Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: New Rules on Visas Considered; Other Legislation Discussed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403864_text Bills and resolutions; Health insurance; Visas and passports - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403864_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Copyright Infringement Fines to Be Increased http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403764_text Copyright - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700);... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403764_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Controversial Internet Decree in Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403690_text Communications; Freedom of speech; Freedom of the press - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403690_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Government Offers Tax Relief Measures http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403498_text Taxation - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403498_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: New National Law Intensifies International Dispute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403248_text Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403248_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Code Amended to Balance Employer-Employee Interests http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403207_text Labor - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403207_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; Vietnam: Steps Taken Towards a New Relationship http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403175_text International affairs - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403175_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Ban on Gold as Medium of Exchange http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403097_text Currency - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403097_text Global Legal Monitor: China; Vietnam: South China Sea Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402849_text International affairs - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 17 Oct 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402849_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Prominent Lawyer Sentenced to Seven Years' Imprisonment Plus House Arrest http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402794_text Crime and law enforcement - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402794_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: State Companies to Limit Their Investments in Some Businesses http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402775_text Investments - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402775_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Prominent Rights Lawyer Sentenced to Seven Years' Imprisonment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402624_text Human rights - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402624_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Transfer Pricing Regulations Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402014_text Corporations - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties;... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402014_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Anti-Corruption Plan Adopted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402004_text Government ethics and transparency - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402004_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Revised Draft Capital Law Made Public http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401840_text Legislative power - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 02 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401840_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Crackdown on Cyber-Activists, Including Prominent Lawyer http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401479_text Freedom of speech - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401479_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Government Inspection of Stimulus-Related Construction Projects http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401474_text Economics and Public Finance - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401474_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Draft Law on Disabled Being Formulated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401469_text Civil rights and liberties - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 04 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401469_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Government Issues Human Rights Report http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401390_text Human rights - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401390_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Proposed Changes in Investment Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401280_text Investments - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 11 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401280_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Public Debt Law to Be Debated http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401132_text Economics and Public Finance - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported A draft law on public debt was discussed on March 9, 2009, in committees of Vietnam's National Assembly, as well as by the Assembly's Council on Ethnic Nationalities. The debate centers on whether or not the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401132_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Stricter Measures Against Drunk Driving http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401047_text Workers safety and health - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported A draft law on public debt was discussed on March 9, 2009, in committees of Vietnam's National Assembly, as well as by the Assembly's Council on Ethnic Nationalities. The debate centers on whether or not the On February 17, 2009, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced new, more stringent measures against drunk driving. The provisions, which amend the Law on Road Traffic passed in November 2008 by the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Mar 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401047_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; Vietnam: Economic