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01 Jan
Amending and supplementing a number of article of the insurance business law 2010

18-08-2014

The Insurance Business Law is to protect the legitimate rights and interests of organizations and individuals involved in insurance; promote the insurance business; contribute to promote and maintain the sustainable development of the economy – society, stable people’s lives; enhance the effectiveness of state management for business insurance.
CONTENT
Article 1. Amending and supplementing a number of articles of Law on insurance business.
Article 2. This Law takes effect from July 01, 2011.

Source: Ministry of Justice

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01 Jan
Law on excise tax

20-06-2014

The Law on Excise Tax provides for taxable and non-taxable objects, and payers, bases, refund, deduction and reduction of excise tax.
CONTENT
Chapter 1: General Provisions
Chapter 2: Tax bases
Chapter 3: Tax refund, deduction and reduction
Chapter 4: Implementation provisions
Tax rate for alcohol and beer products had some changes from January 1, 2013.
Source: Ministry of Finance
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01 Jan
Circular 111/2013/TT-BTC on personal income tax

08-06-2014

Circular 111/2013/TT-BTC prescribes the implementation of the law on personal income tax, the law on the amendments to the law on personal income tax, and the governmental decree No 65/2013/ND-CP elaborating a number of articles of the law on personal income tax and the law on the amendments to the law on personal income tax.
Content
CHAPTER 1: General provisions
CHAPTER 2: Basis for calculating tax incurred by residents
CHAPTER 3: Basis for calculating tax incurred by non-residents
CHAPTER 4: Tax registration, tax deduction, tax declaration, tax settlement, tax refund
CHAPTER 5: Implementation
Source: Ministry of Finance
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01 Jan
Act on customs 2014

18-08-2014

Act on customs 2014, issued by The Socialist Republic of Vietnam prescribes the State management over customs with regard to exported, imported or transited goods, transport means on exit, entry and in transit, of foreign and domestic organizations and individuals; and the organization and operation of the customs service.
This Law shall apply to: Organizations and individuals that export, import or transit goods, and/or have transport means on exit, entry, and in transit; customs offices and customs officers; other State bodies involved in coordinating the State management over customs.
This law is validated from January 1st, 2015
Content
CHAPTER 1: General provisions
CHAPTER 2: Task and organization of the customs
CHAPTER 3: Customs procedures, customs inspection and supervision regimes
CHAPTER 4: Organization of the collection of taxes and other levies on export and import goods
CHAPTER 5: Prevention and combat of smuggling and illegal cross-border goods transportation
CHƯƠNG 6: Information of customs and export, import declaration.
CHAPTER 7: State management over customs
CHAPTER 8: Implementation provisions
Source: Vietnam customs
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01 Jan
List of projects calling for FDI (until 2020)

12-08-2014

Vietnamese government has issued list of projects that call for FDI till 2020. The list consists of 127 projects focusing mainly on infrastructure.
The Decision takes effect from April 29, 2014.
The list includes:
1. Infrastructure
1.1  Traffic infrastructure
–      Road
–      Railway
–      Airport
–      Sea port
1.2  Energy infrastructure
1.3  Urban infrastructure
–      Urban traffic
–      Urban water supply
–      Urban solid waste treatment
1.4  Industrial system development
2. Social infrastructure system
2.1  Education and Training
–      International standard university
–      Special vocation and training centres
2.2  Health care infrastructure system
–      High quality specialised hospitals
–      International standard general hospitals
–      Pharmaceutical and health care equipment manufacture
2.3  Tourism and culture infrastructure development
3. Agriculture
3.1  Agriculture (cropping and farming)
–      High tech agriculture complex
–      Planting
–      Animal husbandry
3.2  Fishery
3.3  Forestry
4. Preservation and processing
5. Production – services
Source: Ministry of Planning & Investment
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01 Jan
New tariff for export and import goods 2013

20-08-2014

Circular No 164/2013/TT-BTC, issued by Ministry of Finance, gives out new tariff for export and import goods. This law will be applied since January 1st, 2014.
For further details, please download the following file.
Source: Ministry of finance
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01 Jan
Decree for detail and guide of the implementation of law on enterprise income tax

