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Official Gazette

Friday, April 28, 2017
Tags: government
Seaport enterprises required to meet higher conditions Seaport enterprises required to meet higher conditions
From July 1 of this year, seaport enterprises will be permitted for operation only after acquiring certificates of eligibility for seaport operation.
Getting home ownership certificates remains tough for foreigners Getting home ownership certificates remains tough for foreigners
Despite the Government’s policy allowing foreigners to own houses in Vietnam, it is not that easy for them to obtain an ownership certificate.
Two models of agency managing SOE capital proposed Two models of agency managing SOE capital proposed
As revealed by the Government Office in its recent announcement of Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue’s conclusion about the draft scheme to establish an agency representing the state ownership or managing state capital in state-owned enterprises prepared by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, two establishment models of the agency were proposed.
Goods labeling under stricter control Goods labeling under stricter control
Goods labels must be displayed directly on goods or their commercial packages in easy-to-spot positions clearly and fully showing compulsory information about the goods.
Official Gazette issues Nos 10-12 January 2017 introduced on April 19 2017 Official Gazette issues Nos 10-12 January 2017, introduced on April 19, 2017
Local crafts need better standardization system Local crafts need better standardization system
Vietnamese handicraft enterprises had to make greater efforts to meet the requirements of foreign customers, said participants in a seminar recently held in Ho Chi Minh City.
Laws on Credit Institutions and Planning to be revised Laws on Credit Institutions and Planning to be revised
The Government has assigned the State Bank of Vietnam to finalize a draft resolution on the settlement of non-performing loans and a draft law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on Credit Institutions and relevant laws.
Employers unemployment insurance payment rate to be cut by half Employers’ unemployment insurance payment rate to be cut by half
The Government has just okayed a proposal to halve employers’ payment rate to the unemployment insurance fund.
Law on Property Auction Law on Property Auction
Coming into force this July, the Law on Property Auction, which was passed by the National Assembly last November, aims at ensuring publicity, transparency and objectivity of property auction.
A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system
Vietnam has so far had three Civil Codes of 1995, 2005 and 2015 since January 4, 1995, when the Vietnamese Government filed a formal request for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Each of these Civil Codes presents an interestingly different point of view on intellectual property (IP) in relation to the national system of IP rights protection, as briefly depicted below.

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