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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.
Law ordinance making programs to be scrutinized on May 22 Law, ordinance making programs to be scrutinized on May 22
The law and ordinance making programs for 2020 and 2021 will be under discussion on May 22, forming part of the third day of the 14th National Assembly’s ninth session.
Over 90 taxation procedures made available on national public service portal Over 90 taxation procedures made available on national public service portal
The General Department of Taxation said on May 7 that it has completed the work to offer 93 taxation procedures on the national public service portal.
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.
PM Phúc holds phone talks with US President Trump over COVID-19 PM Phúc holds phone talks with US President Trump over COVID-19
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc appreciated the co-operation between Vietnam and the US in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic during phone talks with US President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
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.
Early warning system for trade remedy to be developed Early warning system for trade remedy to be developed
By 2025, Vietnam will develop an early warning system for trade remedy, according to Prime Minister Decision 316/QD-TTg dated March 8.
State Bank devises measures to support enterprises during the pandemic State Bank devises measures to support enterprises during the pandemic
In furtherance of Prime Minister Directive 11, SBV on March 13 issued Circular 01 providing a number of measures to support enterprises affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including debt rescheduling, remission and reduction of loan interests and fees, and maintaining debt groups for borrowers.
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.
The Education Law The Education Law
Passed this June and effective from July next year, the Education Law provides a legal framework for improving the national education system to be open associated with building a learning society.

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