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Friday, July 10, 2020
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COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy COVID-19: The right time for revising wildlife trade and consumption policy
The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is killing thousands of people globally and causing major impacts to livelihoods, society, and economies across the world. COVID-19 is understood to have originated in wildlife, most probably in a market selling live wildlife in China[1]. The conditions that lead to the emergence and transmission of these zoonotic pathogens to humans are also prevalent in Vietnam. It’s time to change the current approach to regulating the trading and use of live wildlife for the wellbeing and survival of all on this planet.
Official Gazette issues Nos 13-17/2020 available on May 14 2020 Official Gazette issues Nos 13-17/2020, available on May 14, 2020
Legislative process under the Nguyen dynasty Legislative process under the Nguyen dynasty
Vietnam’s feudal state under the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1884) attached great importance to legislative work with a coherent and logical process from the drafting and transfer of legal documents, management and use of official seals, organization of archive work to the training and employment of paperwork staff. The Nguyen dynasty’s due attention to the drafting of legal documents contributed to the development of a strong public administration, serving as the basis for the attainment of significant achievements in various aspects of the country’s social life in this period. This also offered valuable lessons on the importance of the human factor, the clear definition of duties of each responsible individual, and the role of inspection and supervision in the process of formulating and promulgating legal documents, for today’s lawmaking work in Vietnam.
Official Gazette issues Nos 01-04/2020 available on April 21 2020 Official Gazette issues Nos 01-04/2020, available on April 21, 2020
Government determines to substantially improve business environment Government determines to substantially improve business environment
In the coming time, Vietnam’s investment and business environment will be substantially improved in a bid to further raise the country’s competitiveness, according to Government Resolution 02 inked by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on the first day of 2020.
Intellectual property tribunal - a must in Vietnam Intellectual property tribunal - a must in Vietnam
The intellectual property tribunal is a specialized court set up, like in many countries, to deal with intellectual property disputes which currently become more and more complicated in Vietnam. The establishment of such specialized court is an objective requirement in the process of judicial reform in general and improvement of legal mechanisms in particular to protect intellectual property rights in Vietnam.
Building and improving the legal framework on foreign exchange management Building and improving the legal framework on foreign exchange management
In recent years, especially 2019, the world economy witnessed a series of insecurities. While almost all economies show signs of a slowdown, trade tensions among economic giants, especially the US-China trade war, continued to undergo complicated developments. As a result, the global growth rate in 2019 dropped to the lowest level since the 2008-09 financial crisis. Gold prices spiked and crude oil prices strongly fluctuated, giving rise to risks in the international market and consequently, many countries had to loosen their fiscal and monetary policies.
Trade minister asks for optimizing EVFTA commitments Trade minister asks for optimizing EVFTA commitments
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh on February 26 asked relevant departments and agencies to optimize commitments in the European Union – Vietnam Free Trade Agreement which will take effect later this year.
Vietnam will promote agricultural mechanization: PM Vietnam will promote agricultural mechanization: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has requested ministries, localities and businesses strengthen cooperation to develop agricultural mechanization and processing of agricultural products.
Vietnam-Cambodia supplementary treaty on boundary delimitation in 2019: important landmarks of boundary settlement Vietnam-Cambodia supplementary treaty on boundary delimitation in 2019: important landmarks of boundary settlement
On October 5, 2019, Vietnam and Cambodia signed the two legal agreements on recognizing 84 percent of the delimitated and demarcated boundary land between the two countries. This article highlights the process of the Vietnam-Cambodia boundary settlement in accordance with international law.

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