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Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Tags: tax evasion
Enlightening the shadow economy: why and how Enlightening the shadow economy: why and how
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently signed a scheme on measuring non-observed economic activities, with a view to drawing a clearer and more comprehensive picture of the national economy.
Top 10 legal documents in 2018 Top 10 legal documents in 2018
Selected by Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine, these include the Law on Cyber Security, the Anti-Corruption Law, guiding texts of the Law on Foreign Trade Management, Government Decree 86/2018/ND-CP on foreign cooperation and investment in education, among others.
Vietnam seeks FDI in new technology-based sectors Vietnam seeks FDI in new technology-based sectors
With around USD 184 billion disbursed over the past 30 years since the enactment of the Law on Investment in 1987, the inflow of foreign direct investment has significantly contributed to the country’s total social investment capital.
Increasing environmental protection tax: causes and effects Increasing environmental protection tax: causes and effects
The National Assembly Standing Committee adopted last month a resolution increasing the environmental protection tax on petroleum products from January 1 next year.
WB economist assesses FDI in Vietnam WB economist assesses FDI in Vietnam
Soon after the National Assembly passed the Law on Foreign Investment in Vietnam in 1987, the country started witnessing Foreign Direct Investment inflows which have made considerable contributions to the national economy. To mark the 30th year of Vietnam’s FDI attraction, Vietnam News Agency talked to Sebastian Eckardt, lead economist at the World Bank Vietnam.
Government makes strides in reducing business conditions Government makes strides in reducing business conditions
The first half of 2018 saw great efforts of the Vietnamese Government in realizing its commitments to building market economy institutions in the country, especially removing legal hurdles for businesses. There have emerged some positive, significant “institutional reform” trends which are highlighted below.
Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code
On June 20, 2017, the National Assembly passed the revised Penal Code. It became effective on January 1, 2018. Several significant changes have occurred. Several acts, previously criminal, are no longer punishable. On the other hand, several previously innocent acts have been criminalized. One very large change is that an enterprise-not just an individual-may now be guilty of a crime1.
Corporate penal liability in Vietnam Corporate penal liability in Vietnam
The 2015 Penal Code marks a great progress in the country’s criminal justice by holding commercial legal entities liable for their criminal acts. Its novel provisions create a legal basis for the fight against criminal acts committed by commercial legal entities in recent years as well as for international cooperation on combating crime, especially transnational organized crime.
Party sets industrial development goals for 2030 Party sets industrial development goals for 2030
By 2030, Vietnam will accomplish its industrialization and modernization, basically becoming a modernity-oriented industrialized country among the top three ASEAN countries in industry, with some of its industries being globally competitive and deeply participating in the global value chain.
Cryptocurrencies to be strictly managed Cryptocurrencies to be strictly managed
To minimize risks of using cryptocurrencies for crimes, such as money laundering, terrorist financing, illegal transfer of money, tax evasion and trade fraud, the Prime Minister on April 11 issued Directive 10/CT-TTg to enhance the management of activities related to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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