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Monday, January 18, 2021
Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing
Thang Nam Do
Having contained the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is becoming the first developing country to adopt carbon pricing in the post-pandemic period to help guide a cleaner recovery. On November 17, Vietnam’s National Assembly passed the revised Law on Environmental Protection legalizing an emission trading scheme. The law will take effect on January 1, 2022. This policy is expected to strengthen Vietnam’s commitment to greenhouse gas emission reduction under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It paves the way for the country to further tap its significant renewable energy potential, and switch to a low-carbon development model in the post-COVID-19 recovery era.
Tax-related investment arbitration: a critical view from a developing countrys perspective Tax-related investment arbitration: a critical view from a developing country’s perspective
Tax avoidance strategies using offshore indirect transfer have become popular among multinational companies and caused negative impacts on developing countries. This article discusses difficulties that developing countries have been facing in the fight against tax evasion by multinational companies and suggests the way forward to prevent the abuse of investor-state dispute settlement mechanism for tax avoidance in the globe.
Development of environmental industry in Vietnam in the context of Industry 4.0 Development of environmental industry in Vietnam in the context of Industry 4.0
The development of industries in general and of environmental industry in particular is strongly impacted by the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). In this context, it is necessary to identify global trends and Vietnam’s reality so as to seize opportunities and point out challenges then put forth appropriate solutions to development of the environmental industry in Vietnam.
Overview of Vietnams law on wildlife conservation and protection Overview of Vietnam’s law on wildlife conservation and protection
The increase in human population and illegal wildlife hunting has led to a high risk of biodiversity loss and put many of the animals on the brink of extinction. Being fully aware of the seriousness of the situation, the Vietnamese Government has focused on improving the legal framework on wildlife conservation and protection. This article briefly introduces legal documents related to wildlife conservation and protection, analyzes shortcomings and limitations and puts forth some recommendations for improvement.
Platforms providing cross-border services and the adversity of reversed protection of foreign businesses in Vietnam Platforms providing cross-border services and the adversity of reversed protection of foreign businesses in Vietnam
In the era of Industry 4.0, the physical border gradually becomes invisible when all services are provided and people’s demands are satisfied in the cyberspace where there are no borderline that may prevent any organizations or individuals with adequate capacity, passion and creativity from providing their own services worldwide.
Vietnams approach to COVID-19 treatment: compulsory licensing as solution in national emergency? Vietnam’s approach to COVID-19 treatment: compulsory licensing as solution in national emergency?
This article examines the concept of compulsory licensing under the TRIPS Agreement, the recent implementation of such mechanism in several countries, also its incorporation of the same into Vietnam’s legal framework and most importantly, its domestic practicability amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Resolution of land disputes by conciliation Resolution of land disputes by conciliation
Land Law 45/2013/QH13 dated November 29, 2013 (the Land Law), defines land dispute as “a dispute involving the rights and/or obligations of land users between two or more parties in a land relationship”. When a land dispute occurs, concerned parties shall generally choose one of dispute resolution mechanisms, such as conciliation, resolution at administrative agencies, and litigation. For credit institutions, being knowledgeable about the land dispute settlement mechanisms is particularly important, especially when security assets involving land use rights become the subject of the dispute. This paper will focus on resolving land-related disputes by conciliation in terms of law and practice.
Signing contracts by electronic means Signing contracts by electronic means
This article provides an overview on the use of electronic signature in Vietnam, including the current practice, regulatory framework and its application in judicial practice of the courts in relation to the validity of electronic signature. We hope that our readers may find it useful in the practice relating to signing contracts by electronic mean.
Constitutional defense: The ground for guaranteeing sovereignty of the people Constitutional defense: The ground for guaranteeing sovereignty of the people
The current Constitution of Vietnam stipulates that all state power belongs to the people. However, for several reasons, including the lack of a complete and comprehensive mechanism to defend the Constitution, the effectiveness of constitutional defense activities in Vietnam remains below expectations. This article analyzes the need and recommends some solutions for guaranteeing people’s sovereignty in the country through constitutional defense activities.
COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is killing thousands of people globally and causing major impacts to livelihoods, society, and economies across the world. COVID-19 is understood to have originated in wildlife, most probably in a market selling live wildlife in China[1]. The conditions that lead to the emergence and transmission of these zoonotic pathogens to humans are also prevalent in Vietnam. It’s time to change the current approach to regulating the trading and use of live wildlife for the wellbeing and survival of all on this planet.

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