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Official Gazette

Monday, August 21, 2017
Tags: communications
Govt boosts communication about international integration Gov't boosts communication about international integration
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 28 signed a decision approving a plan to enhance communications about Vietnam’s international integration during 2017-2020.
Decree No. 66/2017/ND-CP Decree No. 66/2017/ND-CP
Prescribing the conditions for doing business in camouflaged sound recording, video recording and positioning devices and software
Publication of children-related contents to be tightened Publication of children-related contents to be tightened
All books for children would be required to clearly state their readers’ age groups on the cover page, according to a draft circular prepared by the Ministry of Information and Communications.
VN Japan issue joint statement on deepening partnership VN, Japan issue joint statement on deepening partnership
Prime Ministers of Vietnam and Japan Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Shinzo Abe have reaffirmed their determination to foster the Vietnam - Japan relationship in a comprehensive and extensive manner in a joint statement on deepening the two countries’ extensive strategic partnership.
Decree set to protect children from online dangers Decree set to protect children from online dangers
Before publishing private information of a child on the internet, network service providers and individuals must be permitted by his/her parent or guardian and the child if he/she is full 7 years old.
Official Gazette issues Nos 10-12 February 2017 issued on May 16 2017 Official Gazette issues Nos 10-12 February 2017, issued on May 16, 2017
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
Vietnam Sri Lanka enhance cooperation Vietnam, Sri Lanka enhance cooperation
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed determination to elevate the two countries’ relations during talks in Hanoi on April 17.
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.
Taxing online business a challenge Taxing online business a challenge
Tax authorities are finding it tough taxing e-commerce as it is not that easy controlling online business revenues given cash payments so common in Vietnam, lawyers Chau Huy Quang and Cao Dang Huy recently wrote on the Saigon Times weekly.

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