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Official Gazette

Monday, March 8, 2021
Draft law to facilitate film industry development Draft law to facilitate film industry development
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed some revisions to the third amended draft law on cinematography concerning film dissemination, classification, licensing and production, aiming to facilitate the development of the film industry.
Special policies to develop large-sized SOEs Special policies to develop large-sized SOEs
Three giant state-owned enterprises (SOEs), MobiFone, Vietnam Electricity (EVN) and Viettel, would be selected to become spearheads in the telecommunications, energy and defense industries, according to a draft scheme on development of large-sized SOEs.
Traditional drugs to be placed under stricter quality control Traditional drugs to be placed under stricter quality control
Manufacturers would have to test the quality of medicinal materials, traditional medicaments as well as primary packaging of traditional drugs before putting them into production.
Criteria for identifying eco-industrial parks laid out Criteria for identifying eco-industrial parks laid out
An industrial park would be recognized as an eco-industrial park if enterprises located therein are aware of and apply solutions for efficient use of natural resources and cleaner production, according to a draft circular formulated by the Ministry of Planning and Investment to guide the construction of eco-industrial parks and eco-businesses.
Tobacco production and trading licenses to be valid for 5 years Tobacco production and trading licenses to be valid for 5 years
Those who wish to produce or trade in tobacco and tobacco products would be required to obtain licenses, according to a draft decree on tobacco business being circulated for public comment by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Donations mobilized from individuals to be publicized Donations mobilized from individuals to be publicized
Individuals would be allowed to mobilize, receive, distribute and use voluntary donations but have to report and make public relevant information when requested, the Ministry of Finance says in a draft decree to revise Decree 64 of 2008.
Foreign e-commerce traders to be under control Foreign e-commerce traders to be under control
Foreign traders and organizations that set up websites with Vietnamese domain names or in Vietnamese language or establish e-commerce trading floors with 100,000 transactions per year from Vietnam would have to register e-commerce activities with competent agencies.
Foreign multilevel marketing businesses face stricter conditions Foreign multilevel marketing businesses face stricter conditions
Foreign-invested enterprises would be allowed to register for doing business in the form of multilevel marketing (MLM) in Vietnam if they have at least three years’ experience of operating in MLM in another country.
Draft tightens insurers responsibility for indemnifying motor vehicle owners Draft tightens insurers’ responsibility for indemnifying motor vehicle owners
The Ministry of Finance has proposed changes to Decree 103 of 2008 regarding compulsory civil liability insurance of motor vehicle owners, aiming to facilitate motor vehicle owners’ participation in civil liability insurance and increase responsibility of insurance firms.
Procedures for issuance of chip-based ID cards to be simplified Procedures for issuance of chip-based ID cards to be simplified
From the beginning of 2021, citizens would not be required to fill in declarations in paper form when applying for issuance, renewal and reissuance of chip-based ID cards, according to a draft circular prepared by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS).

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