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Official Gazette

Monday, December 10, 2018
Tags: 2015 Penal Code
New payment rules aim to boost Vietnam-China border trade New payment rules aim to boost Vietnam-China border trade
From mid-October, traders and residents in Vietnam-China border areas may use Chinese yuan in certain transactions, according to a regulation issued by the State Bank of Vietnam last month.
Current Vietnamese law on environmental pollution control: loopholes and solutions Current Vietnamese law on environmental pollution control: loopholes and solutions
Environmental protection law plays a crucial role in protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development in Vietnam. The author points out existing loopholes in Vietnam’s current regulations concerning environmental pollution control and puts forward proposals for tackling them in the coming time.
Vietnam commits to fight money laundering Vietnam commits to fight money laundering
Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court Nguyen Hoa Binh said at a workshop in Da Nang on July 9 that some articles of the 2015 Penal Code regarding fighting money laundering are unclear, and guidance is needed to ensure the laws against money laundering are effectively carried out.
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.
Nine solutions for a sustainable securities market Nine solutions for a sustainable securities market
Since its founding 22 years ago, Vietnam’s securities market has significantly grown and constantly improved its structure as an important capital raising channel of the economy, contributing to improving the market economy institution and promoting international integration.
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.
Laws and law enforcement on bribery of foreign public officials: international practices and applications for Vietnam Laws and law enforcement on bribery of foreign public officials: international practices and applications for Vietnam
Vietnam has increasingly been taking part in economic integration and globalization. In such a context, there is an emerging trend of investment by domestic investors in other countries, which may create risks of bribery of foreign public officials or international organizations to obtain commercial advantages in international investments.
Official Gazette issues Nos 16-19/2018 released on May 16 2018

Official Gazette issues Nos 16-19/2018, released on May 16, 2018

New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights
Though promulgated in 2015, the new Criminal Procedure Code took effect on January 1, 2018, like the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017). This article browses specific changes in the Code designed to better protect human rights and citizens’ rights in criminal proceedings
Vietnams actions to fight against illegal fishing Vietnam’s actions to fight against illegal fishing
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has had negative impacts on the coastal countries, including Vietnam. The author reviews the situation of IUU fishing in the region and recommends legal and practical actions to fight this problem in response to the EU’s warning against Vietnam’s fisheries products imported to the Union.

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