A LOOK AT VIETNAM’S IMPLEMENTATION ON TARIFF COMMITMENTS UNDER CPTPP

On 26th June 2019, the Government of Vietnam promulgated a Decree No. 57/2019/ND-CP (“Decree 57”) on new Tariff Preference on Export and Import for the period from 2019 to 2022, including requirements for application of tariff preference as well as tariff schedule.  The Decree 57 is to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership […]

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 […]

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE 6TH GREATER MEKONG SUB-REGION SUMMIT AND CIT – DECREE 146

Dates: 29-31 March, 2018

Time: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Location: National Convention Centre (NCC), Gate 1 Thang Long Avenue, Me Tri, Nam Tu Liem, Hanoi.

From 29th March to 31st March 2018, two representatives of VCI Legal are Mr. Tuan Phung Anh (Managing Partner) and Mr. Kent Wong (Partner and Head of Banking and Financial Market) had a […]

New MOT Circular on safety and environmental protection for imported vehicles

The Ministry of Transport of Vietnam has issued a new circular guiding the implementation of Decree 116 on inspection of technical safety and environmental protection for imported vehicles (“Circular 03”). Circular 03 will come on to effect on March 1, 2018.

Accordingly, Circular 03 provides detailed guidance on (1) Regulations on the contents of examination and testing […]

NEW CONDITIONS FOR AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURING, ASSEMBLY & IMPORT | WARRANTY AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES

On October 17th, 2017, the Government issued Decree 116/2017/ND-CP (“Decree 116”) specifying conditions for conducting automobile manufacturing, assembly, and import; and providing automotive warranty and maintenance services. This decree came into effect on the issuance date.

Notable regulations of Decree 116 are those providing conditions and procedures for obtaining 3 types of new business licenses issued […]

VIETNAM TARGETS TO BE A REGIONAL LOGISTIC HUB BY 2025 | NEW LEGAL FRAMWORKS

Targeting to be a regional logistic hub by 2025, Vietnam has formed an action plan for improving the competitiveness and development of logistic services under Decision No. 200/QD-TTg dated 14 February 2017.

The action plan provides fundamental objectives and detailed tasks to achieve the target.

Objectives of the logistics sectors by 2025:

Logistics sector/GDP: 8-10%
Service growth […]

NEW DECREE 163 REGULATING LOGISTICS SERVICES

Recently, the Government issued Decree 163/2017/ND-CP regulating the business of Logistics services (“Decree 163”). Decree 163 will officially take effect on February 20, 2018, replacing Decree No. 140/2007/ND-CP dated September 5, 2007 providing detailed regulations on the commercial law regarding conditions for engaging in logistic services business, and limitations on liability of logistics services business […]

MANAGEMENT OF VIETNAM’S SEAPORTS AND NAVIGABLE CHANNELS

On May 8, 2013, the Ministry of Transport (“MOT”) promulgated Circular No. 10/2013/TT-BGTVT guiding the implementation of Decree 211 on management of seaports and navigable channels (“Circular 10”)2.

The following new provisions are outlined in Circular 10:

The quality of seaports’ infrastructure must be inspected every 5 years. Inspections for seaports used for more than 5 years […]

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