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Official Gazette

Monday, August 19, 2019
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’.
Draft law facilitates visa issuance for foreigners Draft law facilitates visa issuance for foreigners
Foreign tourists who choose Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province, as their only destination in Vietnam may stay in the island for at most 30 days without having to apply for a visa to enter the country.
Employees likely to get support for occupational disease treatment Employees likely to get support for occupational disease treatment
The State would provide financial support for employees to cover expenses for examination and treatment of occupational diseases, according to a draft decree guiding the Law on Occupational Safety and Health regarding occupational accident and disease insurance
National strategy on Industry 4.0 drafted National strategy on Industry 4.0 drafted
Vietnam would apply technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to build an e-Government and strive toward a digital Government in order to perform state administration in a smarter, faster, and more transparent, effective and efficient manner.
Financial support for foreign trade promotion activities expected Financial support for foreign trade promotion activities expected
The Ministry of Industry and Trade is working on a circular guiding the implementation of the national program on promotion for foreign trade development, proposing that the State provide financial support to cover all expenses for organization of stands in international exhibitions and trade fairs.
Public procurement rules enacted for CPTPP implementation Public procurement rules enacted for CPTPP implementation
Procurement agencies would have to provide equal treatment for goods, services and contractors from all member states of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) as they do for Vietnamese contractors.
Digital data sharing among state agencies proposed Digital data sharing among state agencies proposed
State agencies would have to share digital data with one another to facilitate their operations and serve the people and enterprises, according to the second draft decree prepared by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) on the management, connection and sharing of digital data among state agencies.

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