On 18th April 2017, The Ministry of Planning and Investment promulgated Circular 02/2017/TT-BKHDT regarding the coordination in performing registration procedures for investment and business to foreign investors (“Circular 02”).
On 5th April 2017, the Government promulgated Decree No. 42/2017/ND-CP (“Decree 42”) on amending and supplementing a number of articles in Decree No.59/2015/ND-CP dated 18th June 2015 on Civil Construction Project Management (“Decree 59”).
On 3rd April 2017, the Government promulgated Decree 35/2017/ND-CP regarding the economic rent of land, land use, and surface water in Economic Zones and High-Technology Zones (“Decree 35”).
On 28th December 2016, the Ministry of Industry and Trade promulgated Circular No. 35/2016/TT-BCT on definition of intra-corporate transferees, who work for foreign enterprises operating in 11 service sectors as specified in Schedule of Specific Commitments in Services between Vietnam and the World Trade Organization (“WTO”), are eligible for work permit exemption (“Circular 35”).
Amendment and Supplementation on Administrative Penalties in the Violations of Copyrights and Related Rights and Culture, Sports, Tourism, and Advertisement
On 20th March 2017, the Government promulgated Decree No. 28/2017/ND-CP (“Decree 28”) on amending and supplementing a number of articles of Decree No.131/2013/ND-CP dated 16 October 2013 by the Government on administrative penalties in the violations of copyright and related rights (“Decree 131”) and Decree No.
On 30th December 2016, the State Bank of Vietnam promulgated Circular 39/2016/TT-NHNN regulating lending practices of credit institutions and branches of foreign banks (“Circular 39”) in order to reconcile and enumerate regulations of the conditions and requirements of loans from credit institutions and branches of foreign banks in Vietnam (hereinafter referred to as “CI”).