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DRAFT DECREE IMPLEMENTING THE LAW ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

The draft decree provides details on the environmental permits, it sets out environmental criteria for investment project classification and requires organisations or individuals to obtain a liability insurance in specific sectors and industries. Finally, incentives and supporting policies in environmental protection are included.

20 Sep 2021

VIETNAM AS A CHINA+1 MID/TECH DESTINATION
Why do manufacturers choose Vietnam as their second production market after China? Watch the webinar if you would like to learn more about doing business in Vietnam.

24 Jun 2021

ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATIONS INVOLVING CULTURAL AND ADVERTISING ACTIVITIES
Decree 38 provides a better scope defining to which entities it applies. It also introduces several more severe penalties for violations related to advertising for certain products, in particular drugs, cosmetics, medical equipment, fertiliser, or healthcare services. Additional penalties, such as revocation of a licence, are introduced as well.

31 May 2021

DRAFT POWER DEVELOPMENT PLANNING 8 OF VIETNAM
The draft PDP8 prioritises renewable energy development and intends to create a more incentivised regulatory framework to boost private-sector investments to connect individual power plants with the national transmission grid. It also lays out significant opportunities for the development of LNG-to-power.

26 May 2021

HIGHLIGHTS OF UNITED KINGDOM-VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
After Brexit the UK negotiated an FTA with the Vietnamese government to be able to enjoy similiar or better trade conditions as it would have had under the EVFTA. In this update you can read some notable points. The UKVFTA will enter into force on 1 May 2021.

29 Apr 2021

DECREE 31 GUIDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2020 LAW ON INVESTMENT
Decree 31 provides details to implement the new Law on Investment. Note that there will be changes with regard to the approval of the investor and investment policy, investment guarantee, amendment of investment project, escrow deposit, market access and its conditions. In this update we will set out some points that changed compared to the draft decree which was issued last year.

27 Apr 2021

GDPR-LIKE DRAFT DECREE ON DATA PROTECTION INTRODUCED
The draft Decree on Personal Data Protection was recently circulated for public discussion. Many of the draft provisions are similar to those in the European GDPR, addressing matters such as cross-border data transfer and appointment of data protection officers. Fines for non-compliance can reach up to 5% of annual turnover.

26 Mar 2021

DRAFT CIRCULAR GUIDING IMPLEMENTATION LAW ON TAX ADMINISTRATION
The Draft Circular provides guidance on the tax compliance procedure, tax refund, the tax audit process and other tax administration related subjects. The draft is in particular relevant for e-commerce activities and digital-based businesses.

25 Mar 2021

NEW DECREE GUIDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2020 LAW ON ENTERPRISES
Decree contains guidelines on a coordinating mechanism for enterprise registration, cooperation related to registration of securities companies and fund management companies, concurrent registration of various points related to the enterprise such as the form or legal rep and additional regulations relating to legal status of enterprises are introduced.

25 Feb 2021

DRAFT DECREE: WILL PPP ATTRACT MORE INVESTMENTS?
The draft decree does address various points, however, there is still need for clarification with regard to for example the law governing PPP project contract, conditions related to equity transfer, disposal of collaterals, and restrictions on equity transfer as well as definition of policy enabling changes in developing a PPP project.

30 Jan 2021

DECREE 152 PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON EMPLOYING FOREIGNERS
Decree 152 provides guidance on employement of foreigners following the entering into force of the new labour code per 1 January 2021. There are some changes related to exemptions as well as the requirements to be qualified as an expert or technical worker.

30 Jan 2021

DRAFT DECREE TO IMPLEMENT THE NEW LAW ON ENTERPRISES
The decree is expected to enter into force at the same time as the Law on Enterprises, being 1 January 2021. Some of the interesting changes are related to the enterprise registration, the suspension of it as well as the legal status of an enterprise.

30 Nov 2020

DRAFT DECREE TO IMPLEMENT NEW LAW ON INVESTMENT
The Draft Decree provides details to implement the new Law on Investment. Note that there will be changes with regard to the approval of the investor and investment policy, investment guarantee, amendment of investment project, escrow deposit, market access and its conditions.

29 Nov 2020

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