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

Customs Procedures: Circular No. 36/2011/TT-BTC1

Circular No. 36/2011/TT-BTC dated 16 March 2011 of the Ministry of Finance stipulates the customs procedure for imported and exported goods and goods in transit via overland express delivery services2 (“Circular 36”).

Circular 36 stipulates:

Road lines and border gates for goods transports.
Nominated Customs locations for:

[…]

By |March 23rd, 2011|Transport, Logistic & Infrastructure|0 Comments

Custom Procedures and Implementation of Circular No. 194/2010/TT-BTC : Official Letter No. 284/TCHQ-GSQL

Official Letter No. 824/TCHQ-GSQL dated 28 February 2011 of the General Department of Customs concerns the implementation of Circular No. 194/TT-BTC (“OL 284”).

According to OL 284:

For goods which are temporarily exported to be repaired or maintained in a foreign state and then re-imported into Vietnam:

If there is no contract or if the contract does […]

By |March 11th, 2011|Transport, Logistic & Infrastructure|0 Comments

Customs: Circular No. 194/2010/TT-BTC

Circular No. 194/2010/TT-BTC guides the implementation of customs procedures, custom control and import and export tax management (“Circular 194”).

This circular gives a synthetic guidance on the customs professions regarding the goods, transport means for import and export, immigration, transit based on the actual regulations to create advantages for the imports and exports.

Most importantly, […]

By |February 24th, 2011|Transport, Logistic & Infrastructure|0 Comments

Customs Valuation: Circular No. 205/2010/TT-BTC

Circular No. 205/2010/TT-BTC concerns the determination of customs valuation for imports and exports (“Circular 205”) . Circular 205 both provides detailed instructions on customs valuation and collection and clarifies the rights and obligations of both the declaring enterprise and the customs authorities.

According Circular 205, the dutiable value of exports is the selling price at the […]

By |February 9th, 2011|Transport, Logistic & Infrastructure|0 Comments