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Official Gazette

Friday, April 3, 2020
Tags: administrative violations
Violations in joint training to face hefty fines Violations in joint training to face hefty fines
An education institution would carry a maximum fine of VND 70 million (USD 2,900) or VND 80 million (USD 3,400) if violating regulations on coordination with foreign partners in providing joint training or holding foreign language proficiency tests, respectively.
Hefty fines - a prescription for treating fake news on social media Hefty fines - a prescription for treating fake news on social media
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 3 signed a decree stipulating sanctions against those spreading fake news and rumors on social media amid a deluge of online misinformation about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in the country.
NA Standing Committee convenes 42nd session NA Standing Committee convenes 42nd session
The 42nd session of the National Assembly Standing Committee opened in Hanoi on February 10 under the chair of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
Official Gazette issues Nos 101-104/2019 issued on January 21 2020 Official Gazette issues Nos 101-104/2019, issued on January 21, 2020
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.
Legislation on environmental protection tax - limitations and solutions for improvement Legislation on environmental protection tax - limitations and solutions for improvement
The 2010 Law on Environmental Protection Tax and guiding documents have provided an important economic instrument in protecting the environment in Vietnam. However, being the first of its kind, this Law still reveals some limitations affecting its effectiveness. This article highlights the loopholes related to the tax bases and proposes solutions for improvement.
Significant values of UNCLOS to Vietnams maritime strategy Significant values of UNCLOS to Vietnam’s maritime strategy
November 16, 2019, is the 25th anniversary of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The Convention is one of the most important achievements of international law and the United Nations in the 20th century and continues to assert its role as the “Constitution of the seas and oceans” in the 21st century.
Information technology and telecoms-related crimes under Vietnams Penal Code Information technology and telecoms-related crimes under Vietnam’s Penal Code
In order to have legal grounds to prevent and properly punish increasingly sophisticated crimes related to information technology and telecommunications (ITT) networks, which could cause very serious consequences to socio-economic activities, national defense and security, ITT-related criminal acts need to be prescribed in the Penal Code as well as specialized laws[1]. In the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Code), these acts are grouped into nine crimes in Section 2 of Chapter XXI[2].
Heavier fines for violators in tourism sector Heavier fines for violators in tourism sector
From August 1, travel agents letting foreign tourists stay illegally in Vietnam will face a fine of VND 90 million (USD 3,900), and have their business licenses temporarily revoked for up to 18 months, according to Government Decree 45 issued on May 21.
Law-based state management of e-commerce in Vietnam Law-based state management of e-commerce in Vietnam
According to Prime Minister Decision 222 of 2005 approving the overall plan on e-commerce development during 2006-10, the State plays the role of creating a favorable legal environment, while providing public services to assist e-commerce activities, and developing e-commerce in connection with the application and development of information and communication technology.

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