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Friday, October 7, 2022
Tags: prize-winning video games
New rule permits payment of video game prizes in foreign currencies New rule permits payment of video game prizes in foreign currencies
Foreign players of prize-winning video games may exchange their won tokens for foreign currencies or Vietnam dong, according to a circular recently issued by the State Bank of Vietnam.
Official Gazette issues Nos 05-08/2022 released on April 22 2022 Official Gazette issues Nos 05-08/2022, released on April 22, 2022
New rules set for stricter control of prize-winning video games for foreigners New rules set for stricter control of prize-winning video games for foreigners
The Government has recently released new rules to better manage prize-winning electronic games for non-nationals in Vietnam. The rules are provided in two decrees issued in late December 2021, namely Decree 121 and Decree 137.
Stricter interdisciplinary management of prize-winning video games requested Stricter interdisciplinary management of prize-winning video games requested
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has recently assigned the Ministry of Finance to closely work with the State Bank of Vietnam and related ministries and agencies in reviewing problems and shortcomings in the implementation of the government decree on the business of prize-winning video games for foreigners.
Policy digest November 2015 Policy digest November 2015
 Under the Law on Charges and Fees passed by the National Assembly on November 25 and scheduled to be effective as from January 1, 2017, 17 public service charges, including irrigation charge, road use toll, port and station charges, vehicle inspection charge, securities operation charge, etc., which the State does not need to strictly manage will be shift to the state-regulated pricing mechanism. 
PM okays installation of slot machines at international airports PM okays installation of slot machines at international airports
The Prime Minister has given a go-ahead for Vietnamese international airports to install prize-winning slot machines for passengers on exit or in transit in departure areas.
Decree No. 86/2013/ND-CP: Decree specifies conditions for trade in video games for foreigners Decree No. 86/2013/ND-CP: Decree specifies conditions for trade in video games for foreigners
New Excise Tax Law New Excise Tax Law
On November 14, 2008, the National Assembly passed Excise Tax Law No. 27/2008/QH12 (the 2008 Law) to replace the current May 20, 1998 Excise Tax Law and its 2003 and 2005 amendments.

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