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Official Gazette

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Authorities set to crack down on fake ginseng Authorities set to crack down on fake ginseng
The Ministry of Science and Technology is working on a plan to do away with products counterfeiting Ngoc Linh ginseng (Panax vietnamensis or Vietnamese ginseng) which are seriously hurting the value and brand of this national product.
Government gets tough on BOT projects Government gets tough on BOT projects
The Government has ordered strict handling of violations in the implementation of Build-Operate-Transfer transport projects amid public rage over unreasonable toll booths and high fees.
PM urges removal of business barriers PM urges removal of business barriers
At the cabinet meeting on lawmaking held on August 22, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc again asked ministries to quickly remove unreasonable or unnecessary business conditions which are costing enterprises dearly and seriously hurting the Government’s efforts to improve the business environment.
Why gender imbalance continues to grow? Why gender imbalance continues to grow?
Despite an official ban on selection of sex at birth, ultrasonic and abortion services have been provided for this purpose without being sanctioned since it was difficult to detect violations.
Crimes against IPRs in the 2015 Penal Code Crimes against IPRs in the 2015 Penal Code
After suspending the 2015 Penal Code from taking effect for one year, the National Assembly passed on June 20, 2017, the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Penal Code, in which the crimes against intellectual property rights have been significantly amended and will come into effect from January 1, 2018.
Food safety control remains challenging Food safety control remains challenging
Rising violations of food safety law have triggered public worry while concerned authorities appeared inactive in redressing the situation, Phuong Lien and Dinh Hang of the Tin tuc Cuoi tuan (Weekend News) reported.
Draft law tackles lavish spending on anniversaries Draft law tackles lavish spending on anniversaries
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recently unveiled a draft regulation to put in order the organization of anniversaries, which have become rampant in the past years.
Alarming rise in child sexual abuse Alarming rise in child sexual abuse
According to the Police General Department, the number of child sexual abuse cases annually uncovered averages at over 1,000. But this figure is believed to be much higher in reality as many victims have chosen to keep silent because of fear, inferiority complex or shame. Experts agree legal obstacles are one of the reasons behind the problem.
Taxing online business a challenge Taxing online business a challenge
Tax authorities are finding it tough taxing e-commerce as it is not that easy controlling online business revenues given cash payments so common in Vietnam, lawyers Chau Huy Quang and Cao Dang Huy recently wrote on the Saigon Times weekly.
Govt set to relax farmland ceiling Gov’t set to relax farmland ceiling
The Government is considering relaxing limits on individual farmland holdings, a move largely welcomed by experts despite misgivings about some negative social impacts.

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