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Sunday, April 5, 2020
How will the EVFTA contribute to more transparency? How will the EVFTA contribute to more transparency?
This article looks at the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), recently ratified by the EU Parliament, from the angle of transparency. Reviewing the road from WTO’s limited use of measures to improve transparency and reduce bribery in international trade to new generation FTAs, the paper examines headways made in mainstreaming transparency in practically all chapters of the trade agreement.
Requirements for the public administration in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Requirements for the public administration in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) affects many areas of social life, including public administration. It can govern, change the content of requirements and principles of public administration and also impose some completely new requirements and principles. It is, therefore, necessary to fully identify the requirements of public administration in the context of the 4IR for determining appropriate standards and solutions to ensure that the public administration is operated and developed for the target of national development.
Intellectual property tribunal - a must in Vietnam Intellectual property tribunal - a must in Vietnam
The intellectual property tribunal is a specialized court set up, like in many countries, to deal with intellectual property disputes which currently become more and more complicated in Vietnam. The establishment of such specialized court is an objective requirement in the process of judicial reform in general and improvement of legal mechanisms in particular to protect intellectual property rights in Vietnam.
Building and improving the legal framework on foreign exchange management Building and improving the legal framework on foreign exchange management
In recent years, especially 2019, the world economy witnessed a series of insecurities. While almost all economies show signs of a slowdown, trade tensions among economic giants, especially the US-China trade war, continued to undergo complicated developments. As a result, the global growth rate in 2019 dropped to the lowest level since the 2008-09 financial crisis. Gold prices spiked and crude oil prices strongly fluctuated, giving rise to risks in the international market and consequently, many countries had to loosen their fiscal and monetary policies.
Dealing in agricultural property: a growing trend in Vietnams real estate market Dealing in agricultural property: a growing trend in Vietnam’s real estate market
Over the last few years, in addition to such traditional real estate products as land use rights, houses and construction works, Vietnam’s property market has seen the emergence of many new types of realty, e.g., serviced apartment, co-working space, tourism property, and agricultural property. This article analyzes the legal framework for agricultural property which has become more and more popular in the country and drawn the attention of both domestic and foreign investors.
Legislation on environmental protection tax - limitations and solutions for improvement Legislation on environmental protection tax - limitations and solutions for improvement
The 2010 Law on Environmental Protection Tax and guiding documents have provided an important economic instrument in protecting the environment in Vietnam. However, being the first of its kind, this Law still reveals some limitations affecting its effectiveness. This article highlights the loopholes related to the tax bases and proposes solutions for improvement.
India- A Great Export Destination for Vietnamese Goods amp; Services India- A Great Export Destination for Vietnamese Goods & Services
There is a huge potential to increase Vietnam-India trade ties in various sectors. India can be a good destination of export goods from Vietnam. Further, more and more Indian tourists can be attracted to Vietnam.
Assurance of social security in Vietnam: achievements and orientations Assurance of social security in Vietnam: achievements and orientations
Vietnam’s social security model has proved to be preeminent and suitable to the country’s socio-economic conditions as well as its development toward socialism. However, despite undeniable accomplishments, limitations and shortcomings still exist. This article reviews the situation and suggests orientations for development of social security in Vietnam.
Fundraising through new channels - opportunities and legal challenges Fundraising through new channels - opportunities and legal challenges
The Fourth Industrial Revolution helps create new products and services as well as business models in an open atmosphere without any distance between the reality and cyber space. However, Vietnam’s existing legal framework still fails to meet the demand for realizing these products, services and models. It is not yet mature for the application of novel forms of raising funds from angel investors or venture investment funds. So far, there is no legal corridor for innovative startups, particularly fintech ones. This article introduces new fundraising channels and their legal challenges and puts forward recommendations for formulating a regulatory sandbox applicable to these channels.
Legislation on house ownership by foreigners: inadequacies and recommendations for improvement Legislation on house ownership by foreigners: inadequacies and recommendations for improvement
The 2014 Housing Law has new provisions for foreigners to own homes in Vietnam, making a breakthrough in attracting foreigners to work and live in the country. However, the applied term of house ownership for foreigners produces some negative effects that the law fails to anticipate. This article points out inadequacies in the regime of Vietnam-based house ownership by foreigners and gives recommendations for improvement.

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