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Sunday, June 25, 2017
Existing inadequacies of Vietnams legislation on agricultural land Existing inadequacies of Vietnam’s legislation on agricultural land
Current agricultural production in Vietnam is characterized by slow growth rate and low productivity. Despite the fact that Vietnam is now the second largest rice exporter in the world, its farmers’ lives have not been much improved and, as a result, many of them quit farming, leading to an increasing trend of abandoning rice fields and agricultural land in recent years.
Usufruct helps protect the disadvantaged in civil relations Usufruct helps protect the disadvantaged in civil relations
Usufruct is a right newly added to the 2015 Civil Code. Along with easement (servitude) and the right of superficies, usufruct is placed in the group of other rights over property. The connotation of usufruct defined in the Code is basically similar to that provided in other civil codes in the world. By legal nature, usufruct is a type of real rights over others’ property for a specified period.
National Assembly to pass 13 laws at third session National Assembly to pass 13 laws at third session
The National Assembly of the 14th tenure is expected to pass 13 draft laws at its third session that opened on May 22 in Hanoi and scheduled to last until June 21, according to the session’s agenda.
Right of superficies concretizes the role of Civil Code as law of market economy Right of superficies concretizes the role of Civil Code as law of market economy
As a law of the market economy, the 2015 Civil Code contains substantially reformed provisions on property and ownership to make property truly become a commodity that can have its value maximized by different entities in different modes and on different scales.
Renewing the selection of leading officials Renewing the selection of leading officials
World experiences show that the building of a contingent of leading and managerial officials always constitutes a primary priority in human resource development strategies. For Vietnam, to well develop human resources - one of three breakthroughs for socio-economic development and accelerated reform of the civil service and civil servant regime, heightening the quality of leading and managerial officials is always an urgent requirement and a practical demand at present.
Ministry expounds new planning law Ministry expounds new planning law
The controversial draft planning law, a law pertaining to many industries and sectors, is expected to be tabled to the National Assembly for passage at its upcoming session in May.
Citizens more satisfied with health insurance coverage but more concerned about the environment: 2016 PAPI Report Citizens more satisfied with health insurance coverage, but more concerned about the environment: 2016 PAPI Report
Findings from the 2016 PAPI Report, released on April 4, 2017, show positive trends in public service delivery. However, citizens are more concerned about the environment than in past years, and weaknesses remain in citizen engagement in decision-making, government accountability, and control of corruption in the public sector.
Legal loopholes in handling trademark infringements in Vietnam Legal loopholes in handling trademark infringements in Vietnam
Intellectual property infringements in Vietnam, including infringements upon well-known trademarks, have prevalently occurred with subtle tricks and are considerably difficult to control. These have caused damage not only to businesses but also to customers.
A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system
Vietnam has so far had three Civil Codes of 1995, 2005 and 2015 since January 4, 1995, when the Vietnamese Government filed a formal request for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Each of these Civil Codes presents an interestingly different point of view on intellectual property (IP) in relation to the national system of IP rights protection, as briefly depicted below.
Customs Law helps boost international trade Customs Law helps boost international trade
The 2014 Customs Law and its guiding documents have not only codified local customs habits and practices but also legalized Vietnam’s international commitments on customs in the context of vigorous trade globalization and ever-expanding economic and customs alliances. It has established many modern legal mechanisms to facilitate international trade.

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