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Official Gazette

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
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Government to cut half of business conditions in 2018 Government to cut half of business conditions in 2018
To promote fast and sustainable economic growth, efforts should be devoted to further improving the business climate and economic competitiveness, reforming specialized inspections of imports and exports and cutting business conditions.
MOLISA guides payment of social insurance premiums for foreign workers MOLISA guides payment of social insurance premiums for foreign workers
As from January 1, 2018, foreign workers in Vietnam would be required to pay premiums for three among five social insurance regimes, namely sickness, maternity and occupational disease.
Cabinet officially slashes 675 business conditions Cabinet officially slashes 675 business conditions
In order to improve the legal system as well as the investment and business environment, the Government on January 15 issued Decree 08 to remove 675 out of existing 1,216 business and investment conditions under the management of the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Official Gazette issues Nos 1-4 November 2017 released on February 7 2018 Official Gazette issues Nos 1-4 November 2017, released on February 7, 2018
Finance authority to tighten taxation of casino business Finance authority to tighten taxation of casino business
Every casino is required to arrange a place with necessary devices like a surveillance camera system to help tax agencies supervise the casino’s operations.
Decree lures foreign investment in logistics Decree lures foreign investment in logistics
From February 20, foreign logistics service providers in Vietnam may for the first time establish their firms instead of joint-venture companies as prescribed in Decree 40/2007/ND-CP, said the Government in Decree 163/2017/ND-CP prescribing the conditions on logistics service provision and liability limits of logistics service providers.
State to monopolize via-account gold trading State to monopolize via-account gold trading
The State would hold monopoly in mobilizing gold from organizations and individuals and via-account gold trading.
PPP regulations to facilitate project implementation PPP regulations to facilitate project implementation
Public-private partnership regulations would be amended toward facilitating project implementation while ensuring strict management of projects and harmony of the interests among the State, investors and users, heard a recent meeting that discussed a draft decree to replace Decree 15 of 2015 regarding investment in the PPP form.
Draft rules set for vessels passing territorial sea of Vietnam Draft rules set for vessels passing territorial sea of Vietnam
All kinds of vessels, regardless of their flag states and tonnage, might enjoy the right of innocent passage through the territorial sea of Vietnam, provided they respect peace, independence, sovereignty and law of the nation and treaties to which Vietnam is a contracting party, as well as the Minister of Transport’s principle of preventing collisions at sea.
Draft decree sets conditions on national tourism zones Draft decree sets conditions on national tourism zones
A national tourism zone must have diverse and particularly attractive tourism resources with advantages in natural landscape or cultural value, according to a draft decree recently released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to detail the Tourism Law which is set to take effect early next year.

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