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Official Gazette

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Tags: Transit
Breakthrough environmental protection policies to facilitate sustainable conservation of natural resources Breakthrough environmental protection policies to facilitate sustainable conservation of natural resources
The 2020 Law on Environmental Protection (the Law), effective from 2022, introduces numerous breakthrough policies concerning environmental criteria-based classification of investment projects, environmental licenses, circular economy, response to climate change, responsibility for environmental incident prevention and response, application of best available techniques, environmental audit, and mechanisms to enhance environmental protection law compliance. This article highlights the above policies as part of the State’s environmental protection efforts.
Glossary of the 2020 Investment Law Glossary of the 2020 Investment Law
Compatibility between Vietnams law and CITES regarding wildlife protection Compatibility between Vietnam’s law and CITES regarding wildlife protection
Vietnam became an official member of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1994. Since then, the Convention’s provisions have been step by step incorporated into the country’s legal framework. This article assesses the compatibility between CITES provisions and two important laws concerning wildlife conservation and protection, the 2015 Penal Code and the 2017 Law on Forestry, and puts forth some recommendations for further improvement.
Exit postponement under Vietnams criminal procedure Law Exit postponement under Vietnam’s criminal procedure Law
As defined in the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code, exit postponement is a deterrent measure in criminal procedure that may be imposed on persons against whom denunciations or criminal case initiation proposals are made, the accused or defendants when there are sufficient valid grounds (to believe that they have committed an offense) in order to prevent them from leaving the country for a given period of time while their criminal case initiation, investigation, prosecution or trial are carried out.
Permanent residence of stateless persons in Vietnam Permanent residence of stateless persons in Vietnam
I’m a stateless person currently renting a house in Vietnam for temporary residence. Am I entitled to register for permanent residence in the and if I am, what are conditions and procedures for my permanent residence registration?
Visa application for foreigners working at representative offices in Vietnam Visa application for foreigners working at representative offices in Vietnam
Citizens of 80 countries and territories who enter Vietnam with e-visas (EV) of a validity period of 30 days, once obtaining work permits or certificates of exemption from work permit, may have their e-visas changed into LD1 or LD2 visas or temporary residence cards in accordance with law.
Visa application for foreigners working at representative offices in Vietnam Visa application for foreigners working at representative offices in Vietnam
Citizens of 80 countries and territories who enter Vietnam with e-visas (EV) of a validity period of 30 days, once obtaining work permits or certificates of exemption from work permit, may have their e-visas changed into LD1 or LD2 visas or temporary residence cards in accordance with law.
Official Gazette issues Nos 68-72/2020 released on October 07 2020 Official Gazette issues Nos 68-72/2020, released on October 07, 2020
How to improve effectiveness of mutual legal assistance in handling wildlife-related criminal cases How to improve effectiveness of mutual legal assistance in handling wildlife-related criminal cases
Mutual legal assistance in criminal matters is an effective channel to handle criminal cases involving overseas investigation and collection of documents and evidence. However, the result of mutual legal assistance on wildlife-related crimes remains below expectations mostly because of belated response to mutual legal assistance request. This article reviews the current situation of mutual legal assistance in handling wildlife-related criminal cases and puts forth some recommendations to improve the effectiveness of this work.
New rules on purchase of duty-free goods issued New rules on purchase of duty-free goods issued
From October 15, passengers who have completed the procedures for exit or transit and passengers awaiting exit may buy duty-free goods and receive them from abroad, according to Government Decree 100 dated August 31, on trade in duty-free goods.

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