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Sunday, May 27, 2018
Tags: foreigners
Vietnams actions to fight against illegal fishing Vietnam’s actions to fight against illegal fishing
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has had negative impacts on the coastal countries, including Vietnam. The author reviews the situation of IUU fishing in the region and recommends legal and practical actions to fight this problem in response to the EU’s warning against Vietnam’s fisheries products imported to the Union.
Tax break for personal vehicles of foreigners Tax break for personal vehicles of foreigners
According to Vietnamese law (Prime Minister Decision 10/2018/QD-TTg), as from April 20, 2018, the following persons may temporarily import a car or motorcycle without having to pay import duty, excise tax and value-added tax.
Driver license for foreigners working in Vietnam Driver license for foreigners working in Vietnam
As a foreigner residing and working for a long term in Vietnam, you can surely obtain a driver license in Vietnam.
Tay Ninh province: untapped tourism potential of the southeastern region Tay Ninh province: untapped tourism potential of the southeastern region
Located in the southern key economic region of the country, Tay Ninh province shares a borderline of 240km with three Cambodian provinces of Svay Rieng, Tbong Khmum and Prey Veng, borders Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc provinces to the east and Ho Chi Minh City and Long An province to the south.
Land Law to be revised Land Law to be revised
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has recently introduced a raft of draft amendments to the 2013 Land Law.
Rules detail new Law on Belief and Religion Rules detail new Law on Belief and Religion
On December 30, 2017, the Government issued a decree clarifying some contents of the Law on Belief and Religion, which took effect on January 1, 2018, the same day with the Law.
Major policies effective in January Major policies effective in January
These include the Law on Belief and Religion, social insurance policies, the Law on Foreign Trade Management, the Tourism Law and provisions on the penal liability of commercial legal persons.
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.
Draft Law on special zones offers maximum incentives Draft Law on special zones offers maximum incentives
Vietnam will have three special administrative-economic units, namely Van Don (Quang Ninh), North Van Phong (Khanh Hoa) and Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), once a draft law on administrative-economic units is passed by the National Assembly.
Maternity leave for foreign female employees Maternity leave for foreign female employees
As a female worker in Vietnam, am I entitled to a six-month maternity leave under Vietnamese law? Do employers pay any salary during the maternity leave? Is my employer obliged to keep me as an employee and give me back my job after the maternity leave? Can my husband also take a paternity leave when I give birth?

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