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Friday, November 15, 2019
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Expat naturalization permanent residence in Vietnam Expat naturalization, permanent residence in Vietnam
In order to reside permanently in Vietnam and be eligible for naturalization in Vietnam, a foreign expat must apply for a permanent residence card, which has the same validity duration as a visa.
Party determines to embrace Fourth Industrial Revolution Party determines to embrace Fourth Industrial Revolution
On September 27, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong signed Resolution 52-NQ/TW, on a number of policies on the nation’s proactive involvement in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, affirming that the nation will take strong actions to take advantage of opportunities brought by the Revolution. Vietnam Law and Legal Forum would like to introduce important contents of this Resolution.
National Assembly Standing Committee wraps up 38th meeting National Assembly Standing Committee wraps up 38th meeting
The National Assembly Standing Committee concluded its 38th session on October 17 with the adoption of a resolution on adjustments to the law making program in 2019.
Party Central Committees 11th plenum wraps up Party Central Committee’s 11th plenum wraps up
The 11th plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee concluded in Hanoi on October 12 after six days of sitting, fulfilling all of its set working agenda.
Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial
The draft amended Labor Code is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly at its upcoming session this October. However, for the time being, opinions remain divergent on a number of issues such as shortening of working time and increase of the maximum overtime.
MoF proposes to increase import tax on heavy trucks MoF proposes to increase import tax on heavy trucks
The Ministry of Finance has proposed to increase import tax on complete built-up units (CBUs) of trucks weighing more than 45 tons from the current zero to 10 percent. This tax level is equal to commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Made in Vietnam criteria “Made in Vietnam” criteria
Local media last month reported that Asanzo, a local electronics manufacturer currently holding more than 16 percent of Vietnam’s TV receiver market share, did not produce but imported spare parts from China, then assembled them into finished products with “Made in Vietnam” labels for domestic sale.
EVFTA: new push for economic growth EVFTA: new push for economic growth
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) has recently been signed amidst the sound Vietnam-EU partnership, especially in economy and trade. This is a comprehensive and high-quality deal which has taken into consideration differences in development levels between the two sides, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh said in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency.
More transparent provisions on customs procedures for imports More transparent provisions on customs procedures for imports
The Prime Minister on June 27 approved Decision 23, revising the list of imports subject to customs procedures at import border gates specified under Decision 15 of 2017.
Vietnams legal framework for building national geospatial data infrastructure Vietnam’s legal framework for building national geospatial data infrastructure
The Law on Survey and Mapping, adopted in June last year, contains six articles (Articles 43 thru 48) defining national geospatial data infrastructure. Under the Law, the Government is assigned to prescribe in detail the building of NSDI. In implementation of this, the Government issued Decree 27 on March 13, devoting five articles to detail the aforesaid contents.

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