plans to use international norms in the future.Plans will be made to revise the VCPC due to both, new revision of CPC version 1 and national needs in 2002.
 
Classification uses
4 (a)Please state for which statistical purposes (surveys etc.) this classification is used and if there are users outside of the Statistical Office. Please indicate at which level the classification is used for data collection and for data publishing.National account survey use this classification (to build the I/O table in 1997)
4 (b)Please give the names of institutions that use the classification for non-statistical purposes (as opposed to statistical purposes in question 4(a)). Also indicate the kind of use (e.g. tax offices, social security, customs, enterprise register, employment services, work permits etc.)The VCPC is used and aggregated at the levels 3 and 4.
4 (c)Please indicate if alternative classifications are used by other institutions of the economy. Are these classifications available and useful for the Statistical Office?The VCPC is used and aggregated at the levels 3 and 4.
 
Implementation / revision status
5 (a)Please state the date of the official adoption of the classification. If not yet adopted, please indicate the current state (e.g. in development, sent for approval, in printing, ready to be distributed etc.)The classification is available in Vietnamese language
5 (b)Please state the date of use of the classification for individual statistical programmes.No
5 (c)Are there existing plans for revision or update of the current classification? 
5 (d)Name of former (previous) national classification (full name in both national tongue and in English with acronyms in brackets, should be given)National explanatory notes and recommendation have been elaborated
5 (e)Please describe the link of the former classification to international classifications 
5 (f)Please describe the structure of the former classification and indicate the number of items at each level of the classification. (similar to question 2(a))- Provide the essential documents
- Conduct the training courses on the CPC version 1.
5 (g)Do conversion tables exist between the former and current classification?The VCPC is being used only for national account survey.
5 (h)When was the former classification implemented? 
5 (i)Are statistical data still collected or published according to the former classification? Please indicate if this statistical data is collected or published by the Statistical Office or elsewhere. 
 
Supporting documents
6 (a)Have national explanatory notes and/or guidelines been elaborated?Before 1997, Vietnam developed major product lists for each area (such as: industry, agriculture, domestic trade, foreign trade). These lists were used for processing and presenting statistics of each specific area and are not able to serve international comparison.
6 (b)Do correspondence tables exist between the national and the international classifications (if applicable)? 
6 (c)Are correspondence tables between alternative and current classification available (if applicable)? 
6 (d)Does a national coding index exist? 
6 (e)Is the classification available in electronic form? If yes, in which formats is it available?(e.g. PDF, TXT, Excel, XML) 
6 (f)Are the correspondence tables or indexes available in electronic form? 
 
Contact information
7 (a)Name of institution / office responsible for the development and maintenance of the classification 
7 (b)Contact address, phone number, e-mail or website for public information and inquiryVietnam Central Product Classification (VCPC)

Source: UN/ESCAP questionnaire, 01/12/2000