New regulations for detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of articles of the copyright and related rights.

The Decree No. 22/2018/NĐ-CP detailing a number of articles and guiding the implementation of the Law on Intellectual Property regarding the copyright and related rights (“The Decree No.22”),  will take effect from April 10, 2018, replacing the Decree No.100/2006/NĐ-CP and the Decree No. 8...

New regulations on the conditions for granting Certificates of Eligibility for the production or trading of conditional production and business chemicals in industry.

Decree No. 113/2017/ND-CP which specifies  and provides  guidelines for the implementation of certain articles of the Law on  Chemicals (“Decree 113”) became effective as of 25 November 2017 and replaces  Decree No. 108/2008/ND-CP dated 07 October  2008 which specified  and provided  gui...

42 banks to provide guarantees for home purchases

The State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) has released a list of 42 commercial banks, which are eligible to provide guarantees for future home purchases, according to Circular 13/2017. The list includes domestic large-sized joint stock commercial banks such as Agribank, Vietcombank, Vietinbank and ABBan...

Nearly 11,000 new firms established in November

In November 2017, nearly 11,000 enterprises were established with a registered capital of VNĐ109.9 trillion (US$4.8 billion), data of the Ministry of Planning and Investment revealed. This was a decrease of 2.1 per cent in the number of newly-established businesses and 7.8 per cent in registere...

Use of geographical indications for Vietnamese products overseas defined

The Government has issued Resolution No. 91 / NQ-CP on licensing the use of geographical indications for Vietnamese products and services overseas. The Government has assigned the Ministry of Science and Technology to license the use of the words ‘Viet’ or ‘Viet Nam’ for the certificatio...

Foreign investment in Vietnam may reach $28 billion by end of 2017

By the end of 2017, Vietnam will see soaring foreign investment capital, reaching $28 billion with an expected record in disbursed FDI capital of $17 billion. Soaring foreign investment capital In its report submitted to the 12th Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s sixth plenary me...