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Official Gazette

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Many charges fees to be rebated Many charges, fees to be rebated
The Ministry of Finance recently released a number of draft circulars, proposing rebate of many charges and fees payable by businesses and sent them to ministries, ministerial-agencies, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, and provincial-level People’s Committees for opinions.
Draft law to deal with banks under special control Draft law to deal with banks under special control
The State Bank of Vietnam is gathering comments on a draft law revising the 2010 Law on Credit Institutions, which includes many provisions on special control.
Imported used car duty to be doubled Imported used car duty to be doubled
Traders would have to pay an extra USD 5,000 of import duty to bring a used car with nine seats or less into Vietnam, if a draft decree recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance is approved.
Tax offices would supervise casino business: drafters Tax offices would supervise casino business: drafters
Tax offices would directly supervise operations of casinos in localities, proposed the Ministry of Finance in a draft circular guiding the management and supervision of tax collection for casino business activities under Government Decree 03 issued in January.
Public property might be used to pay for BT projects Public property might be used to pay for BT projects
The Ministry of Finance recently revealed a draft decree allowing the use of public property to make payment to investors that implement construction investment projects in the form of build-transfer.
Exclusive incentives proposed for special economic zones Exclusive incentives proposed for special economic zones
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has submitted to the Government a draft law on special administrative-economic units, proposing a series of land and tax incentives to attract more investment for three special economic zones in Quang Ninh, Khanh Hoa and Kien Giang provinces.
Workers to benefit from voluntary occupational accident insurance Workers to benefit from voluntary occupational accident insurance
Non-contractual employees will be entitled to the voluntary occupational accident insurance regime if they have paid compulsory social insurance premiums for at least 12 months, according to a draft decree designed by the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
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.

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