Partnership Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540946_text Commerce - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported A draft law on public debt was discussed on March 9, 2009, in committees of Vietnam's National Assembly, as well as by the Assembly's Council on Ethnic Nationalities. The debate centers on whether or not the On February 17, 2009, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced new, more stringent measures against drunk driving. The provisions, which amend the Law on Road Traffic passed in November 2008 by the On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540946_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Decree on Sale and Transfer of State-Owned Enterprises http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540770_text Investments - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported A draft law on public debt was discussed on March 9, 2009, in committees of Vietnam's National Assembly, as well as by the Assembly's Council on Ethnic Nationalities. The debate centers on whether or not the On February 17, 2009, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced new, more stringent measures against drunk driving. The provisions, which amend the Law on Road Traffic passed in November 2008 by the On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On October 10, 2008, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued new regulations on the sale and transfer of wholly state-owned enterprises (SOEs). (Decree 109/2008/ND-CP, replacing Decree 80/2005/ND-CP, promulgated in 2005, on the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540770_text Global Legal Monitor: China; Vietnam: Agreement Reached to Complete Land, Maritime Border Demarcation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540759_text International affairs - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported A draft law on public debt was discussed on March 9, 2009, in committees of Vietnam's National Assembly, as well as by the Assembly's Council on Ethnic Nationalities. The debate centers on whether or not the On February 17, 2009, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced new, more stringent measures against drunk driving. The provisions, which amend the Law on Road Traffic passed in November 2008 by the On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On October 10, 2008, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued new regulations on the sale and transfer of wholly state-owned enterprises (SOEs). (Decree 109/2008/ND-CP, replacing Decree 80/2005/ND-CP, promulgated in 2005, on the On October 25, 2008, in a joint statement issued at the end of a visit to China by Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyand#7877;n Tand#7845;n Dand#361;ng, China and Vietnam pledged "to deepen the bilateral all-round strategic cooperation partnership"... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540759_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Decree on Mergers and Acquisitions Being Drafted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540433_text Foreign investment - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported A draft law on public debt was discussed on March 9, 2009, in committees of Vietnam's National Assembly, as well as by the Assembly's Council on Ethnic Nationalities. The debate centers on whether or not the On February 17, 2009, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced new, more stringent measures against drunk driving. The provisions, which amend the Law on Road Traffic passed in November 2008 by the On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On October 10, 2008, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued new regulations on the sale and transfer of wholly state-owned enterprises (SOEs). (Decree 109/2008/ND-CP, replacing Decree 80/2005/ND-CP, promulgated in 2005, on the On October 25, 2008, in a joint statement issued at the end of a visit to China by Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyand#7877;n Tand#7845;n Dand#361;ng, China and Vietnam pledged "to deepen the bilateral all-round strategic cooperation partnership" It was reported on May 2, 2008, that Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is drafting a decree on foreign-related mergers and acquisitions (Mandamp;A). The aim of the draft proposal is "to ensure effective Mandamp;A,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540433_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: National Lawyers' Organization http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540332_text Lawyers and legal services - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported A draft law on public debt was discussed on March 9, 2009, in committees of Vietnam's National Assembly, as well as by the Assembly's Council on Ethnic Nationalities. The debate centers on whether or not the On February 17, 2009, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced new, more stringent measures against drunk driving. The provisions, which amend the Law on Road Traffic passed in November 2008 by the On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On October 10, 2008, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued new regulations on the sale and transfer of wholly state-owned enterprises (SOEs). (Decree 109/2008/ND-CP, replacing Decree 80/2005/ND-CP, promulgated in 2005, on the On October 25, 2008, in a joint statement issued at the end of a visit to China by Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyand#7877;n Tand#7845;n Dand#361;ng, China and Vietnam pledged "to deepen the bilateral all-round strategic cooperation partnership" It was reported on May 2, 2008, that Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is drafting a decree on foreign-related mergers and acquisitions (Mandamp;A). The aim of the draft proposal is "to ensure effective Mandamp;A, A prime ministerial decision of January 16, 2008, approved a plan for the establishment of a national lawyers' organization in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) and of a steering committee for the SRV's first national... