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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tags: reduction
Position-related crimes under the new Penal Code Position-related crimes under the new Penal Code
This article analyzes new provisions in the 2015 Penal Code concerning position-related crimes, which are expected to give more teeth to the fight against corruption in the country.
Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code
Under the recent universal periodic review, the United Nations Human Rights Council has appreciated the achievements recorded by Vietnam in realizing its commitments on human rights. It has also made hundreds of recommendations for Vietnam to better protect and guarantee human rights, 182 of which are accepted by the country. In criminal justice, 17 recommendations of the UNHRC are directly related to the formulation and revision of the 2015 Penal Code.
More unnecessary business conditions to be removed More unnecessary business conditions to be removed
The Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to remove 464 to 612 conditions for establishing businesses and conducting business activities, according to Minister Tran Tuan Anh.
Lower corporate income tax expected to benefit micro enterprises Lower corporate income tax expected to benefit micro enterprises
An official of the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises has recently suggested comprehensive acts to be taken to remove difficulties for enterprises, including adopting a more effective corporate income tax reduction policy.
Ben Tre province: a shining pearl in southwestern region Ben Tre province: a shining pearl in southwestern region
Ben Tre is famous for not only coconut trees but also Cai Mon orchard village in Vinh Thanh commune, Cho Lach district, which is considered the “kingdom of bonsai trees” in the country and the cradle of fruit trees in the south. Its bonsai trees have been exported to the RoK, China and Taiwan.
Exclusive incentives proposed for special economic zones Exclusive incentives proposed for special economic zones
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has submitted to the Government a draft law on special administrative-economic units, proposing a series of land and tax incentives to attract more investment for three special economic zones in Quang Ninh, Khanh Hoa and Kien Giang provinces.
Directive No. 26/CT-TTg of June 6 2017 Directive No. 26/CT-TTg of June 6, 2017
On further effectively implementing Resolution No. 35/NQ-CP of May 16, 2016, in the spirit of the Government siding with businesses
ASEAN capital transaction liberalization: impacts on investment activities in Vietnam ASEAN capital transaction liberalization: impacts on investment activities in Vietnam
This article analyzes two issues: (i) How far AEC has gone in the roadmap to achieve the purpose of capital transactions liberalization and (ii) impacts of the commitments within the AEC regarding capital transaction liberalization on Vietnam’s law on foreign exchange management and on investment activities.
Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises
The Law on Support for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises, which is the first of its kind in Vietnam, will enter into force on January 1 next year.
Draft sets more criteria on law obedience ethics for attorneys Draft sets more criteria on law obedience, ethics for attorneys
The Ministry of Justice is preparing a draft decree which sets out additional criteria on ethical qualities and law observance that lawyers must satisfy in order to practice law.

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