06-08-2014

Decree 218/2013/ND-CP regulates in detail and guides the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on corporate income tax and the Law on amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on corporate income tax including: taxpayer, taxable income, Exempt income, determination of taxable income, loss and loss carrying; revenues, deducted or undeducted expenses when determining the taxable income, tax rate, method of tax calculation, tax incentives and conditions for application of tax incentives.
Content:
CHAPTER 1: General provisions
CHAPTER 2: Grounds and method of tax calculation
CHAPTER 3: Income from transfer of real estate
CHAPTER 4: Incentive corporate income tax
CHAPTER 5: Implementation provisions
Source: Ministry of justice
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01 Jan
Laws on Investment 2005

18-08-2013

This Law regulates investment activities for business purposes; the rights and obligations of investors; the guarantee of lawful rights and interests of investors; encouragement of investment and investment incentives; State administration of investment activities in Vietnam and offshore investment from Vietnam
Content
CHAPTER 1: General provisions
CHAPTER 2: Investment guarantees
CHAPTER 3: Rights and obligations of investors
CHAPTER 4: Forms of Investments
CHAPTER 5: Investment sectors and geographical areas, investment incentives and support
Section 1: Investment sectors and geographical areas
Section 2: Investment incentives
Section 3: Investment support
CHAPTER 6: Direct Investment activities
Section 1: Investment procedures
Section 2: Commencement of implementation of investment projects
CHAPTER 7: Business investments funded by State Capital
CHAPTER 8: Offshore Investment
CHAPTER 10: Implementing Provisions
 
Source: Ministry of justice

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01 Jan
Law on publishing 2012

18-08-2014

This law provides for the publishing organization and activities; rights and obligations of agencies, organizations and individuals involved in publishing activities. Publishing activities, including the fields of publishing, printing and release of publications.
This law applies to agencies, organizations, individuals and foreign organizations operating
in Vietnam, foreign individuals residing in Vietnam related to publishing activities.
CONTENT:
Chapter 1: General Provisions
Chapter 2: Publishing field
Chapter 3: Publication printing field
Chapter 4: Publication release field
Chapter 5: Publishing and release of electronic publications
Chapter 6: Implementation provisions
Source: Ministry of Justice
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01 Jan
Detailed guidelines for implementation of law on enterprise 2005 (No 139/2007/ND-CP)

27-03-2012

Decree 139/2007/NĐ-CP guides in detail the implementation of a number of articles of the Enterprise Law regarding the establishment, management organization, operation, re-organization and dissolution of enterprises. This Decree applies to specified companies and enterprises; Individual business households; and other organizations and individuals involved in the stablishment, management organization, operation, re-organization and dissolution of enterprises. It contains 31 articles and takes effect from September 20, 2007.
Article 1. Scope of regulation
Article 2. Subjects of application
Article 3. Application of the Enterprise Law, treaties and relevant laws
Article 4. Prohibited business lines
Article 5. Conditional business lines and business conditions
Article 6. Business lines for which practice certificates are required
Article 7. Business line for which legal capital is required
Article 8. Right to business registration and business activities
Article 9. Right to establish enterprises
Article 10. Right to contribute capital and purchase shares
Article 11. Ban on state agencies and people’s armed forces units from using state capital and assets to contribute capital to, purchases shares from, or establish, enterprises for profit-seeking purposes
Article 12. Additional guidance on a number of rights and obligations of members of limited liability companies
Article 13. Additional guidance on directors (general directors) and Management Board members
Article 14. Number of authorized representatives joining in a Members’ Council or attending a Shareholders’ Meeting
Article 15. Founding shareholders
Article 16. Setting up of branches and representative offices of foreign-invested enterprises
Article 17. Election by accumulative calculation of votes
Article 18. Additional guidance on meetings of the Management Board
Article 19. Transformation of a one-member limited liability company into a limited liability company with two or more members
Article 20. Transformation of join-stock companies or limited liability companies with two or more members into one-member limites companies.
Article 21. Transformation of limites liability companies into joint-stock companies
Article 22. Major contents of written requests for transformation
Article 23. Contents of business registration certificates or business registration in investment certificates applicable to cases of transformation
Article 24. Transformation of private enterprises into limites liability companies
Article 25. Joint-venture enterprises, 100% foreign-owned enterprises which have not been registered or re-registered under the Government’s Decree No. 101/2006/ND-CP
Article 26. Additional guidance on economic groups
Article 27. Supervision by business registration agencies of the order and procedure for conducting Shareholders’ Meetings and issuing decisions of Shareholders’ Meetings
Article 28. Dissolution of enterprises
Article 29. Dissolution of branches
Article 30. Implementation effect
Article 31. Organization of implementation
Source: Ministry of justice
 
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