The Presidential Office announced three new laws adopted at the 2nd session of the 14th National Assembly last month at a press conference in Hanoi on December 12.
They are the Law on Amendments and Supplements to Article 6 and Appendix 4 on the list of conditional business lines of the Investment Law, the Law on Property Auction and the Law on Belief and Religion.
According to Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dang Huy Dong, the Law on Amendments and Supplements to Article 6 and Appendix 4 on the list of conditional business lines of the Investment Law abolishes 20 conditional business lines in a bid to create favorable conditions for people and businesses. It adds 15 others that meet the new requirements of state management of business investment activities.
The 2nd session of the 14th National Assembly__Photo: VNA
The law will become effective on January 1, 2017, except for the provisions on the business of disguised devices and software to record sound and images, as well as those on the manufacture, assembly and import of automobiles, which will come into effect on July 1, 2017.
The Law on Property Auction will take effect on July 1, 2017. However, Clause 4, Article 80 of the law, which regulates the collection, submission, management and use of auction service fees in accordance with current regulations, will take effect on January 1, 2017.
According to Deputy Minister of Justice Nguyen Khanh Ngoc, the law stipulates principles, processes and procedures for property auction; the rights and obligations of auctioneers and auction organizers; the settlement of violations and procedures for the annulment of auction results, and state management of property auction.
Regarding the Law on Belief and Religion, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Nguyen Trong Thua said it stipulates the right to freedom of belief and religion, religious activities and religion organizations.
In the spirit of the 2013 Constitution, the law clearly affirms that the right to freedom of belief and religion is a human right rather than a civil right, as was previously described in the Ordinance on Belief and Religion.