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Official Gazette

Saturday, January 28, 2023
Prohibitions in settlement of consular affairs clarified Prohibitions in settlement of consular affairs clarified
Authoritarian attitudes and behaviors as well as all acts of causing difficulties and harassment, giving or receiving money or gifts in any form to/from organizations and individuals that request settlement of consular affairs, would be prohibited.
Ministry proposes solutions for management and use of non-residential land and houses Ministry proposes solutions for management and use of non-residential land and houses
The MOF has tabled to the Government a draft decree with three measures designed to provide in detail the management and use of public non-residential land and houses.
Measures designed to help the bond market get through hard times Measures designed to help the bond market get through hard times
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) has recently submitted to the Government a draft decree to amend Decree 65 on private placement of corporate bonds in the domestic market and bond offering in the international market.
Ministry proposes revising regulations on management of urban development investment Ministry proposes revising regulations on management of urban development investment
Individuals and households would be permitted to build their own houses under urban development investment projects provided that they comply with the land and real estate business laws.
Higher foreign holding cap to be provided for banks acquiring weak ones Higher foreign holding cap to be provided for banks acquiring weak ones
The Government would decide on the foreign holding cap in credit institutions that acquire poorly performing banks under restructuring plans at the request of competent authorities which, however, would not exceed 49 percent of charter capital of the acquiring credit institutions.
Criteria for identifying made in Vietnam goods set forth Criteria for identifying “made in Vietnam” goods set forth
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has recently released a draft circular providing the principles of identifying “made in Vietnam” goods, which would be applied exclusively to goods sold in the domestic market.
Cooperation in distance training among tertiary institutions to be permitted Cooperation in distance training among tertiary institutions to be permitted
Tertiary institutions licensed to provide distance training could cooperate and exchange students with other tertiary institutions at home and abroad, according to a draft Regulation on distance education at the university level prepared by the Ministry of Education and Training.
Four scenarios on environmental protection tax on petrol and oil outlined for 2023 Four scenarios on environmental protection tax on petrol and oil outlined for 2023
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) have been proposed environmental protection tax (EPT) rates on petrol, oil and grease that would be applied from the beginning of next year with four scenarios corresponding to the fluctuations of crude oil price in the world.
MOH proposes two methods to implement drug assistance programs MOH proposes two methods to implement drug assistance programs
The Ministry of Health is working on a draft circular guiding the implementation of drug assistance programs carried out by pharmaceutical companies to offer free-of-charge medicines to patients through medical examination and treatment establishments.
More employee policies brought into law More employee policies brought into law
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs is working on a draft amended Law on Employment, focusing on four groups of policies i.e., developing a synchronous, modern and unified labor market managed, controlled and regulated by the State; improving unemployment insurance policy to become a tool for administering the labor market; developing occupational skills and raising quality of human resources; and promoting job creation toward sustainability.

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