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Monday, June 26, 2017
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Hundreds of foreigners apply for e-visas Hundreds of foreigners apply for e-visas
As many as 490 foreigners have registered for electronic visas to enter Vietnam, 210 of whom have been issued with their visas, after the first week of the e-visa pilot scheme, the Ministry of Public Security’s Department of Immigration has said.
Decree specifies procedures for grant of e-visas Decree specifies procedures for grant of e-visas
In an effort to attract more foreign visitors to the country, the Government on January 25 issued Decree No. 07/2017/ND-CP, guiding the pilot implementation of an e-visa scheme for visitors from 40 countries.
The East Sea after the mid-July Award The East Sea after the mid-July Award
The change of the US president has brought about unforeseeable developments in the policies of the US and regional countries. ASEAN could not reach agreement on a joint statement on the ruling. The effect of the ruling and its future application remain unanswered questions.
Current investment and commercial laws: some implications for foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam Current investment and commercial laws: some implications for foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam
Under current Vietnamese legislation, a foreign-invested enterprise (FIE) is understood as an enterprise having a foreign investor as its member or shareholder and is recognized as a Vietnamese one. However, in investment and commercial activities, these entities are subject to different regulations compared to other Vietnamese enterprises. This article brings out these differences in the investment procedures and settlement of disputes involving these FIEs.
Application of trade remedies in Vietnam: review and solutions Application of trade remedies in Vietnam: review and solutions
Over the past 14 years, Vietnamese goods have been exposed to more than 100 trade remedy cases overseas while local authorities have enforced measures to tackle only six such cases in Vietnam, out of which four were successful.
Is TPP a game changer for the Vietnamese textile and clothing industry? Is TPP a game changer for the Vietnamese textile and clothing industry?
Following the launch of a transition process from a planned to a market economy in 1986, the textile and clothing industry was one of the first industrial sectors to establish itself and start growing. It is a trend that has continued until today, and one that was given an extra boost following accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2007. The textile and clothing industry receives a great deal of support from the Vietnamese government: ambitious plans were drawn up to develop the sector further. Although the figures vary, it is estimated that 2.5 million people are employed in this sector, with most of the workers being women. The Vietnamese Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) recently estimated that the sector comprises a total of more than 5,000 companies, of which approximately 4,500 are sewing rooms, 500 weaving mills and 100 spinning mills. Currently, textile and apparel account for 13.6 percent of Vietnam’s total export value; accordingly the sector ranks second only to electronic products in terms of net proceeds.
AEC poses tough challenges for Vietnam labor market AEC poses tough challenges for Vietnam labor market
Vietnamese employees may face stiff competition from regional peers given the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of last year which allows a free movement of labor within the region.
Trade Union pluralism through free trade? Trade Union pluralism through free trade?
The United States and the European Union hold the view that the Vietnam-EU and TPP agreements not only concern dismantling tariffs and investment disincentives, but also guaranteeing social and ecological standards.
TPP offers Vietnam opportunities TPP offers Vietnam opportunities
Trade ministers from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries reached final consensus on the world’s largest free trade agreement at Atlanta, the US, on October 5. Vietnam News Agency asked Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang about the agreement.
Vietnam establishes legal framework for integrated management of marine resources Vietnam establishes legal framework for integrated management of marine resources
The recently passed Law on Marine and Island Resources and Environment provides a new method of managing marine and island resources in order to promote effective and sustainable exploitation and use of these resources and protect the marine environment. Vietnam Law and Legal Forum talks with Deputy Director of the Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands Pham Ngoc Son about the Law.

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