Obtaining a work permit or a work permit exemption certification in Vietnam is often a concern for foreigners. Decree 152 caused some issues, especially with regard to the requirement to have a degree matching the job. This is no longer required. There is a new requirement to post the vacancy before starting the recruitment.
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has published a new draft decree aimed at addressing the shortcomings and obsolescence of the previous regulations governing the use of Internet services and online information.The new regulation supplements the contents relating to the protection of children in the online environment, as well as provides for stricter regulation of registration and management of Social Networks as well as Live Streaming and Revenue-Generating Services. This new draft decree is currently under review by the competent authorities and is expected to be announced soon.
To fulfill the role of the trade unions in labour dispute resolution procedures, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour has issued Guidance Number 92/HD-TLD. This guidance will provide instructions for the trade union regarding complaints and participation in civil proceedings in relation to labour disputes at the court.
Decree 35 brings many positive changes to the legal framework for IPs and EZs, addresses various shortcomings of Decree 82 and is expected to attract more investment in IP and EZ development. For example, the requirement of a minimum 60% occupancy rate no longer applies and housing accommodation for employees working in IPs and EZs.
Decree 34 provides for delayed tax and land fee payments for some types of enterprises such as SMEs, credit institutions, enterprises in certain manufacturing and services sectors. Additional requirements might apply. A request needs to be submitted by 30 September 2022 at the latest.
This update outlines the legal framework for taking out security in Vietnam. It examines the most used contractual structures, security assets, and typical enforceability issues when setting up a credit facility with a Vietnamese borrower. It also provides a high-level summary of the security vehicles available under Vietnamese law and touches on the most important structures and prevalent legal issues when taking out security in Vietnam.
In this Draft Decree administrative penalties for cybersecurity violations are set out. It will likely enter into force early 2022 and together with the draft decree on personal data protection it will form the cybersecurity regime in Vietnam and is influenced by the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation.
Vietnamese pharmaceutical sector has grown significantly over the last decade thanks to positive regulatory changes and rising domestic demand. Watch the Vietnamese Pharmaceutical Market Webinar, a part of BritCham Vietnam's Sector-focused Webinar Series, where we discuss opportunities and challenges within the imported pharmaceutical market in Vietnam.
This new regulation provides guidance on the obligations of organisations and individuals engaged in foreign investment activities in the Vietnamese securities market. Circular 51 came into effect on 16 August 2021, replacing Circular 123/2015/TT-BTC (Circular 123). In this legal update, we will discuss the highlights and takeaways from Circular 51.
Decree 80 provides more support to women-owned SMEs or SMEs with a high percentage of female employees and social SMEs. New is also that technology and consulting support can be obtained and specific SMEs can qualify for special interest rates.
Directive 18 provides information on which businesses can open and which not yet and under which conditions. It also prescribes the obligation to use QR codes for movement and proof of vaccination. Step-by-step more businesses can open again which will help to recover HCMC's economy.
The law will also cover insurers, reinsurers and insurance brokers practising insurance auxiliary services and other activities directly related to the insurance business. Insurance services and products can be offered and promoted online. Finally, it simplifies some investment and establishment conditions.