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Official Gazette

Monday, October 21, 2019
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Capital contribution by foreigners to Vietnamese companies Capital contribution by foreigners to Vietnamese companies
Foreign investor’s capital contribution to a company will not change its legal status as a Vietnamese company since it was lawfully established and has been operating in accordance with the Vietnamese law on enterprises.
New regulation gives clearer policies for construction cost management of public projects New regulation gives clearer policies for construction cost management of public projects
State-funded projects will be subject to the new rule on management of construction investment costs, reads a decree recently issued by the Government.
All nations must uphold the rule of law in the East Sea All nations must uphold the rule of law in the East Sea
In a recent interview with Vietnam News Agency, Nguyen Manh Dong, head of the Maritime Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ National Border Committee, reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy that all international disputes, including those in the South China Sea (known in Vietnam as the East Sea), must be resolved by peaceful means as regulated in the Charter of the United Nations and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Sectors and trades subject to market access conditions proposed Sectors and trades subject to market access conditions proposed
A list of sectors and trades in which foreign investors are subject to market access conditions has been added to the latest draft Law revising the Investment Law and Enterprise Law, prepared by the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Competitive transport market development scheme approved Competitive transport market development scheme approved
The Prime Minister on June 7 issued Decision 703/QD-TTg, approving the scheme on competitive transport market development, in an attempt to appealing more investors into the market.
Law on Animal Husbandry Law on Animal Husbandry
Adopted in last November and effective from the beginning of next year, the Law on Animal Husbandry provides a legal framework on domestic animal breeds, animal feed, animal husbandry conditions, humane treatment of domestic animals, and product processing and markets. The Law also prescribes the rights and obligations of organizations and individuals involved in animal husbandry activities and state management of animal husbandry.
New regulations open up the survey and mapping sector to foreign investment New regulations open up the survey and mapping sector to foreign investment
The Law on Survey and Mapping, adopted in 2018 and effective from the beginning of this year, contains many important provisions relating to foreign entities that participate in survey and mapping activities in the territory of Vietnam.
Religious activities involving foreign elements under law on belief and religion Religious activities involving foreign elements under law on belief and religion
Many religious organizations, and dignitaries, religious officers, clergypersons and believers in religious organizations in Vietnam have, to different extents, relationships with overseas religious organizations and persons. This article analyzes some provisions of the Law on Belief and Religion and relevant documents regarding religious activities involving foreign elements.
Law on Crop Production Law on Crop Production
From January 1 next year, the Law on Crop Production  will take effect, superseding the 2004 Ordinance on Plant Varieties.
Law-based state management of e-commerce in Vietnam Law-based state management of e-commerce in Vietnam
According to Prime Minister Decision 222 of 2005 approving the overall plan on e-commerce development during 2006-10, the State plays the role of creating a favorable legal environment, while providing public services to assist e-commerce activities, and developing e-commerce in connection with the application and development of information and communication technology.

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