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Official Gazette

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Sectors and trades subject to market access conditions proposed Sectors and trades subject to market access conditions proposed
A list of sectors and trades in which foreign investors are subject to market access conditions has been added to the latest draft Law revising the Investment Law and Enterprise Law, prepared by the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Provisions on VAT refund for foreigners to be amended Provisions on VAT refund for foreigners to be amended
The General Department of Customs is working on a draft circular to revise Circular 72 of 2014 regarding value-added tax refund for goods brought along by foreigners and overseas Vietnamese upon exit, with a view to boosting tourism.
Govt to loosen conditions for auto imports Gov’t to loosen conditions for auto imports
The Government will soon issue a revision to Decree 116/2017 on the conditions for production, assembly, import and business of automobile warranty and maintenance services, removing a number of regulations relevant to auto imports.
Management of apartment building maintenance funds clarified Management of apartment building maintenance funds clarified
The Ministry of Construction has publicized a draft circular on the Regulation on the management and use of apartment buildings, requiring each apartment building maintenance fund to have three to five account co-holders.
MIC determined to sweep away spam messages MIC determined to sweep away spam messages
All organizations and individuals would have the right to register for refusal of all types of advertising messages and advertising calls to phone numbers under their lawful ownership, according to a draft decree compiled by the Ministry of Information and Communications to control spam messages, emails and calls.
Vietnam to enhance management of e-commerce activities Vietnam to enhance management of e-commerce activities
The Ministry of Finance is building a draft scheme on the management of e-commerce activities for imports and exports.
Draft circular on gold business licensing released Draft circular on gold business licensing released
The State Bank of Vietnam has publicized a draft circular that would adjust existing regulations managing gold trading, Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) newspaper reported.
MoF proposes to increase import tax on heavy trucks MoF proposes to increase import tax on heavy trucks
The Ministry of Finance has proposed to increase import tax on complete built-up units (CBUs) of trucks weighing more than 45 tons from the current zero to 10 percent. This tax level is equal to commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO).
National Innovation Center to be built under special mechanism National Innovation Center to be built under special mechanism
All activities related to construction and formulation of management and operation model of the National Innovation Center would not undergo normal procedures but follow a special and fast-track process.
Ministry to set Made in Vietnam criteria Ministry to set 'Made in Vietnam' criteria
‘Made in Vietnam’ products are required to have a localization rate of 30 percent and be partly produced in Vietnam. This is one of the criteria set by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in a draft circular providing criteria for products eligible to be classified as ‘made in Vietnam’.

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