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Official Gazette

Friday, May 25, 2018
Tags: Exit
New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights
Though promulgated in 2015, the new Criminal Procedure Code took effect on January 1, 2018, like the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017). This article browses specific changes in the Code designed to better protect human rights and citizens’ rights in criminal proceedings
Vietnams actions to fight against illegal fishing Vietnam’s actions to fight against illegal fishing
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has had negative impacts on the coastal countries, including Vietnam. The author reviews the situation of IUU fishing in the region and recommends legal and practical actions to fight this problem in response to the EU’s warning against Vietnam’s fisheries products imported to the Union.
The 2017 Fisheries Law and the fight against illegal fishing The 2017 Fisheries Law and the fight against illegal fishing
The 2017 Fisheries Law has provided a broad legal framework for enforcement and cooperation with regional countries and fisheries organizations in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This article highlights the Law’s provisions to show Vietnam’s resolve in this fight.
Official Gazette issues Nos 1-4 September 2017 published on November 12 2017 Official Gazette issues Nos 1-4 September 2017, published on November 12, 2017
Procedures for customs valuation to be further simplified Procedures for customs valuation to be further simplified
The General Department of Customs is working out a draft decree to revise Decree 08 issued in 2015, which focuses on simplification of procedures for customs valuation to create more favorable conditions for priority enterprises in the customs sector.
Visa exemption for children of overseas Vietnamese Visa exemption for children of overseas Vietnamese
Overseas Vietnamese holding passports or international travel documents issued by foreign competent agencies and foreigners who are their spouses or children are eligible for visa exemption when they enter Vietnam.
Security border-guard procedures at ports tightened Security, border-guard procedures at ports tightened
Vessels entering Vietnamese marine border areas and crewmembers and passengers onboard these vessels are now required to carry out the entry procedures at the first seaport of arrival.
Drafters propose easing policies on luggage limits of passengers on entry Drafters propose easing policies on luggage limits of passengers on entry
Customs procedures for luggage of passengers on entry and exit would be simplified to remove existing problems, according to a draft decree amending Government Decree 08 of 2015.
Vietnam Belarus to heighten bilateral relations Vietnam, Belarus to heighten bilateral relations
Visiting President of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang and President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko reiterated their determination to make greater efforts to bring bilateral ties to the next level.
Purchase of duty-free goods Purchase of duty-free goods
Under current Vietnamese regulations, from February 15, 2017, persons on exit or in transit after completing the exit or transit procedures, passengers onboard international flights departing from Vietnam and persons awaiting exit may purchase duty-free goods.

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