Policy digest November 2015
Under the Law on Charges and Fees passed by the National Assembly on November 25 and scheduled to be effective as from January 1, 2017, 17 public service charges, including irrigation charge, road use toll, port and station charges, vehicle inspection charge, securities operation charge, etc., which the State does not need to strictly manage will be shift to the state-regulated pricing mechanism.
Harmonizing domestic laws with WTO obligations
Vietnam became the 150th member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) on January 11, 2007, after a twelve-year application process involving seemingly endless and often contentious negotiations with member countries.  Vietnam’s accession package was approved on November 7, 2006, by Protocol Ratification of WTO. Official membership occurred on January 11, 2007.