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Official Gazette

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Increasing environmental protection tax: causes and effects Increasing environmental protection tax: causes and effects
The National Assembly Standing Committee adopted last month a resolution increasing the environmental protection tax on petroleum products from January 1 next year.
New payment rules aim to boost Vietnam-China border trade New payment rules aim to boost Vietnam-China border trade
From mid-October, traders and residents in Vietnam-China border areas may use Chinese yuan in certain transactions, according to a regulation issued by the State Bank of Vietnam last month.
Thousands of unlawful documents issued last year: Justice Ministry report Thousands of unlawful documents issued last year: Justice Ministry report
Thousands of legal documents issued last year in the country were detected to be unlawful in one aspect or another, according to a recent report of the Ministry of Justice.
Cyber Security Law protects national security citizens interests Cyber Security Law protects national security, citizens’ interests
While competent agencies consider the Law on Cyber Security a much-needed addition to Vietnam’s legal framework given the increment in cyber-attacks around the world in general and in the country in particular, the public and businesses are still seemingly uneasy about its possible impacts on social and economic activities.
Public criticisms are welcomed but must comply with law Public criticisms are welcomed but must comply with law
The Binh Thuan province’s Public Security Department on June 18 decided to initiate criminal cases against acts of causing public disorder, destroying property and resisting on-duty persons occurring in Phan Ri Cua township of Tuy Phong district, Phan Ri Thanh commune of Bac Binh district, and Phan Thiet city.
Proposal to increase retirement age gets green light Proposal to increase retirement age gets green light
The retirement age of Vietnamese laborers, which is currently 60 for men and 55 for women, will be increased, according to a resolution on social insurance policy reform adopted this month by the Party Central Committee at its seventh plenum.
Ministry proposes merger of provincial departments Ministry proposes merger of provincial departments
Many provincial departments could be consolidated or merged in keeping with the Government’s determination to streamline the administrative apparatus, according to a draft decree unveiled this month by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA).
Vietnamese women still face numerous barriers to employment Vietnamese women still face numerous barriers to employment
Around 72 percent of Vietnamese women have joined the workforce, bringing the country to the group of nations with highest percentages of women in the labor pool. Despite their great contributions to the national economy, women still face numerous barriers to employment equality.
Legality of cryptocurrencies in Vietnam remains unclear Legality of cryptocurrencies in Vietnam remains unclear
Bitcoin and other similar virtual currencies like ethereum, ripple and litecoin have become a hot topic among investors. But let’s set aside the worries and excitement and ask a question: are cryptocurrencies lawful in Vietnam?
No more household registration books: a move to reduce administrative burden No more household registration books: a move to reduce administrative burden
The household registration book or so ho khau in Vietnamese will soon become a relic of the past as the Government has resolved to simplify administrative procedures related to residence management.