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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Tags: food additives
Notable changes in the new Penal Code at a glance Notable changes in the new Penal Code at a glance
This article summarizes significant changes in the 2015 Penal Code and its revisions in 2017, including penalizing commercial legal persons for committing certain crimes, scrapping the crime of illegally doing business, and criminally charging corruption-related offenders in the private sector.
Food enterprises get a legal boost Food enterprises get a legal boost
With a view to removing unnecessary administrative procedures and bettering the business environment for food producers and traders, the Government recently issued a new decree detailing a number of articles of the Food Safety Law.
Many charges fees to be rebated Many charges, fees to be rebated
The Ministry of Finance recently released a number of draft circulars, proposing rebate of many charges and fees payable by businesses and sent them to ministries, ministerial-agencies, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, and provincial-level People’s Committees for opinions.
Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code
Under the recent universal periodic review, the United Nations Human Rights Council has appreciated the achievements recorded by Vietnam in realizing its commitments on human rights. It has also made hundreds of recommendations for Vietnam to better protect and guarantee human rights, 182 of which are accepted by the country. In criminal justice, 17 recommendations of the UNHRC are directly related to the formulation and revision of the 2015 Penal Code.
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.
Seventy three legal documents on specialized inspection to be revised Seventy three legal documents on specialized inspection to be revised
The Ministry of Finance recently requested 11 ministries to expeditiously revise 73 legal documents on specialized management and inspection of imports and exports.
Food safety management still faces problems Food safety management still faces problems
The 2010 Law on Food Safety has shifted the food safety management based on food production and trading stages to the product group-based management mechanism. This is considered an important policy addressing overlaps in the food safety management among ministries and sectors and at the same time helping define more clearly responsibilities of each ministry or sector in the field.
Death penalty in Vietnams new Penal Code Death penalty in Vietnam’s new Penal Code
Although retaining the death penalty for many offenses, the Penal Code establishes more stringent conditions for imposition of this penalty to ensure individualized punishment and reduce death sentences.
Government gets tough on food safety violations Government gets tough on food safety violations
The Government is redoubling its efforts to crack down on unsafe food which has grown into a number-one public concern amid rampant food safety violations.
Top 10 legal documents in 2015 Top 10 legal documents in 2015
These include the amended Civil Code, the amended Penal Code, Government Decree No. 15/2015/ND-CP, Government Decree No. 82/2015/ND-CP, etc.

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