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

Official Gazette

Monday, March 30, 2020
Tags: finance
How will the EVFTA contribute to more transparency? How will the EVFTA contribute to more transparency?
This article looks at the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), recently ratified by the EU Parliament, from the angle of transparency. Reviewing the road from WTO’s limited use of measures to improve transparency and reduce bribery in international trade to new generation FTAs, the paper examines headways made in mainstreaming transparency in practically all chapters of the trade agreement.
Vietnams initiatives on ASEAN economic cooperation adopted Vietnam’s initiatives on ASEAN economic cooperation adopted
The 26th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)’ Retreat has approved Vietnam’s 12 prioritized initiatives on economic cooperation in ASEAN during the ASEAN Chairman Year 2020.
PM requests stable production activities PM requests stable production activities
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested sectors and businesses to make sure production activities continue as normal, despite the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2.
Financing projects in industrial zones: a view from practice Financing projects in industrial zones: a view from practice
Industrial zones have become a popular investment destination for foreign businesses. It is common now in practice to finance projects carried out in industrial zones and/or to take security over real estate located in those industrial zones. However, since the legal framework on lease of land in industrial zones remains complicated and has its limitations, such financing may turn risky for credit institutions in certain circumstances and at some stages. This article tries to present some legal aspects of extension of credit secured by real estate in industrial zones and suggest how to manage legal risks for credit institutions.
Government determines to substantially improve business environment Government determines to substantially improve business environment
In the coming time, Vietnam’s investment and business environment will be substantially improved in a bid to further raise the country’s competitiveness, according to Government Resolution 02 inked by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the first day of 2020.
Conditions for issuance of corporate bonds tightened Conditions for issuance of corporate bonds tightened
The Ministry of Finance is revising Decree 163 of 2018, proposing tightening conditions for private placement of corporate bonds, with a view to better protecting investors, especially small investors, and avoiding risks in raising capital through this channel.
VN to simplify customs checks VN to simplify customs checks
Vietnam plans to hasten the reform of customs checks to save time and costs for businesses and facilitate trade.
Govt to issue lists of preferential tariffs under EVFTA Gov’t to issue lists of preferential tariffs under EVFTA
The Government is set to issue a decree on the lists of preferential export tariffs and special preferential import tariffs to implement the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) when the deal comes into force in Vietnam.
PM orders measures to minimize nCoVs impact on economy PM orders measures to minimize nCoV’s impact on economy
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged ministries and localities to promptly implement measures to minimize the impact of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) on the economy.
Ministries demand more airports open to private investment Ministries demand more airports open to private investment
Five ministries have universally rejected a proposal by the transport ministry to restrict private investment in the country’s biggest airports and instead hand the job to a single company.

Video

Vietnam Law & Legal Forum