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Official Gazette

Monday, August 21, 2017
Ministry proposes tougher rules on sales promotion activities Ministry proposes tougher rules on sales promotion activities
Traders would not be allowed to end their sales promotion programs before the deadlines announced or approved by competent agencies, except cases of force majeure events, according to a draft decree recently prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade to revise Decree 37 issued in 2006.
Foreigners may be allowed to make savings deposits at local banks Foreigners may be allowed to make savings deposits at local banks
Non-residents with presence in Vietnam may be allowed to make termed savings deposits in both Vietnam dong and foreign currency at local banks, according to a draft circular recently released by the State Bank of Vietnam.
Draft sets more criteria on law obedience ethics for attorneys Draft sets more criteria on law obedience, ethics for attorneys
The Ministry of Justice is preparing a draft decree which sets out additional criteria on ethical qualities and law observance that lawyers must satisfy in order to practice law.
Release on bail for detainees proposed Release on bail for detainees proposed
The accused or defendants who are temporarily detained for criminal charges would be entitled to release on bail, according to a draft circular jointly prepared by the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Finance, Supreme People’s Procuracy and Supreme People’s Court.
Ministry proposes stoppage of polluting construction works Ministry proposes stoppage of polluting construction works
Project owners would have to ask contractors that violate environmental protection regulations to stop the construction of works, according to a draft circular prepared by the Ministry of Construction.
Publication of children-related contents to be tightened Publication of children-related contents to be tightened
All books for children would be required to clearly state their readers’ age groups on the cover page, according to a draft circular prepared by the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Drafters propose easing policies on luggage limits of passengers on entry Drafters propose easing policies on luggage limits of passengers on entry
Customs procedures for luggage of passengers on entry and exit would be simplified to remove existing problems, according to a draft decree amending Government Decree 08 of 2015.
Cybersecurity protection activities to be put into law Cybersecurity protection activities to be put into law
The Ministry of Public Security is gathering public comments on a draft law on cybersecurity which is expected to build a sound cyberspace and protect national defense and security as well as lawful rights and interests of organizations and individuals operating in cyberspace.
Draft law aims at better management of public debts Draft law aims at better management of public debts
The Ministry of Finance recently revealed a draft law on public debt management, which is expected to change the public debt management method in a stricter and more efficient manner, and enhance borrowers’ responsibilities.
Conditions for automobile manufacturing assembly import to be specified Conditions for automobile manufacturing, assembly, import to be specified
Automobile importers would no longer be required to have a genuine power of attorney for distributing cars in Vietnam.

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