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Official Gazette

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Tags: Hanoi
Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong becomes new President Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong becomes new President
Deputies of the 14th National Assembly on October 23 elected Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, as the State President for the 2016-2021 tenure during their on-going sixth session in Hanoi.
Decision No. 28/2018/QD-TTg of July 12 2018 Decision No. 28/2018/QD-TTg of July 12, 2018
On the sending and receipt of e-documents between agencies in the state administrative system
Size of Vietnams economy expands by 1.3 folds in three years: PM Size of Vietnam’s economy expands by 1.3 folds in three years: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 22 highlighted the improvements in all aspects of Vietnam since 2016 while reporting on the country’s socio-economic situation this year and the development plan for 2019 to the National Assembly (NA) during its ongoing 6th session.
Lawmakers approve continued pilot e-visa issuance for foreigners Lawmakers approve continued pilot e-visa issuance for foreigners
The National Assembly Standing Committee has decided to extend the pilot e-visa program for foreign visitors to Vietnam by another two years during its 28th session on October 15-17 in Hanoi.
Scrap paper should be treated properly not banned Scrap paper should be treated properly, not banned
Vietnam should have proper management policies on import and treatment of waste paper, according to a seminar held by The Vietnam Pulp and Paper Association (VPPA) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) on October 16 in Hanoi.
Where can foreigners get health check-ups in Vietnam? Where can foreigners get health check-ups in Vietnam?
Under Vietnamese law, foreign workers wishing to apply for work permits must fully satisfy the health conditions to perform assigned jobs.
NA Chairwoman attends Eurasian parliamentarians meeting NA Chairwoman attends Eurasian parliamentarians meeting
Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan attended the opening ceremony of the third Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments (MSEAP 3) in Antalya, Turkey on October 9.
Orientations for Vietnams education in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution Orientations for Vietnam’s education in the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has spread worldwide as a result of the unprecedented effects of the pace of development and impact of technology breakthroughs. Innovations and scientific advances are present in all fields, such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things, fully autonomous vehicles, biotechnology, nano technology, 3D printing, material science, quantum computing, etc., and affect almost every industry at such a rapid speed that the Fourth Industrial Revolution is said to be evolving at an exponential pace.
Is it better to arbitrate in Vietnam or to arbitrate abroad? Is it better to arbitrate in Vietnam or to arbitrate abroad?
Three types of dispute qualify for arbitration in Vietnam. Firstly, disputes involving “commercial activity” can be arbitrated. Commercial activity is any “activity with a profit-making purpose comprising the purchase and sale of goods, provision of services, investment, commercial enhancement, and other activities for profit-making purposes.” Secondly, arbitration is allowed if one party to the contract is engaged in a commercial activity, say, a vendor in a dispute with a customer. Finally, the law requires that some disputes be settled by arbitration. Disputes that are specifically stipulated by law also qualify for arbitration. For example, contracts that relate to investments under the 2014 Law on Investment, qualify for arbitration. Arbitration is not a general right. Use of arbitration is subject to agreement. That is, the parties have to agree to arbitrate. Agreement to arbitrate can be made in any written form. The agreement may be part of an underlying agreement that is itself in dispute or it may be a separate agreement to arbitrate. Any modification, extension, termination, or invalidity of the contract will not affect the arbitration clause. This follows the separability doctrine of the New York Convention.
Governments meeting: GDP growth to aim above 6.7 percent Government’s meeting: GDP growth to aim above 6.7 percent
The Vietnamese Government is striving towards a higher economic growth than the 6.7 percent rate set by the National Assembly, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

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