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Official Gazette

Friday, August 14, 2020
Tags: the Government
Signing contracts by electronic means Signing contracts by electronic means
This article provides an overview on the use of electronic signature in Vietnam, including the current practice, regulatory framework and its application in judicial practice of the courts in relation to the validity of electronic signature. We hope that our readers may find it useful in the practice relating to signing contracts by electronic mean.
Cabinet members discuss several draft laws Cabinet members discuss several draft laws
Several draft laws were scrutinized during a Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on August 12.
Draft sets out working conditions for minor employees Draft sets out working conditions for minor employees
Employers might employ persons aged under 15 to do jobs suitable to their health but must obtain the consent of their parents or guardians. It is highlighted in a draft circular on employment of under-15 persons prepared by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Interest groups must not profit from States assets: Deputy PM Interest groups must not profit from State’s assets: Deputy PM
Stopping interest groups from buying State assets at below market prices is a top priority, said Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh at a meeting with Government officials on August 10 on the equitisation and recall of State capital from State-owned enterprises (SOE).
NA Standing Committee convenes 47th meeting NA Standing Committee convenes 47th meeting
The 47th meeting of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee opened in Hanoi on August 10.
Businesses to enjoy higher deduction rate of loan interest expenses Businesses to enjoy higher deduction rate of loan interest expenses
The deduction limit of enterprises’ total loan interest expenses will be increased to 30 percent from the current 20 percent of earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA).
Dust-to-dawn services finally get green light Dust-to-dawn services finally get green light
From July 27, cultural, entertainment, food-catering, shopping and tourism services may be provided from 18:00 hours to 6:00 hours of the following day, according to a scheme on development of night-time economy recently approved by the Prime Minister.
PM: EVFTA like an expressway bringing EU Vietnam closer PM: EVFTA like an expressway bringing EU, Vietnam closer
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a video conference on August 6 regarding the implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), during which he described the deal as a broad and modern expressway bringing the EU and Vietnam closer together.
AIPA 41 to be held online in September AIPA 41 to be held online in September
The National Assembly of Vietnam has proposed organizing the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA 41) in the form of a teleconference at Hanoi’s International Convention Centre on September 8-10, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on August 6.
Vietnamese Japanese PMs hold phone talks Vietnamese, Japanese PMs hold phone talks
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held phone talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on August 4 to discuss promoting bilateral ties as well as cooperation at regional and global forums.

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