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Friday, May 7, 2021
Tags: South Africa
Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing
Thang Nam Do
Having contained the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is becoming the first developing country to adopt carbon pricing in the post-pandemic period to help guide a cleaner recovery. On November 17, Vietnam’s National Assembly passed the revised Law on Environmental Protection legalizing an emission trading scheme. The law will take effect on January 1, 2022. This policy is expected to strengthen Vietnam’s commitment to greenhouse gas emission reduction under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It paves the way for the country to further tap its significant renewable energy potential, and switch to a low-carbon development model in the post-COVID-19 recovery era.
Tax-related investment arbitration: a critical view from a developing countrys perspective Tax-related investment arbitration: a critical view from a developing country’s perspective
Tax avoidance strategies using offshore indirect transfer have become popular among multinational companies and caused negative impacts on developing countries. This article discusses difficulties that developing countries have been facing in the fight against tax evasion by multinational companies and suggests the way forward to prevent the abuse of investor-state dispute settlement mechanism for tax avoidance in the globe.
How to improve effectiveness of mutual legal assistance in handling wildlife-related criminal cases How to improve effectiveness of mutual legal assistance in handling wildlife-related criminal cases
Mutual legal assistance in criminal matters is an effective channel to handle criminal cases involving overseas investigation and collection of documents and evidence. However, the result of mutual legal assistance on wildlife-related crimes remains below expectations mostly because of belated response to mutual legal assistance request. This article reviews the current situation of mutual legal assistance in handling wildlife-related criminal cases and puts forth some recommendations to improve the effectiveness of this work.
PM: Vietnam treasures relations with South Africa PM: Vietnam treasures relations with South Africa
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Vietnam always attaches importance to developing relations with South Africa during a reception in Hanoi on August 22 for South African Minister of Defense and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Noluthando Mapisa-Nqakula.
Vietnam establishes legal framework for integrated management of marine resources Vietnam establishes legal framework for integrated management of marine resources
The recently passed Law on Marine and Island Resources and Environment provides a new method of managing marine and island resources in order to promote effective and sustainable exploitation and use of these resources and protect the marine environment. Vietnam Law and Legal Forum talks with Deputy Director of the Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands Pham Ngoc Son about the Law.
Vietnam establishes legal framework for integrated management of marine resources Vietnam establishes legal framework for integrated management of marine resources
The recently passed Law on Marine and Island Resources and Environment will create a breakthrough in the management of marine resources and environmental protection of the sea and islands. It will help resolve conflicts of interest arising from the sector-based management and ensure reasonable and efficient use of resources and protection of the environment and ecosystems.
Nation signs biodiversity pact with South Africa Nation signs biodiversity pact with South Africa
South African NA leader visit South African NA leader visit
Vietnam highly regarded its traditional friendship and cooperation with South Africa, Nguyen Sinh Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam National Assembly told Hon Max Vuyisile Sisulu, Speaker of the South African National Assembly, on November 17 in Hanoi.
Vietnams untapped mineral wealth Vietnam’s untapped mineral wealth
Without doubt Vietnam has not fully tapped its true potential. One has only to look at how neighboring countries like China and Laos, which share very similar geology, have been able to find and develop significant copper, nickel, tin and gold mining projects to an internationally accepted standard. By comparison Vietnam only has one modest copper mine and several small-scale gold operations.
Foreigners: on a crime spree Foreigners: on a crime spree
Baggio Carlitos Linska, a Mozambique citizen, was arrested last September when trying to flee Vietnam after swindling a large sum of money from two local banks.

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