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Thursday, February 22, 2018
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New legal mechanism to boost fight against customs-related crimes New legal mechanism to boost fight against customs-related crimes
Some new laws concerning the fight against crimes in the customs sector will take effect next year. This article introduces the provisions of these laws, highlighting the competence and duties of customs authorities.
Control and handling of corrupt acts in the private sector through accountability mechanism Control and handling of corrupt acts in the private sector through accountability mechanism
Corruption in the non-state business sector happens when someone takes advantage of his/her position in his/her enterprise for the sake of his/her personal gains. In Vietnam, the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) has broadened the scope of corrupt acts to include corruption occurred in the private sector. Specifically, persons with high positions and/or powers in a non-state enterprise or organization will be liable for the following criminal acts: embezzlement, receiving bribes, giving bribes and bribery brokerage. However, in order to effectively prevent and combat corruption in the private sector, holding persons committing corrupt acts liable is not sufficient enough.
Anti-corruption law focuses on prevention measures Anti-corruption law focuses on prevention measures
The new Anti-Corruption Law aims to create mechanisms to prevent and combat corruption in a proactive and comprehensive manner so that state officials dare not and cannot commit corrupt acts.
Vietnamese rules on compensation for contractual damage Vietnamese rules on compensation for contractual damage
In both legal theory and civil transaction practice, regulations on liability to compensate for contractual damage always play an important role. Theoretically, it is the concretization of the principles of equality, free will, good will, binding of contract, and theories of fault and damage in civil liability.
Top 10 legal documents in 2017 Top 10 legal documents in 2017
These include the Planning Law, the Law on Technology Transfer, the Law on Foreign Trade Management and Decree 03/2017/ND-CP on casino business, among others.
Government and exporters team up to tackle IUU fishing Government and exporters team up to tackle IUU fishing
In response to Vietnam receiving a ‘yellow card’ from the European Union, indicating the union’s dissatisfaction with Vietnam’s efforts to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, the National Assembly last week passed the revised Law on Fisheries.
Authorities set to crack down on fake ginseng Authorities set to crack down on fake ginseng
The Ministry of Science and Technology is working on a plan to do away with products counterfeiting Ngoc Linh ginseng (Panax vietnamensis or Vietnamese ginseng) which are seriously hurting the value and brand of this national product.
Decision No. 09/2017/QD-KTNN of August 15 2017 Decision No. 09/2017/QD-KTNN of August 15, 2017
Promulgating the Regulation on entrustment or hiring of audit firms to perform audits
EU yellow card will likely hurt VN seafood EU yellow card will likely hurt VN seafood
The European Commission has issued a "yellow card" warning to Vietnam, after the country failed to demonstrate sufficient progress in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing worldwide.
Social network management in the coming time Social network management in the coming time
The current number of social network users in Vietnam is estimated at about 35 million, accounting for 37 percent of the entire population, with the average daily time they spend on social networks reaching two hours and 18 minutes. Besides their positive aspects, social networks pose not a few challenges directly affecting the social environment and community interests, even national security. Therefore, seeking appropriate solutions to managing social networks in the new situation which conform with international practices and suit the particular conditions of Vietnam, thus turning challenges into opportunities, is one of the top priorities of the country today.

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