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Monday, February 19, 2018
Tags: draft
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.
New rules on guarantees for housing projects New rules on guarantees for housing projects
On September 29, 2017, the State Bank of Vietnam enacted Circular 13/2017/TT-NHNN (effective as of November 15, 2017) amending a number of articles of Circular 07/2015/TT-NHNN on bank guarantees (Circular 07). The main changes brought about by the new text relate to guarantees for housing projects and are embedded in Article 12 of Circular 07.
Two options on revision of personal income tax proposed Two options on revision of personal income tax proposed
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has recently made two options on revision of the Personal Income Tax (PIT) Law.
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.
New corporate income tax law aims to halt tax evasion New corporate income tax law aims to halt tax evasion
In the latest draft of Law on Corporate Income Tax, the Ministry of Finance has raised a regulation aimed at preventing multinational companies with related-party transactions from evading taxes.
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.
Ministry proposes three options for birth rate adjustment Ministry proposes three options for birth rate adjustment
Flexibly applying the two-child policy, mobilizing each couple to have just one child or two children, and permitting each couple to decide on the number of babies are the three options proposed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a draft population law.
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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