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Official Gazette

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Tags: World Bank
PM asks for lifting business fees PM asks for lifting business fees
Administrative procedures in many ministries, sectors and localities remain complex, causing difficulties for enterprises, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the monthly Government meeting on August 30.
Vietnam trade information portal launched Vietnam trade information portal launched
A ceremony was held in Hanoi on July 12 to officially launch the Vietnam trade information portal (VTIP) at http://www.vietnamtradeportal.gov.vn.
Bidding transparency expected to be further improved Bidding transparency expected to be further improved
The bidding grievance handling mechanism needed to be renovated to ensure transparency and keep pace with the country’s rapid international integration, said Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dao Quang Thu.
Draft law aims at better management of public debts Draft law aims at better management of public debts
The Ministry of Finance recently revealed a draft law on public debt management, which is expected to change the public debt management method in a stricter and more efficient manner, and enhance borrowers’ responsibilities.
Decision No. 2545/QD-TTg approving the Scheme on development of non-cash payment in Vietnam during 2016-2020 Decision No. 2545/QD-TTg approving the Scheme on development of non-cash payment in Vietnam during 2016-2020
A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system
Vietnam has so far had three Civil Codes of 1995, 2005 and 2015 since January 4, 1995, when the Vietnamese Government filed a formal request for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Each of these Civil Codes presents an interestingly different point of view on intellectual property (IP) in relation to the national system of IP rights protection, as briefly depicted below.
Govt. set to further improve the business environment Govt. set to further improve the business environment
Raising productivity and competitiveness of the economy and improving the business environment continue to be at the top of the Government’s agenda this year.
Corruption in land-related projects and ways to address it from socially structured perspectives Corruption in land-related projects and ways to address it from socially structured perspectives
Much analysis of anti-corruption reforms emphasizes the importance of improving transparency, public participation and accountability. What is often absent from this analysis is an acknowledgment that corruption is socially constructed; state and non-state actors frequently have different understandings about what constitutes corrupt behavior.
Forum repeats Governments resolve to build facilitating government Forum repeats Government’s resolve to build facilitating government
The Vietnamese Government is working to build a consistent and effective administrative system that facilitates development and acts for the sake of people and enterprises, considering this the most important task in 2016-2020.
Private sector key to growth: PM Private sector key to growth: PM
The private sector, including foreign direct investment (FDI) firms, plays a crucial role in national development, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on December 5.

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