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Sunday, November 19, 2017
Tags: European Commission
EU yellow card will likely hurt VN seafood EU yellow card will likely hurt VN seafood
The European Commission has issued a "yellow card" warning to Vietnam, after the country failed to demonstrate sufficient progress in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing worldwide.
Vietnam EU officially conclude FTA negotiations Vietnam, EU officially conclude FTA negotiations
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and President of the European Commission (EC) Jean-Claude Juncker on December 2 witnessed the signing ceremony of the official statement on the conclusion of the negotiations on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA).
EU VN to conclude free trade negotiations EU, VN to conclude free trade negotiations
Suggestions on standard terms in draft amendments to the 2005 Civil Code Suggestions on standard terms in draft amendments to the 2005 Civil Code
The Ministry of Justice has recently published the draft amendments to the 2005 Civil Code (the 2014 Draft) on its website for public discussion. One of the new significant issues raised by the 2014 Draft is the provision on “general trading conditions”.
Vietnam Netherlands pledge strategic partnership on agriculture Vietnam, Netherlands pledge strategic partnership on agriculture
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte agreed to establish a strategic partnership on climate change adaptation and water management and an agreement on sustainable agriculture and food security.
Brave new world:   Taxing e-commerce transactions in Vietnam  Brave new world: Taxing e-commerce transactions in Vietnam
Last year, Facebook and Google came under fire for allegation that their online advertising arms, while profiting in millions of US dollars from the Vietnamese market, had evaded tax obligations with the Vietnamese state[1]. The claim was after all unfounded[2] but it did raise some interesting questions about the state’s ability to tax in a new world where the internet plays an increasingly important role in promoting business while traditional brick-and-mortar model, i.e., physical shops and stores, are in many cases rendered redundant. [1] “Facebook’s, Google’s agents suspected of evading tax in Vietnam”, VietNamNet Bridge, 9 March 2012, retrievable at http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/business/19568/facebook-s--google-s-agents-suspected-of-evading-tax-in-vietnam.html [2] “Google and Facebook did not evade tax in Vietnam” [Vietnamese], ICT News, 10 April 2012, retrievable at http://www.ictnews.vn/home/Internet/77/Google-Facebook-khong-tron-thue-tai-Viet-Nam/101814/index.ict
Consumer rights protection law to take effect on July 1 Consumer rights protection law to take effect on July 1
Agencies, associations, social organizations, businesses and consumers must become aware of the new Vietnamese law on consumer rights' protection that will become effective on July 1, a ministry official has said.
EU lifts dumping duty on bikes EU lifts dumping duty on bikes
The European Commission has decided to lift anti-dumping duties on bicycles imported from Vietnam, effective on July 15.
A promise fulfilled Vietnam meets commitments of WTO membership A promise fulfilled Vietnam meets commitments of WTO membership
At its regular April meeting, in evaluating the results of Vietnam’s two years of membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Government acknowledged that the country was now confronted by new challenges.
Lawmaker urges judicial reform Lawmaker urges judicial reform
It is necessary to raise the role of the National Assembly (NA) in legal and judicial reform, said NA Vice Chairman Nguyen Duc Kien on February 4 at a seminar on the issue, organized by the European Commission-funded Institutional Support Project to Vietnam.

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