VIETNAM’S NEW DECREE ON KARAOKE AND NIGHTCLUB BUSINESS

Karaoke and nightclubs are one of the conditional business lines stipulated in Law No. 03/2016/QH14 amending and supplementing Article 6 and Annex 4  of the List of Conditional Business Lines in the Law on Investment 2014.

On 19th June 2019, in order to manage these kinds of businesses better and more efficiently, the Government promulgated new […]

NEW REGULATIONS ON PRICE FRAMEWORK ON DOMESTIC ROUTES

From 1 July 2019, airlines in Vietnam must comply with the regulations on the service price framework for passenger services on domestic routes according to Circular No. 17/2019/TT-BGTVT dated 03 May 2019 of the Ministry of Transport on the issuance of the price framework for passenger transport services on domestic air routes (“Circular 17”). Before […]

BRIEF ON THE AMENDMENT TO THE LAW ON HIGHER EDUCATION

The Amendment to the Law on Higher Education comes into force on July 01, 2019 (“the Amendment”). The Amendment aims to create a fundamental legal basis to promote the autonomy in training and encourage foreign investors to set up educational institutions in Vietnam which is expected to enhance the quality of higher education, as well […]

By |April 16th, 2019|Investment, Miscellaneous, The Legal Breaking News|0 Comments

NEW DECREE FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS DOING BUSINESS IN THE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SECTOR

Decree No. 15/2019/ND-CP defining conditions regarding setting up foreign-invested vocational training institutions in Vietnam will come into effect on March 20, 2019.

Accordingly, a vocational education institution is established or permitted for establishment if there is a project complying with planning for networks of vocational education institutions and is granted an Investment Registration Certificate.

The investor also […]

By |April 3rd, 2019|Investment, Miscellaneous, The Legal Breaking News|0 Comments

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DECREE 86 REGARDING FOREIGN COOPERATION AND INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION SECTOR

Decree No. 86/2018/ND-CP on Foreign Cooperation and Investment in Education has been in force since August 01, 2018 which is expected to encourage foreign investor to set up business in the education sector, especially in the context of the amendments to the Law on Higher Education  taking effect on July 01, 2019

Education Linkages

According to […]

SOME NEW REGULATIONS COME INTO FORCE IN JANUARY 2019

A new start to the year 2019, brings new regulations which have taken effect in January, 2019

I. Main points of the new Decree 149/2018/ND-CP on the application of workplace democracy

This new Decree on the elaboration of Article 63, Clause 3 of the Labour Code regarding the application of workplace democracy has been in effect […]

MOIT ISSUES 4 OPTIONS FOR ELECTRICITY PRICE IN 2019

Electricity Vietnam (EVN) has said that their electricity business in 2017 suffered VND 2,219 billion in losses.

In response to this statement, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has issued 4 options to consider the electricity price in 2019.

Specifically, according to Mr. Do Thang Hai, the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, the MOIT issued […]

By |December 26th, 2018|Mining & Energy, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

TO SECURE CUSTOMER INFORMATION OF FOREIGN CREDIT INSTITUTIONS

On 11th September 2018, Decree No. 117/2018/ND-CP on the protection of confidentiality and provision of customer information of credit institutions and foreign banks’ branches (“CIs”) (“Decree 117”) was issued. Decree 117 has replaced Decree No. 70/2000/ND-CP (“Decree 70”).

Effective from 01st November 2018, Decree 117 aims to update regulations on the protection of customer information at […]

CANADA IMPOSING SAFEGUARDS ON STEEL IMPORT

Trade protection alert: Canada imposing safeguards on steel import, including concrete reinforcing bar originating in and imported from Vietnam

On 11 October 2018, Canada announced provisional safeguard measures of 25% on seven steel products: heavy plate, concrete reinforcing bar, energy tubular products, hot-rolled sheet, pre-painted steel, stainless steel wire, and wire rod commencing on 25 October 2018.  These […]

OVERVIEW OF THE LAW ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION

Vietnam’s lawmakers approved legislation on The Law on Access to Information No 104/2016/QH13 (“AIL”) on April 6, 2017.  The Law on Access to Information came into effect on July 1, 2018.

AIL contains 5 chapters and 37 articles. Accordingly, all citizens are equal and there will be no discrimination in the right to access information. The […]