Nine laws come into effect as from July 2018
There are nine laws coming into effect as from July 2018, including Law on public debt management; Law on guard force; Law on management and use of weapons, explosives and supporting tools; Law on state compensation liability; Law on technology transfer; Law on irrigation; Law on railway; Law on amendments and supplementations to some articles of the Law on Overseas Representative Missions of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Law on access to information.
Amendments to some articles concerning planning of 11 Laws
On June 15, 2018, the National Assembly promulgates the Law on amendments to some articles concerning planning of 11 Laws including: the Law on Food Safety No. 55/2010/QH12, Law on Notarization No. 53/2014/QH13, Law on Pharmacy No. 105/2016/QH13, Law on Investment No. 67/2014/QH13, Law on Public Investment No. 49/2014/QH13, Law on Electricity No. 28/2004/QH11 whose articles are amended by the Law No. 24/2012/QH13, Law on Chemicals No. 06/2007/QH12, Law on Science and Technology No. 29/2013/QH13, Law on Tobacco Control No. 09/2012/QH13, Law on Economical and Efficient Use Of Energy No. 50/2010/QH12 and Law on Children No. 102/2016/QH13.
Stipulation on government guarantee issuance and management
On June 26, 2018, the Government promulgates Decree No. 91/2018/ND-CP regarding government guarantee issuance and management. This Decree deals with the issuance and management of government guarantees, including: appraisal, approval and issuance of government guarantees; Management of government guarantees; and responsibility of authorities, organizations and individuals involved in issuing and managing government guarantees.
The new Competition Law comes into force as of July 1, 2019
On June 12, 2018, the National Assembly promulgates the Competition Law. This Law sets forth anti-competitive practices, economic concentration that causes or may cause anti-competitive effects on the market of Vietnam; unfair competition practices; competition legal proceedings; sanctions against violations of competition law; state management of competition.
Promulgating the Law on Denunciation
On June 12, 2018, the National Assembly promulgates the Law on Denunciation. This Law provides for denunciation and settlement of denunciations of violations against the law during performance of duties and other violations against the law related to state management of fields; protection of denouncers and responsibilities of organizations for management of denunciation settlement.
Passing the Law on cybersecurity
On June 12, 2018, Law No. 24/2018/QH14 on cybersecurity is passed by the 14th National Assembly of Socialist Republic of Vietnam during its fifth session.
Stipulation on foreign cooperation and investment in education
The Government has just issued Decree No. 86/2018/ND-CP dated June 06, 2018 stipulating regulations on foreign cooperation and investment in education including: joint education and training with foreign partners, foreign-invested educational institutions; representative offices of foreign education institutions in Vietnam.
14 types of beneficiaries benefit from the legal aid policy
With 93,28 per cent of approval votes, the 16th National Assembly passed a Legal aid Law in the 9th session’s June 20 sitting. Under the Law, which will take effect on January 1, 2018, the number of legal aid beneficiary groups has increased from 6 groups to 14.