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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Tags: tax
European Parliament ratifies EVFTA EVIPA European Parliament ratifies EVFTA, EVIPA
The European Parliament (EP) on Wednesday ratified the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).
Improving access to resources critical for SME development Improving access to resources critical for SME development
Access to resources was vital for the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Government decree drafted to protect personal data Government decree drafted to protect personal data
The ministry said that new services using personal information, such as online payments, e-commerce, games, cryptocurrency trading and multi-level businesses, have raised issues related to national security and social order and safety.
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.
Top ten legal documents in 2019 Top ten legal documents in 2019
Selected by Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine, these include the Labor Code, the Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens, Prime Minister Decision 1068/QD-TTg,Law on Tax Administration, and a Prime Minister Decision adopting the national strategy for intellectual property rights, among others.
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.
The digital economy thrives in Vietnam The digital economy thrives in Vietnam
Developing the digital economy is considered by many countries an inevitable trend of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (also known as Industry 4.0). The Vietnamese Government has resolved to grasp this development trend while showing efforts to concentrate resources and create an environment for accelerated development of the digital economy.
MoF proposes fines for invoice violations MoF proposes fines for invoice violations
The Ministry of Finance has proposed fines of between VND 20 million and VND 50 million for the act of printing fraudulent invoices.
Dealing in agricultural property: a growing trend in Vietnams real estate market Dealing in agricultural property: a growing trend in Vietnam’s real estate market
Over the last few years, in addition to such traditional real estate products as land use rights, houses and construction works, Vietnam’s property market has seen the emergence of many new types of realty, e.g., serviced apartment, co-working space, tourism property, and agricultural property. This article analyzes the legal framework for agricultural property which has become more and more popular in the country and drawn the attention of both domestic and foreign investors.
Rural management by state laws and village conventions under the Nguyen dynasty Rural management by state laws and village conventions under the Nguyen dynasty
The Nguyen dynasty (1802-1884) managed the society by law through the administrations at different levels. Besides, the Nguyen kings were also fully aware that for villages and communes, village conventions played an important role as manifested in the popular saying “Phep vua thua le lang” (the king’s laws comes after the village’s customs). Village customs were customary practices in daily life and production upheld and orally passed from generation to generation by villagers while village conventions were customs and practices documented in paper or carved in stone or wood. The village customs and practices defined in village conventions were specific norms in various aspects of social life to be voluntarily followed by all community members. The state sought ways to use village conventions as a means to enforce state laws in social life. This helped establish the relationship between state laws and village conventions as well as customs, that of complementation, contradiction and conflict.

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