NEW POINTS OF PUBLIC INVESTMENT LAW 2019

The Public Investment Law 2019 (“PIL 2019”) was adopted by the National Assembly on June 13, 2019 with several highlights to facilitate the process of project preparation, easier procedures and a strong hierarchy. PIL 2019 also contributes to the improvement of disbursement rates of public investment capital (“PIC”) and ensures the effective use of PIC. […]

Press Release VCI LEGAL MANAGING PARTNER INVITED AS PROMINENT SPEAKER AT THE AIR FREIGHT LOGISTICS VIETNAM 2019

September 12th 2019

VCI LEGAL is very proud to announce that our Managing Partner Mr. Phung Anh Tuan will be a prominent speaker at the International Conference & Exhibition “The 4th Air Freight Logistics Vietnam 2019” which will be held on 19-20 September 2019 at Tan Son Nhat Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Mr. Tuan Phung […]

U.S. SLAPS DUTIES ON STEEL FROM VIETNAM ORIGINALLY PRODUCED IN SOUTH KOREA, TAIWAN

Ref.: Alert to Affirmative Preliminary Circumvention Rulings on Exports of Steel Products from Vietnam First Produced in Korea and Taiwan

The law firms of VCI Legal and Sidley Austin would like to present our best compliments to your company and bring your attention to an important legal matter for your esteemed company.

On 2 July 2019, the […]

Press Release: VCI LEGAL CONTRIBUTES RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE WORLD BANK’S RESEARCH PROJECT

The World Bank’s Benchmarking Infrastructure 2020 Research Project in Vietnam (“Research Project”) is a part of the Benchmarking Infrastructure Global Initiative. This Research Project assesses the quality of the legal and regulatory framework during the Public-Private Partnerships project cycle and Traditional Public Investment project cycle.

Kent Wong, a partner and Head of Banking and Finance at […]

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 […]