Vietnam Law & Legal Forum Magazine is your gateway to the law of Vietnam

Official Gazette

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tags: administrative violations
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.
How sales promotion is prescribed under Vietnams law How sales promotion is prescribed under Vietnam’s law
Promotion means an act of commercial enhancement by a business entity aimed at boosting the sale of goods or the provision of services by giving specified benefits to customers. On May 22, 2018, the Goverment issued Decree 81/2018/ND-CP on commercial enhancement activities. Decree 81 took effect on July 15, 2018. New provisions on promotion in Decree 81 compared to previous regulations aim to create favorable conditions for business entities.
IP activities need to improve for the countrys development and international integration IP activities need to improve for the country’s development and international integration
Against the backdrop of rapid development of science and technology, intellectual property (IP) has become one of powerful tools for countries to raise the competitiveness of their businesses and national economies. As for Vietnam, it is a must to increase the effectiveness of IP activities to seize opportunities and overcome challenges facing the country in the course of national development and international integration.
GDP growth rate highest in 11 years GDP growth rate highest in 11 years
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the Government’s regular meeting on December 27, during which he shared that Vietnam’s GDP growth rate rose 7.08 per cent in 2018 - the highest rate for the past 11 years.
Government increases fines for multi-level marketing violations Government increases fines for multi-level marketing violations
The Government has recently issued Decree 141 revising a number of articles of the decrees on sanctioning of administrative violations in multi-level marketing.
PM addresses issues of concern during Qamp;A session PM addresses issues of concern during Q&A session
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made clear several issues under the watch of the Government during a question-and-answer session at the ongoing sixth plenum of the 14th National Assembly on November 1.
New Law on Cyber Security New Law on Cyber Security
Adopted last June, the Law on Cyber Security aims to meet the need to protect the national security and ensure social order and safety in cyberspace.