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540332_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Piracy at Sea http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540384_text Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported A draft law on public debt was discussed on March 9, 2009, in committees of Vietnam's National Assembly, as well as by the Assembly's Council on Ethnic Nationalities. The debate centers on whether or not the On February 17, 2009, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced new, more stringent measures against drunk driving. The provisions, which amend the Law on Road Traffic passed in November 2008 by the On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On October 10, 2008, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued new regulations on the sale and transfer of wholly state-owned enterprises (SOEs). (Decree 109/2008/ND-CP, replacing Decree 80/2005/ND-CP, promulgated in 2005, on the On October 25, 2008, in a joint statement issued at the end of a visit to China by Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyand#7877;n Tand#7845;n Dand#361;ng, China and Vietnam pledged "to deepen the bilateral all-round strategic cooperation partnership" It was reported on May 2, 2008, that Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is drafting a decree on foreign-related mergers and acquisitions (Mandamp;A). The aim of the draft proposal is "to ensure effective Mandamp;A, A prime ministerial decision of January 16, 2008, approved a plan for the establishment of a national lawyers' organization in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) and of a steering committee for the SRV's first national On January 17, 2008, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) promulgated Decision No. 12/2008/QD-TTg, along with the Regulation on Coordination in Implementation of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540384_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Law on Personal Income Tax http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540388_text Taxation - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported A draft law on public debt was discussed on March 9, 2009, in committees of Vietnam's National Assembly, as well as by the Assembly's Council on Ethnic Nationalities. The debate centers on whether or not the On February 17, 2009, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced new, more stringent measures against drunk driving. The provisions, which amend the Law on Road Traffic passed in November 2008 by the On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On October 10, 2008, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued new regulations on the sale and transfer of wholly state-owned enterprises (SOEs). (Decree 109/2008/ND-CP, replacing Decree 80/2005/ND-CP, promulgated in 2005, on the On October 25, 2008, in a joint statement issued at the end of a visit to China by Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyand#7877;n Tand#7845;n Dand#361;ng, China and Vietnam pledged "to deepen the bilateral all-round strategic cooperation partnership" It was reported on May 2, 2008, that Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is drafting a decree on foreign-related mergers and acquisitions (Mandamp;A). The aim of the draft proposal is "to ensure effective Mandamp;A, A prime ministerial decision of January 16, 2008, approved a plan for the establishment of a national lawyers' organization in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) and of a steering committee for the SRV's first national On January 17, 2008, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) promulgated Decision No. 12/2008/QD-TTg, along with the Regulation on Coordination in Implementation of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed The National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam approved the country's first Personal Income Tax Law on November 21, 2007 (Law No. 04/2007/QH12). It was promulgated by Decree No. 13/2007/L-CTN on December 5, 2007, and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540388_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations; Vietnam: Non-Permanent Security Council Member Status http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540179_text International affairs - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported A draft law on public debt was discussed on March 9, 2009, in committees of Vietnam's National Assembly, as well as by the Assembly's Council on Ethnic Nationalities. The debate centers on whether or not the On February 17, 2009, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced new, more stringent measures against drunk driving. The provisions, which amend the Law on Road Traffic passed in November 2008 by the On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On October 10, 2008, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued new regulations on the sale and transfer of wholly state-owned enterprises (SOEs). (Decree 109/2008/ND-CP, replacing Decree 80/2005/ND-CP, promulgated in 2005, on the On October 25, 2008, in a joint statement issued at the end of a visit to China by Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyand#7877;n Tand#7845;n Dand#361;ng, China and Vietnam pledged "to deepen the bilateral all-round strategic cooperation partnership" It was reported on May 2, 2008, that Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is drafting a decree on foreign-related mergers and acquisitions (Mandamp;A). The aim of the draft proposal is "to ensure effective Mandamp;A, A prime ministerial decision of January 16, 2008, approved a plan for the establishment of a national lawyers' organization in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) and of a steering committee for the SRV's first national On January 17, 2008, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) promulgated Decision No. 12/2008/QD-TTg, along with the Regulation on Coordination in Implementation of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed The National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam approved the country's first Personal Income Tax Law on November 21, 2007 (Law No. 04/2007/QH12). It was promulgated by Decree No. 13/2007/L-CTN on December 5, 2007, and On October 16, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly voted almost unanimously (183 out of 190 votes) in favor of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam becoming a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council for the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540179_text Global Legal Monitor: Vietnam: Pharmaceutical Price Controls http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540194_text Commerce - The Vietnamese legislature is considering adopting a law on entry, exit, and residence of foreigners that would have a unilateral visa exemption for foreign visitors. On January 12, 2014, Nguyen Kim Khoa, the Chair of the Under a government decree of October 16, 2013, Vietnam will be increasing the fines imposed for