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Official Gazette

Monday, July 6, 2020
Tags: July
Changes in visas for travel to border or coastal economic areas Changes in visas for travel to border or coastal economic areas
The Government has issued Decree No 75/2020/ND-CP with detailed regulations on adopting the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam, also known as Immigration Law 2019, which aims to attract foreign investment.
The Governments e-notary service to be launched in July The Government’s e-notary service to be launched in July
The national public service portal will launch its e-notary service on July 1, minister and head of the Government Office, Mai Tien Dung, said at a recent meeting with agencies to prepare for the roll-out of the service designed to certify electronically copies of original documents.
Law on Libraries Law on Libraries
From July 1 this year, the Law on Libraries (the Law) will supersede the 2000 Ordinance on Libraries (the Ordinance). Consisting of six chapters with 52 articles, the Law provides the establishment and operation of libraries and state management of libraries. It also defines the rights, obligations and responsibilities of agencies, organizations and individuals in library activities.
Vietnam approves a list of countries applicable for e-visa Vietnam approves a list of countries applicable for e-visa
From the beginning of July, residents from a number of countries worldwide will be allowed to enter Vietnam using e-visas. The Government also revealed a list of border gates and airports that will accept electronic entry.
Ho Chi Minh City - a smart megacity of modern times Ho Chi Minh City - a smart megacity of modern times
HCMC is to date home to 16 industrial parks and three export processing zones, occupying a total area of 4,530 ha, plus the Sai Gon Hi-Tech Park and the 43-ha Quang Trung Software City.
Industrial design registration under the Hague System and Vietnam IP Law: Differences and solutions Industrial design registration under the Hague System and Vietnam IP Law: Differences and solutions
The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (the Geneva Act of July 2, 1999 – “1999 Act”) officially entered in force in Vietnam on January 1, 2020. Applicants can now seek design protection in Vietnam by filing international design applications through the Hague System.
Legal framework for enforcement of criminal judgments against businesses Legal framework for enforcement of criminal judgments against businesses
On April 8, 2020, the Government issued Decree 44/2020/ND-CP (Decree 44), prescribing enforcement of judgments against commercial legal persons in a move to detail the 2019 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments. With this Decree, set to take effect from July, the legal framework for execution of criminal judgments against commercial legal persons has been fundamentally completed, guaranteeing the enforcement of the 2015 Penal Code’s provisions concerning criminal handling of commercial legal persons.
New Law on Entry and Exit of Vietnamese Citizensnbsp;available on Official Gazette issues Nos. 130-132 of 2019 New Law on Entry and Exit of Vietnamese Citizens available on Official Gazette issues Nos. 130-132 of 2019
With many new provisions, the new Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens, available on Official Gazette issues Nos. 130-132 of 2019, is expected to facilitate and better control the exit and entry of Vietnamese nationals.
About 700000 firms to benefit from cut in corporate income tax About 700,000 firms to benefit from cut in corporate income tax
About 700,000 enterprises are expected to enjoy a cut in corporate income tax (CIT) to between 15-17 percent from July 1 this year, down from the current rate of 20 percent.
Tax and land rental break decreed Tax and land rental break decreed
The Government on April 8 issued Decree 41 approving the extension of deadlines for payment of some taxes and land rentals in order to support businesses suffering the COVID-19 pandemic.

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