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Monday, July 24, 2017
Tags: business environment
Revising IP Law to effectively combat infringements Revising IP Law to effectively combat infringements
Le Ngoc Lam, Deputy Director of the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam of the Ministry of Science and Technology, talks with Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper on revision of the current Law on Intellectual Property of Vietnam, which was officially enacted in July 2006 and revised in 2009.
Formalities of specialized inspection of imports and exports to be reviewed Formalities of specialized inspection of imports and exports to be reviewed
Government Resolution 19 dated February 6, 2017, on improving the business climate and national competitiveness has helped improve the business environment significantly, but there remain shortcomings in its enforcement, especially in terms of specialized inspection in customs sector, heard a recent workshop in HCM City.
Legal framework on anti-corruption responsibility of businesses in Vietnam Legal framework on anti-corruption responsibility of businesses in Vietnam
Over the past few years, enterprises have not only been the “victims” of corruption, power abuse and harassment caused by persons with higher positions and/or power, but also the “cause” of corruption. Many enterprises seek to give bribes to public cadres and civil servants in order to obtain certain business or profit making advantages.
Quang Nam province: the essence of central Vietnam Quang Nam province: the essence of central Vietnam
Quang Nam province is the only locality in the country having two sites recognized by UNESCO as the world cultural heritage sites - Hoi An ancient town and My Son sanctuary. With a diverse eco-system and ancient cultural and historical sites, Cu Lao Cham (Cham island) in Hoi An city was recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in May 2009.
Getting home ownership certificates remains tough for foreigners Getting home ownership certificates remains tough for foreigners
Despite the Government’s policy allowing foreigners to own houses in Vietnam, it is not that easy for them to obtain an ownership certificate.
SMEs need a fair playground SMEs need a fair playground
Small- and medium-sized enterprises need a transparent business environment and fair competition rather than too much support that could end up being impractical, experts said.
Businesses rate good and bad regulations Businesses rate good and bad regulations
A list of 114 good regulations and 123 bad regulations was selected among 9,297 nominations sent in by people and organizations from many state agencies, associations and the business community in response to the rating of regulations concerning business activities first ever launched in Vietnam.
PMs pledge to boost Vietnam-Singapore strategic trust PMs pledge to boost Vietnam-Singapore strategic trust
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong on March 23 vowed to foster strategic trust, promote cooperation in integration and further deepen the strategic partnership between the two countries.
Global integration fraught with hurdles: VN official Global integration fraught with hurdles: VN official
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai tells the Vietnam News Agency that the nation will have to deal effectively with new-generation FTAs as it deepens its international integration.
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.

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