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Friday, June 5, 2020
Tags: intellectual property
How will the EVFTA contribute to more transparency? How will the EVFTA contribute to more transparency?
This article looks at the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), recently ratified by the EU Parliament, from the angle of transparency. Reviewing the road from WTO’s limited use of measures to improve transparency and reduce bribery in international trade to new generation FTAs, the paper examines headways made in mainstreaming transparency in practically all chapters of the trade agreement.
Vietnams initiatives on ASEAN economic cooperation adopted Vietnam’s initiatives on ASEAN economic cooperation adopted
The 26th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)’ Retreat has approved Vietnam’s 12 prioritized initiatives on economic cooperation in ASEAN during the ASEAN Chairman Year 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.
Top ten legal documents in 2019 Top ten legal documents in 2019
Selected by Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine, these include the Labor Code, the Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens, Prime Minister Decision 1068/QD-TTg,Law on Tax Administration, and a Prime Minister Decision adopting the national strategy for intellectual property rights, among others.
SMEs to receive support for business startup SMEs to receive support for business startup
The Ministry of Planning and Investment is working on a draft national program to provide a total financial support of VND 5,000 billion (USD 216 million) for small- and medium-sized enterprises being innovative startups or participating in industrial clusters and value chains during 2021-25.
The digital economy thrives in Vietnam The digital economy thrives in Vietnam
Developing the digital economy is considered by many countries an inevitable trend of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (also known as Industry 4.0). The Vietnamese Government has resolved to grasp this development trend while showing efforts to concentrate resources and create an environment for accelerated development of the digital economy.
Businesses must entirely use e-invoices from late 2020 Businesses must entirely use e-invoices from late 2020
One year after the release of Government Decree 119 of 2018 on e-invoices in goods sale and service provision, the Ministry of Finance on September 30 issued a circular providing more detailed guidelines on this matter.
Complete policies needed to support Vietnamese start-ups Complete policies needed to support Vietnamese start-ups
In order to promote start-ups, complete policies were necessary to support them, heard the fourth national start-up forum in Hanoi on December 2.
Bidding required for state budget-funded radio and television broadcasts Bidding required for state budget-funded radio and television broadcasts
The production of radio and television broadcasts and provision of Internet-based radio and television services using state budget funds would be implemented through bidding or order placement.

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