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Official Gazette

Sunday, July 25, 2021
Ministry orders intensifying handling of fake news on COVID-19 Ministry orders intensifying handling of fake news on COVID-19
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) on July 23 issued a document on intensifying the handling of fake news and untrue information about COVID-19 on the internet.
Preferential export and import tariff schedules decreed Preferential export and import tariff schedules decreed
In a move to further implementing the UKVFTA, the Government has issued Decree 53/2021/ND-CP outlining Vietnam’s preferential export tariff and special preferential import tariff schedules to implement the UKVFTA in the 2021-2022 period.
Plan on UKVFTA implementation adopted Plan on UKVFTA implementation adopted
The Prime Minister has recently approved a plan to implement the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA), assigning tasks and responsibilities to relevant agencies and organizations and deciding on directions and measures to implement the deal fully and effectively.
Public investment plan for 2021-2025 period accelerated Public investment plan for 2021-2025 period accelerated
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 23 signed Directive No. 13/CT-TTg clarifying the major guidelines for formulation of medium-term public investment plan for the 2021-2025 period.
Plan on digital transformation of banking sector by 2025 approved Plan on digital transformation of banking sector by 2025 approved
With a view to comprehensively renovating the management mechanism of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) toward modernity based on effective application and utilization of achievements of the fourth industrial revolution, the SBV on May 11 approved a plan on digital transformation of the banking sector by 2025, with a vision toward 2030.
New decree to boost social housing development New decree to boost social housing development
With a view to removing bottlenecks for the development of social housing projects to meet market demand, the Government issued in April Decree 49/2021/ND-CP, revising a number of articles of Decree 100 dated October 20, 2015, on social housing development and management.
Third decree on extension of tax payment deadlines issued Third decree on extension of tax payment deadlines issued
The Government has recently issued Decree 52/2021/ND-CP providing extension of payment time limits for value-added tax, corporate income tax, personal income tax, and land rentals in order to support businesses and people suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forestry to become modern economic-technical sector Forestry to become modern economic-technical sector
The Prime Minister has recently approved the Vietnam Forestry Development Strategy in the 2021-30 period with a vision toward 2050.
Service sector expected to account for half of GDP by 2030 Service sector expected to account for half of GDP by 2030
Service sector is expected to grow by 7-8 percent annually in the 2021-2030 period and account for half of GDP by 2030, reads a strategy recently approved by the Prime Minister for service sector development in the 2021-30 period, with a vision toward 2050.
Over half of public services to be provided on National Public Service Portal Over half of public services to be provided on National Public Service Portal
The Prime Minister on March 22 issued a decision approving a list of 55 online public services that need to be provided on the National Public Service Portal in 2021.

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