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Official Gazette

Monday, February 27, 2017
Ministry to prioritize agricultural breakthroughs Ministry to prioritize agricultural breakthroughs
Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) talks to the Vietnam News Agency about future priorities for the agriculture sector.
Determination of laws applicable to civil relations involving foreign elements under the 2015 Civil Code Determination of laws applicable to civil relations involving foreign elements under the 2015 Civil Code
The laws in most countries have special provisions setting out principles for the selection and application of a legal system to specific civil relations involving foreign elements (conflict of laws). In Vietnam, the 2015 Civil Code (the 2015 Code) has introduced new provisions on determination of laws applicable to civil relations involving foreign elements.
Vietnam needs a new trade policy thinking to capitalize on FTAs Vietnam needs a new trade policy thinking to capitalize on FTAs
Over the past 20 years, Viet Nam has step by step established and expanded its import and export markets and trade partners in the direction of diversifying and multilateralizing foreign trade ties. By now the country has trade relations with more than 200 countries and territories, and boasts a high trade-openness index (total trade accounting for more than 170% of GDP).
Top ten regulations of 2016 Top ten regulations of 2016
These include the Law on Children, the Law on Access to Information, the Law on Belief and Religion, National Assembly Resolution No. 35/2016/QH14, Government Decree No. 07/2016/ND-CP, among others.
Vietnams new regulations on ownership Vietnam’s new regulations on ownership
After 10 years’ enforcement, the 2005 Civil Code (the 2005 Code) of Vietnam has become impractical in many aspects, especially when the country enters the period of intensive and extensive integration into the world economy. Particularly, the Code’s provisions on ownership have revealed many inadequacies, such as providing the protection of rights of owners only but not rights of other subjects in the exploitation of property and establishment of rights over property, or stipulating forms of ownership without specific criteria, causing inconsistencies in their implementation. The new Civil Code of 2015 (the 2015 Code) has made many new provisions to overcome these inadequacies.
Vietnam to renew growth model for higher productivity and competitiveness Vietnam to renew growth model for higher productivity and competitiveness
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong signed Resolution No 05-NQ/TW during the fourth plenum of the XIIth Party Central Committee, which reaffirms the country’s resolve to pursue fast and sustainable comprehensive development in economic, social and environmental aspects.
Party fights ideological and moral degradation Party fights ideological and moral degradation
The Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee on October 30 issued Resolution No. 04-NQ-TW on enhancement of Party building and rectification, pointing to manifestations of degradation in political ideology, morality and lifestyle as well as “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” among Party members, and putting forth solutions.
National Assembly approves pilot grant of e-visas for foreigners National Assembly approves pilot grant of e-visas for foreigners
The 14th National Assembly (NA) adopted a resolution on grant of e-visas on a pilot basis for foreigners entering Vietnam during its second session that concluded in Hanoi on November 23.
The 2015 Civil Code: A more humane and feasible legal foundation for civil relations The 2015 Civil Code: A more humane and feasible legal foundation for civil relations
The 2015 Civil Code lays a stable and consistent legal foundation to regulate civil relations, minimizing the administrationalization and criminalization of, as well as intervention by public authorities into, civil relations.
National Assembly session to focus on lawmaking work National Assembly session to focus on lawmaking work
The 14th National Assembly (NA) convened its second session in Hanoi on October 20, expecting to dedicate much time of its agenda to lawmaking activities.

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