copyright infringement. The highest level fine for an individual who infringes on a copyright will be VND250 million (about US$11,700); The Vietnamese government adopted the Decree on Management, Provision, and Use of Internet Services and Information Content Online (Decree 72/2013-ND-CP) on July 15, 2013; it became effective on September 1, 2013. (English translation of the On January 7, 2013, Vietnam's government issued a resolution giving tax-related benefits to businesses and individuals. Resolution No. 02/NQ-CP was formulated in response to the economic difficulties in the country. It allows businesses a six-month extension Amid escalating tension in the dispute over the East Sea (also known as the South China Sea), Vietnam approved a national Law on the Sea, which was officially announced by the President of Vietnam on July Since its promulgation in 1994, the first Labor Code of Vietnam (International Labor Organization, NATLEX) has been amended three times, in 2002, 2006, and 2007. In 2012, the Code was amended again after approval by Based on the European Union (EU) Council Decision No. 2012/279/EU of May 14, 2012 (EURLEX database), the representatives of Member States approved the signing of a partnership and cooperation agreement with Vietnam. (EU States On April 3, 2012, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued Decree No. 24/2012/ND-CP on the management of gold trading. The Decree stipulates that there will be a government monopoly of bullion On October 11, 2011, China and Vietnam signed an agreement aimed at resolving their disputes over control of parts of the South China Sea. The maritime borders at issue, over which Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, and On August 2, 2011, in a trial that lasted only half a day, Vietnam's Supreme People's Court upheld on appeal a lower court ruling that sentenced civil rights lawyer and dissident Cu Huy Ha Vu to Vietnam's Ministry of Finance has drafted a decree that will change the maximum level of investment by state-owned enterprises in businesses outside of their core areas of responsibility. The draft is already being circulated to various Lawyer-activist Cu Huy Ha Vu was convicted by the people's court of Hanoi on April 1, 2011, in a one-day trial, of spreading propaganda against and defaming the state in violation of article 88 of the Effective June 6, 2010, Vietnam's Ministry of Finance Circular 66/2010/TT-BTC, amending the country's transfer pricing regulation (Circular 117/2005/TT-BTC) will take effect. Application of the new Circular is limited to transactions between enterprises and their related parties; In April 2010, Vietnam adopted an implementation plan for the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC, signed by Vietnam on Dec. 10, 2003, and ratified on Aug. 19, 2009; text in English available from the U.N. It was reported on February 22, 2010, that Vietnam's Ministry of Justice has placed on its website a revised draft of the Capital Law. Provisions that would have given Hanoi municipal officials the right to issue According to a report issued by the Open Source Center (OSC) on July 9, 2009, Vietnam has launched a campaign to suppress bloggers, which "appears to be aimed at halting the relatively free political expression that It was reported on July 14, 2009, that the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was to begin a comprehensive inspection of all basic construction projects receiving assistance from the country's fiscal stimulus package, in On July 10, 2009, Vietnam's Ministry of Labour, War Invalids, and Social Welfare and the Vietnam Assistance for the Handicapped organization held a third workshop to gather advice from local and international experts on the drafting On May 8, 2009, Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Binh Minh, presented a report on the country's human rights status to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, It was reported on May 1, 2009, that Vietnam is finalizing the draft of a new law that would amend several of the country's laws on investment, construction, the environment, and taxation, among others. The purported A draft law on public debt was discussed on March 9, 2009, in committees of Vietnam's National Assembly, as well as by the Assembly's Council on Ethnic Nationalities. The debate centers on whether or not the On February 17, 2009, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam announced new, more stringent measures against drunk driving. The provisions, which amend the Law on Road Traffic passed in November 2008 by the On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for On October 10, 2008, the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued new regulations on the sale and transfer of wholly state-owned enterprises (SOEs). (Decree 109/2008/ND-CP, replacing Decree 80/2005/ND-CP, promulgated in 2005, on the On October 25, 2008, in a joint statement issued at the end of a visit to China by Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyand#7877;n Tand#7845;n Dand#361;ng, China and Vietnam pledged "to deepen the bilateral all-round strategic cooperation partnership" It was reported on May 2, 2008, that Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is drafting a decree on foreign-related mergers and acquisitions (Mandamp;A). The aim of the draft proposal is "to ensure effective Mandamp;A, A prime ministerial decision of January 16, 2008, approved a plan for the establishment of a national lawyers' organization in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) and of a steering committee for the SRV's first national On January 17, 2008, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) promulgated Decision No. 12/2008/QD-TTg, along with the Regulation on Coordination in Implementation of the Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed The National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam approved the country's first Personal Income Tax Law on November 21, 2007 (Law No. 04/2007/QH12). It was promulgated by Decree No. 13/2007/L-CTN on December 5, 2007, and On October 16, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly voted almost unanimously (183 out of 190 votes) in favor of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam becoming a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council for the On September 7, 2007, the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) issued a decree on new regulations aimed at stabilizing rising drug prices in the country. Heretofore, the means of enforcing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540194_text