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Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Draft circular on gold business licensing released Draft circular on gold business licensing released
The State Bank of Vietnam has publicized a draft circular that would adjust existing regulations managing gold trading, Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Vietnam Economic Times) newspaper reported.
NA Standing Committee to question ministers NA Standing Committee to question ministers
Fifteen ministers and leaders of sectors will field questions lawmakers this week at the 36th session of National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee.
MoF proposes to increase import tax on heavy trucks MoF proposes to increase import tax on heavy trucks
The Ministry of Finance has proposed to increase import tax on complete built-up units (CBUs) of trucks weighing more than 45 tons from the current zero to 10 percent. This tax level is equal to commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Made in Vietnam criteria “Made in Vietnam” criteria
Local media last month reported that Asanzo, a local electronics manufacturer currently holding more than 16 percent of Vietnam’s TV receiver market share, did not produce but imported spare parts from China, then assembled them into finished products with “Made in Vietnam” labels for domestic sale.
New laws that take effect on the first of July New laws that take effect on the first of July
These include the Law on Competition, Law on Anti-Corruption, Law on the People's Public Security Forces, Law on Special Amnesty, Law on Vietnam Coast Guard, and Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Higher Education
EVFTA: new push for economic growth EVFTA: new push for economic growth
The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) has recently been signed amidst the sound Vietnam-EU partnership, especially in economy and trade. This is a comprehensive and high-quality deal which has taken into consideration differences in development levels between the two sides, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh said in an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency.
Chinas vessels halt survey in Vietnams exclusive economic zone China’s vessels halt survey in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone
China’s survey vessel group Haiyang Dizhi 8 had halted its geological survey activities in Vietnam’s UNCLOS-defined exclusive economic zone and southeastern continental shelf on August 7, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on August 8.
PAPI: trends in citizens expectations over the last 10 years and implications for future PAPI: trends in citizens’ expectations over the last 10 years and implications for future
This paper presents key analysis and findings about citizens’ perception of and experiences with governance and public administration performance over the past decade through the Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index surveys from 2011-18, which were largely informed by the priorities and orientations set forth in the 2011-20 socio-economic development strategy.
ASEAN flag hoisting ceremony celebrates groupings 52nd anniversary ASEAN flag hoisting ceremony celebrates grouping’s 52nd anniversary
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) flag hoisting in Hanoi on August 8 to mark the 52nd anniversary of the grouping.
PM chairs Govt meeting on law building PM chairs Gov’t meeting on law building
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 5 chaired a Government meeting on law building, with the participation of representatives from the Government Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs as well as National Assembly’s committees, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and ministries.

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