New decree restricts use of alcohol on screen

New decree restricts use of alcohol on screen

The Government has issued a decree stipulating the details of several articles to the Law on Prevention and Control of Harmful Effects of Alcohol, including restricting the use of images of actors and actresses drinking alcohol in theatrical, film and television works.
Fresh policies take effect since May 2019

Fresh policies take effect since May 2019

A series of policies on false denunciations, new emission standards for second-hand vehicle imports, Labor Code on licensing outsourcing services shall take effect from May 2019.
Vietnam changes rules in medical devices business 

Vietnam changes rules in medical devices business 

Domestic and foreign medical device businesses in Vietnam are expected to enjoy favourable conditions thanks to a newly-issued decree.
New decree aims to get rid of PPP impediments

New decree aims to get rid of PPP impediments

Vietnam’s newly issued Decree No. 63/2018/ND-CP on investment in the form of public-private partnership is expected to take effect on June 19, 2018 as part of the government’s efforts to address the existing obstacles to making infrastructure projects in various sectors more appealing to investors.
Laws change property sector

Laws change property sector

The introduction of key legal documents dominated the property headlines last year.
Business red tape sliced

Business red tape sliced 1

Two new decrees are to cut through business registration regulations to put foreign investors’ minds at rest.
Foreign animal feed makers face tough punishment

Foreign animal feed makers face tough punishment

Foreign animal feed-maker law breakers may be kicked out of the Vietnamese market.
Equitisation process needs a shot in the arm

Equitisation process needs a shot in the arm

A new decree on equitisation is in the works as authorities hope to accelerate the equitisation progress and enhance the role of market forces in Vietnam’s economy.
Cautious roll of dice

Cautious roll of dice

Most lawmakers support the issuance of a specialised decree on prize-wining gaming services, but want to tighten conditions for opening a gaming service facility to minimise impacts on society.
Back to school for education regulations

Back to school for education regulations

Vietnam has just chalked up a broad suite of guidelines for foreign investors to jump into the country’s education and training sector.
Workers are struggling to survive

Workers are struggling to survive

By 2013, price is climbing, the minimum wage should be VND3.5 million ($168.3) to meet today’s workers’ livelihoods.” - Dang Quang Dieu Chief of VGCL’s Institute of Labour Research
M&A landscape needs greater clarity

M&A landscape needs greater clarity

At the moment, however, potential foreign investors can only wait in anticipation that the government opts to takes one step forward in the right direction without the two steps back.
High-tech agriculture takes root

High-tech agriculture takes root

The agriculture sector for many years was an ugly duckling for investors. However, more investors are seeing its huge profit potential with the harnessing of advanced technologies for agriculture manufacturing. Linh Thuy reports.
Land issues box investors into a corner

Land issues box investors into a corner

Land clearance is emerging as the biggest issue blocking many foreign direct investment projects from prospering in Vietnam. Ngoc Linh takes a closer look.
Insuring the insurance  market gets in order

Insuring the insurance market gets in order

On February 15, 2012, new regulations on insurance sector business activities came into effect under Decree No. 123/2011/ND-CP (“Decree 123”) detailing the Law on Amendments to the Law on Insurance Business being effective from July 2011.
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