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Official Gazette

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tags: import
Procedures for customs valuation to be further simplified Procedures for customs valuation to be further simplified
The General Department of Customs is working out a draft decree to revise Decree 08 issued in 2015, which focuses on simplification of procedures for customs valuation to create more favorable conditions for priority enterprises in the customs sector.
APEC 2017: Prime Ministers speech at Vietnam Business Summit 2017 APEC 2017: Prime Minister's speech at Vietnam Business Summit 2017
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a speech at the Vietnam Business Summit which was held in the central city of Da Nang on November 7. 
PM urges more effective FTA implementation PM urges more effective FTA implementation
Under Directive 38/CT-TTg, Prime Minister asks the Inter-sectoral Steering Committee for Economic Integration to actively direct the implementation of Party Resolution 06-NQ/TW on effective implementation of the international economic integration process and maintenance of socio-political stability as Vietnam joins new-generation FTAs.
EU yellow card will likely hurt VN seafood EU yellow card will likely hurt VN seafood
The European Commission has issued a "yellow card" warning to Vietnam, after the country failed to demonstrate sufficient progress in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing worldwide.
Govt tightens car import rules Gov’t tightens car import rules
According to Decree 116/2017/ND-CP, a private car import business must satisfy a long list of conditions, including having documents certifying or proving that it is entrusted by a foreign automobile manufacturer to recall imported cars in Vietnam.
Swindling former NA deputy gets life sentence Swindling former NA deputy gets life sentence
Former National Assembly member Chau Thi Thu Nga was sentenced to life imprisonment for swindling to appropriate assets after a two-week trial that concluded on October 16.
Barriers for import export goods to be removed Barriers for import, export goods to be removed
Reducing the ratio of import goods subject to specialized inspection at the customs clearance stage and amending overlapping legal documents are among solutions to be proposed by the Ministry of Science and Technology to the Government to renew specialized inspection activities.
New Railway Law New Railway Law
Coming into force from July next year, the 2017 Railway Law, passed by the National Assembly in June, prescribes railway infrastructure planning, investment, construction, protection, management, maintenance and development. It also stipulates railway industry and railway business.
Official Gazette issues Nos 1-3 July 2017 published on October 9 2017 Official Gazette issues Nos 1-3 July 2017, published on October 9, 2017
Many charges fees to be rebated Many charges, fees to be rebated
The Ministry of Finance recently released a number of draft circulars, proposing rebate of many charges and fees payable by businesses and sent them to ministries, ministerial-agencies, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, and provincial-level People’s Committees for opinions.

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