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Official Gazette

Monday, July 16, 2018
Draft decree on commercial infrastructure management sparks concerns Draft decree on commercial infrastructure management sparks concerns
The Ministry of Industry and Trade is seeking opinions from relevant sectors on its draft decree on the development and management of the country’s commercial infrastructure.
Investors need USD 44 million to establish universities in Vietnam Investors need USD 44 million to establish universities in Vietnam
Investors, both domestic and foreign, that wish to establish a university in Vietnam would be required to have a capital of at least VND 1 trillion (USD 43.9 million).
Legislators recommend crop subsidy for difficulty-hit farmers Legislators recommend crop subsidy for difficulty-hit farmers
Members of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on April 13 discussed the draft Law on Crop Production, focusing on the Government’s responsibility should planning fail and farmers become out of pocket.
Wage regulations reformed to suit market mechanisms Wage regulations reformed to suit market mechanisms
Businesses would likely narrow the pay gap among employees and recalculate wage scale based on productivity at work instead of seniority.
MOF proposes freezing tax arrears for difficulty-hit taxpayers MOF proposes freezing tax arrears for difficulty-hit taxpayers
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is working on a draft resolution on handling tax arrears and irrecoverable fines for submission to the National Assembly.
Land Law to be revised Land Law to be revised
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has recently introduced a raft of draft amendments to the 2013 Land Law.
Foreign internet service providers must set up offices in Vietnam: draft law Foreign internet service providers must set up offices in Vietnam: draft law
Foreign businesses providing telecommunications and internet services in Vietnam would have to set up their head offices or representative offices in the country when the number of local service users reaches 10,000 or at the request of the Vietnamese Government.
Draft law on topography and cartography Draft law on topography and cartography
The State would further mobilize resources for development of topographic and cartographic services, encouraging organizations and individuals to invest in the application of geographical information systems.
Two options on revision of personal income tax proposed Two options on revision of personal income tax proposed
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has recently made two options on revision of the Personal Income Tax (PIT) Law.
MOLISA guides payment of social insurance premiums for foreign workers MOLISA guides payment of social insurance premiums for foreign workers
As from January 1, 2018, foreign workers in Vietnam would be required to pay premiums for three among five social insurance regimes, namely sickness, maternity and occupational disease.

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