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Official Gazette

Monday, July 16, 2018
Law on Legal Aid Law on Legal Aid
Effective in January this year, the 2017 Law on Legal Aid regulates the provision of “pro bono” legal services to disadvantaged people and policy beneficiaries as one of the policies to guarantee human rights and citizens’ rights. The Law replaces its predecessor enacted in 2006.
Planning Law Planning Law
The Planning Law, which was passed in last November, marks an institutional transformation aimed at synchronizing and unifying the current planning regulations.
Law on Public Debt Management Law on Public Debt Management
Coming into force from July this year, the 2017 Law on Public Debt Management (the Law) is expected to improve and tighten the management of public debts.
Forestry Law to boost sustainable forest economy Forestry Law to boost sustainable forest economy
Composed of 108 articles arranged in 12 chapters, the Law on Forestry (the Law), which was passed in November last year, regulates the management, protection, development and exploitation of forests, along with the processing and trade of forest products.
Law on State Compensation Liability Law on State Compensation Liability
Compared to its predecessor enacted in 2009, the Law contains numerous new provisions consistent with the 2013 Constitution and relevant codes and laws promulgated in 2015 such as the Civil Code, Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Civil Procedure Code, Law on Administrative Procedures, and Law on Custody and Temporary Detention.
Law on Foreign Trade Management Law on Foreign Trade Management
Coming into force on January 1 this year, the Law on Foreign Trade Management (the Law), which was passed last June, mainly regulates the state management of foreign trade, including measures to manage and direct international purchase and sale of goods.
Law on Irrigation Law on Irrigation
The Law on Irrigation, which was passed in June this year, is expected to complement the law on water resources management.
New Railway Law New Railway Law
Coming into force from July next year, the 2017 Railway Law, passed by the National Assembly in June, prescribes railway infrastructure planning, investment, construction, protection, management, maintenance and development. It also stipulates railway industry and railway business.
Revised Law on Technology Transfer Revised Law on Technology Transfer
The revised Law on Technology Transfer, which was passed in June, is expected to create a solid legal basis to promote technology transfer, technology innovation, commercialization of scientific research and technological development results, and application of latest science and technology advances.
Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises
The Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises, which is the first of its kind in Vietnam, will enter into force on January 1 next year.

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