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Official Gazette

Monday, September 24, 2018
Government poised to cut costs for businesses Government poised to cut costs for businesses
Vietnam would cut or simplify at least half of business conditions and lessen requirements in the areas of investment, land, construction, tax payment and social insurance so as to reach a mark equaling the average level of ASEAN-4 countries in the World Bank’s Doing Business survey by 2020.
Vietnamese people to have electronic medical records Vietnamese people to have electronic medical records
The Ministry of Health has recently posted on its website a draft circular on pilot making of the electronic medical records at all medical examination and treatment establishments under its management.
Draft law grants more rights to taxpayers Draft law grants more rights to taxpayers
Taxpayers would be compensated for damage caused by tax administration agencies or their staff.
Pay radio and television enterprises to be equitized Pay radio and television enterprises to be equitized
From now to 2020, state-owned pay radio and television service enterprises would be equitized and listed on the securities market, according to a draft decree revising Decree 06 of 2016 on management, provision and use of radio and television services.
Draft decree raises foreign holding cap in domestic airlines Draft decree raises foreign holding cap in domestic airlines
Foreign investors would be allowed to hold up to 49 percent of charter capital in a domestic airline, instead of the current 30 percent, according to a draft decree recently unveiled by the Ministry of Transport.
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.

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