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Official Gazette

Friday, December 6, 2019
Tags: revision
Household business regulations brought into law Household business regulations brought into law
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has introduced the latest draft of the law revising the Investment Law and Enterprise Law, which officially acknowledges household business as a type of business entity besides private enterprise, partnership, limited liability company and joint-stock company.
Policies legislation on climate change to be amended Policies, legislation on climate change to be amended
A workshop was held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on October 7 to seek improvement of policies and legislation in response to climate change in Vietnam.
Govt to loosen conditions for auto imports Gov’t to loosen conditions for auto imports
The Government will soon issue a revision to Decree 116/2017 on the conditions for production, assembly, import and business of automobile warranty and maintenance services, removing a number of regulations relevant to auto imports.
Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial Working time and overtime regulations remain controversial
The draft amended Labor Code is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly at its upcoming session this October. However, for the time being, opinions remain divergent on a number of issues such as shortening of working time and increase of the maximum overtime.
Lawmakers discuss overtime cap and retirement age Lawmakers discuss overtime cap and retirement age
Increasing the overtime cap and retirement age topped the agenda for lawmakers at the ongoing meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on August 14.
Streamlining the government apparatus: A job to be done in a determined manner Streamlining the government apparatus: A job to be done in a determined manner
The National Assembly on June 10 discussed the draft law revising a number of articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and the Law on Organization of Local Administrations. Associate Professor Dr. Le Minh Thong, who is an assistant to National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, talks with the media on some issues of public concern relating to the reorganization of the government apparatus.
Information technology and telecoms-related crimes under Vietnams Penal Code Information technology and telecoms-related crimes under Vietnam’s Penal Code
In order to have legal grounds to prevent and properly punish increasingly sophisticated crimes related to information technology and telecommunications (ITT) networks, which could cause very serious consequences to socio-economic activities, national defense and security, ITT-related criminal acts need to be prescribed in the Penal Code as well as specialized laws[1]. In the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Code), these acts are grouped into nine crimes in Section 2 of Chapter XXI[2].
More flexible mechanism created for second-hand machinery importers More flexible mechanism created for second-hand machinery importers
The Prime Minister on April 19 approved Decision 18, prescribing the import of used machinery, equipment and technological lines, which is designed to replace Circular 23 of 2015, issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Legislature sittings agenda to focus on lawmaking Legislature sitting’s agenda to focus on lawmaking
The seventh session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) will spend 12 days for lawmaking work with expected passage of seven laws and two resolutions, along with discussion of nine bills, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on May 20 at the opening meeting of the session.
Law on the Vietnam Coast Guard Law on the Vietnam Coast Guard
The Law on the Vietnam Coast Guard was adopted at the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly last November. This is a solid legal foundation for enforcement of Vietnam’s maritime law, greatly contributing to the protection of national sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction in the maritime zones of Vietnam.