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Official Gazette

Monday, August 8, 2022
Tags: digital signatures
Nation strives to remove bottlenecks for digital government development Nation strives to remove bottlenecks for digital government development
Prime Minister has ordered ministries, agencies and provincial-level People’s Committees to prepare infrastructure and fulfill cyber security conditions to connect national databases, and use data for the implementation of online public services by December.
Smart contracts prompt the need to improve the legal system Smart contracts prompt the need to improve the legal system
In Vietnam, when it comes to blockchain, people often think of virtual currency such as Bitcoin and Ethereum. But in fact virtual currency is just the first and most popular application of blockchain technology. Blockchain technology can be applied in innumerable domains, one of which is blockchain-based smart contracts. Smart contracts have been developed and are used in a variety of fields such as finance, banking, supply chain, healthcare, education, transportation, etc. The questions now are: what is the legality of smart contracts, can Vietnam’s contract law be applied to smart contracts, and in the future do we need to revise the current legal system to regulate smart contracts? This article will focus on analyzing, evaluating and clarifying the above issues.
Online dispute resolution in Vietnam Online dispute resolution in Vietnam
To address the growing number of disputes arising from e-commerce transactions over the recent years while traditional methods of at-court dispute resolution become ineffective, the governments of many countries around the world have adopted online dispute resolution mechanisms, including alternative dispute resolution methods (negotiation, mediation and arbitration) and court proceedings using the Internet as a special tool in part or the whole of the dispute resolution process. This article provides an overview of this process in the country and proposes solutions for increasing the application of online dispute resolution methods.
Full-text English translation of the 2020 Enterprise Law available Full-text English translation of the 2020 Enterprise Law available
The full-text English translation of the 2020 Enterprise Law, which will come into force early next year, is now available on Official Gazette issues Nos. 79-84 of 2020.
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.
The Governments e-notary service to be launched in July The Government’s e-notary service to be launched in July
The national public service portal will launch its e-notary service on July 1, minister and head of the Government Office, Mai Tien Dung, said at a recent meeting with agencies to prepare for the roll-out of the service designed to certify electronically copies of original documents.
MOF guides tax-related e-transactions MOF guides tax-related e-transactions
Taxpayers could conduct tax-related e-transactions around the clock via the portal of the General Department of Taxation or portals of other competent state agencies that are connected to the GDT’s, says a draft circular designed by the Ministry of Finance.
Online processing of administrative formalities to be intensified Online processing of administrative formalities to be intensified
Administrative procedures carried out online will have the same legal validity as those completed by other methods, according to a decree recently issued by the Government.
Official Gazette issues Nos 125-129/2019 published on March 23 2020 Official Gazette issues Nos 125-129/2019, published on March 23, 2020
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.

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