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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Tags: foreign organizations and individuals
Government issues new rules on foreign workers in Vietnam Government issues new rules on foreign workers in Vietnam
The Government recently issued Decree No 152/2020/ND-CP featuring regulations on foreigners working in Vietnam and the recruitment and management of Vietnamese working for foreign organizations and individuals in the country.
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.
Glossary of education terms Glossary of education terms
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.
Cross-border services under Law on Tax Administration: fairer for domestic businesses Cross-border services under Law on Tax Administration: fairer for domestic businesses
After 10 years of implementation of the Law on Tax Administration, many positive results have been achieved. However, in addition to these results, there remain difficulties and challenges in tax administration activities, including management of taxation of businesses providing cross-border services on the Internet.
Dealing in agricultural property: a growing trend in Vietnams real estate market Dealing in agricultural property: a growing trend in Vietnam’s real estate market
Over the last few years, in addition to such traditional real estate products as land use rights, houses and construction works, Vietnam’s property market has seen the emergence of many new types of realty, e.g., serviced apartment, co-working space, tourism property, and agricultural property. This article analyzes the legal framework for agricultural property which has become more and more popular in the country and drawn the attention of both domestic and foreign investors.
Anti-money laundering regulations to be revised Anti-money laundering regulations to be revised
Payment intermediary service providers would have to apply measures to prevent and combat money laundering as financial institutions do. Such is provided in a draft decree prepared by the State Bank of Vietnam to revise several articles of Decree 116 of 2013.
Legislation on house ownership by foreigners: inadequacies and recommendations for improvement Legislation on house ownership by foreigners: inadequacies and recommendations for improvement
The 2014 Housing Law has new provisions for foreigners to own homes in Vietnam, making a breakthrough in attracting foreigners to work and live in the country. However, the applied term of house ownership for foreigners produces some negative effects that the law fails to anticipate. This article points out inadequacies in the regime of Vietnam-based house ownership by foreigners and gives recommendations for improvement.
Provisions of the Survey and Mapping Law applicable to foreign entities Provisions of the Survey and Mapping Law applicable to foreign entities
The 2018 Survey and Mapping Law and Decree 27 issued on March 13, 2019, detailing a number of articles of the Law, contain specific provisions concerning foreign entities’ survey and mapping activities in Vietnam and use of survey and mapping information, data and products available in the country.
New regulations open up the survey and mapping sector to foreign investment New regulations open up the survey and mapping sector to foreign investment
The Law on Survey and Mapping, adopted in 2018 and effective from the beginning of this year, contains many important provisions relating to foreign entities that participate in survey and mapping activities in the territory of Vietnam.

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