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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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EVFTA makes Vietnam more attractive to EU investors: German media EVFTA makes Vietnam more attractive to EU investors: German media
Foreign investors, especially those from the European Union (EU) would find it more appealing to land investment in Vietnam when the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) takes effect, according to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW).
Law on Environmental Protection to be revised for sustainable development Law on Environmental Protection to be revised for sustainable development
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed a draft law revising the 2014 Law on Environment Protection which is expected to reduce administrative procedures without affecting the environmental protection management, and add provisions on environmental protection associated with sustainable development.
Cross-border services under Law on Tax Administration: fairer for domestic businesses Cross-border services under Law on Tax Administration: fairer for domestic businesses
After 10 years of implementation of the Law on Tax Administration, many positive results have been achieved. However, in addition to these results, there remain difficulties and challenges in tax administration activities, including management of taxation of businesses providing cross-border services on the Internet.
Bringing Vietnams criminal justice system in harmony with the convention against torture Bringing Vietnam’s criminal justice system in harmony with the convention against torture
The 1984 United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT), one of the nine fundamental conventions on human rights, came into force on June 26, 1987, after being ratified by 20 member states[1]. Vietnam acceded to the UNCAT on November 7, 2013, and ratified it a year later. As a member state to the UNCAT, Vietnam has spared no efforts to build its legal system, particularly criminal justice laws including the Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Law on Custody and Temporary Detention, Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments, Law on Organization of Criminal Investigation, etc., in conformity with the UNCAT.
Legislation on environmental protection tax - limitations and solutions for improvement Legislation on environmental protection tax - limitations and solutions for improvement
The 2010 Law on Environmental Protection Tax and guiding documents have provided an important economic instrument in protecting the environment in Vietnam. However, being the first of its kind, this Law still reveals some limitations affecting its effectiveness. This article highlights the loopholes related to the tax bases and proposes solutions for improvement.
Law on Public Investment Law on Public Investment
Consisting of six chapters with 101 articles, the 2019 Law on Public Investment provides the state management of public investment and the management and use of public investment funds. It also defines the rights, obligations and responsibilities of agencies, units, organizations and individuals involved in public investment activities.
NA approves the development plan for next year targeting 6.8 percent GDP growth NA approves the development plan for next year, targeting 6.8 percent GDP growth
The 14th National Assembly on November 11 adopted the Resolution on the socio-economic development plan for 2020, striving for 6.8 percent GDP growth rate and higher national competitiveness.
Notes to intellectual property in mergers and acquisitions Notes to intellectual property in mergers and acquisitions
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activities aim at taking control of a company through a merger or acquisition deal between two or more businesses to partially or wholly own that company. Typically, M&A activities evaluate most of the target company’s assets which include intellectual property rights. M&A has become familiar and popular with the Vietnamese business community over the last decade.
NA discuss draft law on PPP investment on November 19 NA discuss draft law on PPP investment on November 19
The National Assembly discussed the draft law on investment in the form of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in the morning of November 19, the 22nd working day of the NA’s 8th session.
Significant values of UNCLOS to Vietnams maritime strategy Significant values of UNCLOS to Vietnam’s maritime strategy
November 16, 2019, is the 25th anniversary of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The Convention is one of the most important achievements of international law and the United Nations in the 20th century and continues to assert its role as the “Constitution of the seas and oceans” in the 21st century.

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