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 […]

By |June 15th, 2013|Transport, Logistic & Infrastructure|0 Comments

NEW REGULATIONS ON AIR TRANSPORT AND GENERAL AVIATION OPERATIONS

On April 8, 2013, the Government of Vietnam promulgated Decree 30/2013/ND-CP (“Decree 30”), regulating air transport and general aviation operations1. Decree 30 makes significant changes to legal capital requirements, foreign ownership limit, and sets out the restriction on franchising activities of airlines in Vietnam.

Legal capital requirements for airlines which conduct air transport and general aviation […]

By |May 8th, 2013|Transport, Logistic & Infrastructure|0 Comments

AMENDING, SUPPLEMENTING A NUMBER OF THE GOVERNMENT’S REGULATIONS ON VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEES

On March 25, 2013, the Government promulgated Decree No. 23/2013/ND-CP1 amending, supplementing several articles of Decree No. 45/2011/ND-CP on vehicle registration fees. Accordingly, there were some changes to registration fees for vehicles carrying less than 10 passengers, as follows:

For vehicles with less than 10 passengers (including driver) which are registered for the first time […]

By |April 18th, 2013|Transport, Logistic & Infrastructure|0 Comments

SUPPLEMENT TO IMPORT, EXPORT GOODS MANAGEMENT CODES

On 22nd January 2013, the Directorate General of Customs promulgated Decision No.: 194/QD-TCHQ1 supplementing some import, export goods management codes, as follows.

No.
Code group
Code
Code name
Code’s abbreviation
Notes

1
NKD
NKD05
Import for business investment
NDT-KD
In Appendix I Decision 02/TCHQ-QD

2
NGC
NGC21
Import for processing and self supplying
NGC-CU
In Appendix II Decision 02/TCHQ-QD

3
NTA
NTA10
Import temporary raw secondary materials into export processing zone for processing
NGCCN
In Appendix VI Decision 02/TCHQ-QD

4
NTA12
Buying […]

By |February 25th, 2013|Transport, Logistic & Infrastructure|0 Comments

EXEMPTION FROM RENT FOR ENTERPRISES THAT PROVIDE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

On 19 December, 2012, the Prime Minister promulgated Decision No: 55/2012/QD-TTg on the exemption from rent for building maintenance stations and parking lots of the enterprises that provide public transportation services. Thus, enterprises providing public transportation services in central – affiliated cities and provinces are exempted from rent for the entire rental period, which […]

By |January 19th, 2013|Transport, Logistic & Infrastructure|0 Comments

FLIGHT PERMIT FOR CIVILIAN FLIGHTS CIRCULAR 62/2011/TT-BGTVT

On 21 December 2011, the Ministry of Transport promulgated Circular 621 regarding flight permit for civilian flights in Vietnam. Thereby, it stipulates:

Civilian flights in Vietnam shall include:
 Regular and  irregular  flights  to or  from Vietnam;
 Regular and  irregular flights  over the Vietnamese skies;

Authority of […]

By |January 16th, 2012|Transport, Logistic & Infrastructure|0 Comments

PENALTIES FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFENCE IN MARITIME(VN)

On 21 June 2011, the Government issued Decree No. 48/2011/NĐ-CP1 promulgating regulation on penalties for administrative offence in maritime (“Decree 48”).
Under Degree 48, pecuniary penalty shall range from VND 200,000 to VND 100,000,000 as to administrative violations in the field of maritime, including those in relation to seaport operation, vessel registration, navigator, transportation business, etc. […]

By |July 14th, 2011|Transport, Logistic & Infrastructure|0 Comments