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Official Gazette

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Tags: draft circular
Anti-money laundering regulations to be revised Anti-money laundering regulations to be revised
Payment intermediary service providers would have to apply measures to prevent and combat money laundering as financial institutions do. Such is provided in a draft decree prepared by the State Bank of Vietnam to revise several articles of Decree 116 of 2013.
SBV guides payment for goods in border-gate transfer SBV guides payment for goods in border-gate transfer
Payment for goods in border-gate transfer must be conducted via authorized banks, the State Bank of Vietnam requires in a draft circular guiding payment and money transfer for goods in border-gate transfer.
Provisions on VAT refund for foreigners to be amended Provisions on VAT refund for foreigners to be amended
The General Department of Customs is working on a draft circular to revise Circular 72 of 2014 regarding value-added tax refund for goods brought along by foreigners and overseas Vietnamese upon exit, with a view to boosting tourism.
Management of apartment building maintenance funds clarified Management of apartment building maintenance funds clarified
The Ministry of Construction has publicized a draft circular on the Regulation on the management and use of apartment buildings, requiring each apartment building maintenance fund to have three to five account co-holders.
Draft circular on gold business licensing released Draft circular on gold business licensing released
The State Bank of Vietnam has publicized a draft circular that would adjust existing regulations managing gold trading, Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) newspaper reported.
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).
Ministry to set Made in Vietnam criteria Ministry to set 'Made in Vietnam' criteria
‘Made in Vietnam’ products are required to have a localization rate of 30 percent and be partly produced in Vietnam. This is one of the criteria set by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in a draft circular providing criteria for products eligible to be classified as ‘made in Vietnam’.
Central bank wants to promote mobile payment Central bank wants to promote mobile payment
In Vietnam today, the term “fintech - financial technology” has become more and more popular. Particularly in the field of intermediary payment services, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of e-payments, especially mobile payments via e-wallets, over the past few years. Let’s examine the situation of the mobile payment sector as well as measures to be taken by state authorities to facilitate business operations while ensuring payment security and safety.
Stricter rules on personal realty loans Stricter rules on personal realty loans
Banks would increase the risk ratio to 150 percent, three times higher than the present level, for persons who ask for loans to meet their living needs and have an outstanding principal amount worth over VND 3 billion (USD 130,000).
Central bank puts forth tighter regulations on e-wallets Central bank puts forth tighter regulations on e-wallets
The State Bank of Vietnam has proposed stricter regulations on opening and use of e-wallets in a draft circular revising Circular 39 of 2014 on intermediary payment services, with the aim of preventing the abuse of the e-wallet business for money laundering and other illegal purposes.