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Saturday, December 15, 2018
Tags: administrative burden
No more household registration books: a move to reduce administrative burden No more household registration books: a move to reduce administrative burden
The household registration book or so ho khau in Vietnamese will soon become a relic of the past as the Government has resolved to simplify administrative procedures related to residence management.
Legal requirements for information disclosure and transparency in management of state-owned enterprises Legal requirements for information disclosure and transparency in management of state-owned enterprises
SOEs are holding key industries and sectors of the economy, such as construction, transport, oil and gas, communication, telecommunications, and production of industrial and consumable goods. As of October 2016, there were in total 718 enterprises in which the State holds 100% of the charter capital. SOEs hold not only key industries and sectors but also large resources.
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.
New regime on organizational seals in Vietnam New regime on organizational seals in Vietnam
An enterprise now has the freedom to create its own seal: shape, number, and even content. This is the most notable reform. There is almost no restriction on the way an enterprise can design its seal, provided that it must contain the name and business registration code of the enterprise. 
Circular No. 213/2012/TT-BTC: Administrative burden to be eased for foreign investors Circular No. 213/2012/TT-BTC: Administrative burden to be eased for foreign investors
Forging a law on freedom of information Forging a law on freedom of information
The Bill on Access to Information will be considered by the National Assembly at its year-end session after having been drafted by the Ministry of Justice and commented upon by the Government in its regular July meeting.
Different strokes for different folks: procedures for registering a marriage with a foreigner vary from place-to-place Different strokes for different folks: procedures for registering a marriage with a foreigner vary from place-to-place
Decree No. 69 was issued by the Government on July 21, 2006, to ease the administrative burden on foreigners registering a marriage with a Vietnamese citizen. But local Justice Services are implementing it differently due to their different understandings of the wording of the decree. Clearer regulatory guidance is needed to ensure uniformity and fairness.

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