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Official Gazette

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tags: Resolution
Official Gazette issues Nos 85-87/2018 available on October 19 2018 Official Gazette issues Nos 85-87/2018, available on October 19, 2018
Lawmakers approve continued pilot e-visa issuance for foreigners Lawmakers approve continued pilot e-visa issuance for foreigners
The National Assembly Standing Committee has decided to extend the pilot e-visa program for foreign visitors to Vietnam by another two years during its 28th session on October 15-17 in Hanoi.
Scrap paper should be treated properly not banned Scrap paper should be treated properly, not banned
Vietnam should have proper management policies on import and treatment of waste paper, according to a seminar held by The Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association (VPPA) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) on October 16 in Hanoi.
Orientations for Vietnams education in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Orientations for Vietnam’s education in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has spread worldwide as a result of the unprecedented effects of the pace of development and impact of technology breakthroughs. Innovations and scientific advances are present in all fields, such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things, fully autonomous vehicles, biotechnology, nano technology, 3D printing, material science, quantum computing, etc., and affect almost every industry at such a rapid speed that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is said to be evolving at an exponential pace.
Party Central Committee issues announcement on 8th plenum Party Central Committee issues announcement on 8th plenum
The Party Central Committee on October 6 wrapped up its 8th plenum after five days of working, with General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in the chair. It issued an announcement on the work of the plenum.
Is it better to arbitrate in Vietnam or to arbitrate abroad? Is it better to arbitrate in Vietnam or to arbitrate abroad?
Three types of dispute qualify for arbitration in Vietnam. Firstly, disputes involving “commercial activity” can be arbitrated. Commercial activity is any “activity with a profit-making purpose comprising the purchase and sale of goods, provision of services, investment, commercial enhancement, and other activities for profit-making purposes.” Secondly, arbitration is allowed if one party to the contract is engaged in a commercial activity, say, a vendor in a dispute with a customer. Finally, the law requires that some disputes be settled by arbitration. Disputes that are specifically stipulated by law also qualify for arbitration. For example, contracts that relate to investments under the 2014 Law on Investment, qualify for arbitration. Arbitration is not a general right. Use of arbitration is subject to agreement. That is, the parties have to agree to arbitrate. Agreement to arbitrate can be made in any written form. The agreement may be part of an underlying agreement that is itself in dispute or it may be a separate agreement to arbitrate. Any modification, extension, termination, or invalidity of the contract will not affect the arbitration clause. This follows the separability doctrine of the New York Convention.
Vietnam strives to become strong sea-based country Vietnam strives to become strong sea-based country
Vietnam has exerted efforts to tap into its immense maritime potential to become a strong, prosperous country based on its marine economy.
Party Central Committees 8th meeting opens Party Central Committee’s 8th meeting opens
The 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam convened its eighth meeting on October 2 to review the 10-year implementation of the resolution on Vietnam’s Marine Strategy towards 2020.
Tax rates for petrol oil to rise from next year Tax rates for petrol, oil to rise from next year
Environmental protection tax rates for petrol and oil will increase from the beginning of 2019, according to a resolution on environmental protection tariff adopted at the 27th meeting of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee that concluded on September 20 after nine working days.
NA Standing Committees 27th meeting concludes NA Standing Committee’s 27th meeting concludes
The 27th meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee concluded on September 20 after nine working days to prepare important contents for the NA’s sixth session slated for October.

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