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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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Government asks to cut one third of business conditions Government asks to cut one third of business conditions
The Government has requested ministries and agencies to further review and remove at least one third or half of existing business conditions in the fields under their management as well as administrative procedures that are hindering businesses’ investment.
Crimes against IPRs in the 2015 Penal Code Crimes against IPRs in the 2015 Penal Code
After suspending the 2015 Penal Code from taking effect for one year, the National Assembly passed on June 20, 2017, the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Penal Code, in which the crimes against intellectual property rights have been significantly amended and will come into effect from January 1, 2018.
Customary law of the Thai Customary law of the Thai
Having evolved along with historical developments of the Thai, customary law has become an effective tool to regulate the society of this ethnic group.
Decree No. No. 32/2017/ND-CP Decree No. No. 32/2017/ND-CP
On state investment credit
Renewing the selection of leading officials Renewing the selection of leading officials
World experiences show that the building of a contingent of leading and managerial officials always constitutes a primary priority in human resource development strategies. For Vietnam, to well develop human resources - one of three breakthroughs for socio-economic development and accelerated reform of the civil service and civil servant regime, heightening the quality of leading and managerial officials is always an urgent requirement and a practical demand at present.
Quang Nam province: the essence of central Vietnam Quang Nam province: the essence of central Vietnam
Quang Nam province is the only locality in the country having two sites recognized by UNESCO as the world cultural heritage sites - Hoi An ancient town and My Son sanctuary. With a diverse eco-system and ancient cultural and historical sites, Cu Lao Cham (Cham island) in Hoi An city was recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in May 2009.
Legal loopholes in handling trademark infringements in Vietnam Legal loopholes in handling trademark infringements in Vietnam
Intellectual property infringements in Vietnam, including infringements upon well-known trademarks, have prevalently occurred with subtle tricks and are considerably difficult to control. These have caused damage not only to businesses but also to customers.
Lenient policy toward juvenile offenders under the new Penal Code Lenient policy toward juvenile offenders under the new Penal Code
Vietnam joined the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child on February 28, 1990, and, like other member states of the Convention, it commits to applying every measure, including legislative measure, to secure the rights of the child. Based on the universal standards, the Vietnamese State has institutionalized leniency policies and narrowed the scope of criminal handling of juvenile offenders in the Penal Codes ever enacted in the country, with a view to applying the best handling measures to them.
Health insurance cards for foreigners in Vietnam Health insurance cards for foreigners in Vietnam
This article provides procedures for a foreigner permanently residing in Vietnam and currently working for a Vietnamese company to obtain a health insurance card so as to get insurance-covered medical examination and treatment in Vietnamese hospitals.
Corruption whistleblowers protection mechanism under current laws Corruption whistleblowers protection mechanism under current laws
Vietnam has long recognized the rights of whistleblowers in general and corruption whistleblowers in particular in many different legal instruments. However, many legal provisions are just principles, non-specific and scattered in various legal instruments of different legal effects.

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