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[VietlawOnline] - Weekly Newsletter No. 474 from 08 - 14 Sep. 2020
Tax sanctions:
Late payment interest shall not be exempt because of “failure to catch tax policy”

Official letter No. 3165/TCT-QLN dated August 6th, 2020 of the General Department of Taxation regarding cancellation of calculation of late payment interest on withholding tax

According to Clause 1 Article 35 of Circular No. 156/2013/TT-BTCstatus2 (amended at Circular No. 26/2015/TT-BTC), cases of late payment of taxes due to force majeure shall be exempt from late payment interest.

However, the Ministry of Finance assumes that the late payment of taxes because of “failure to catch tax policy” does not belong to the force majeure case; it is not entitled to exemption from late payment interest.

left_menu_bullet It is allowable to supplement sub-constructors to ensure progress of EPC tender packages
left_menu_bullet Regarding Preview copy of C/O form D
left_menu_bullet Regarding policy on import of discarded materials from domestic enterprises by EPEs
left_menu_bullet EPEs shall be exempt from license upon import of discarded materials from domestic enterprises
left_menu_bullet List of high-ranking hotels in Ho Chi Minh city serving as quarantine sites for Covid-19 prevention and control
left_menu_bullet Regarding duty incentives upon transforming an EPE into a normal enterprise
left_menu_bullet Regarding PIT on profits from investment funds
left_menu_bullet Regarding tax policy applicable to EPEs
left_menu_bullet Regarding VAT rate applicable to pharmaceuticals used as raw materials for production of medicines
left_menu_bullet Regarding VAT rate applicable to imported dental instruments
left_menu_bullet Investigation into anti-dumping imposition on cold-rolled steel products shall be extended to March 3rd, 2021
left_menu_bullet It is not allowable to defer payment of withholding tax paid on behalf of foreign contractors due to Covid-19
left_menu_bullet Eight hotels in HCMC ready to serve as paid quarantine facilities for Covid-19 prevention and control
left_menu_bullet It is allowable to submit the scan of C/O for entitlement of preferences
left_menu_bullet Foreign construction contractors must be granted licenses before carrying out construction activities
Index:
Business registration:

- Regarding registration for provision of legal consultancy, legal service

Capital transfer:

- Guidelines on declaration of withholding tax on incomes from capital transfer of a foreign contractor

Certificate of Origin (C/O):

- How to present information about self-certification of goods origin under EVFTA

Dependants:

- It is required to register dependants again upon changing workplace

Education - Training:

- Conditions for employment of unqualified teachers

Electricity - Energy:

- Master scheme for development of smart grids in Vietnam

Foreign Investment:

- Regarding registration of additionally - increased charter capital

- Regarding business lines and conditions for market access of foreign investors

Foreign laborers:

- Guidelines on procedures for Covid-19 quarantine at hotels

Import and export duties:

- Imposition of official anti-dumping duty on plastic products made from propylene originating in China, Thailand and Malaysia

Market Management:

- Imposition of official anti-dumping duty on monosodium glutamate products originating in China and Indonesia

Securities:

- The policy on reduction of charges for securities-related services shall be extended to June 30th, 2021

Steel and Iron:

- From June 15th, 2020: Import quota on colour coated galvalume sheets shall be removed

- Import quota on colour coated galvalume sheets has been removed from June 15th 2020

Tax of Personal Income:

- Regarding PIT on bonuses

Tax refund:

- Regarding VAT refund with regard to investment project

Tax sanctions:

- Late payment interest shall not be exempt because of “failure to catch tax policy”

Telecommunications:

- Promulgation of National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility for mobile devices

- National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility for mobile devices

New documents

1. Regarding business lines and conditions for market access of foreign investors

Official letter No. 5622/BKHDT-DTNN dated August 27th, 2020 of the Ministry of Planning and Investment regarding proposal to abrogate point dd Clause 2 Article 10 of Decree No. 118/2015/ND-CPstatus2

Posted: 1/9/2020 1:57:34 PM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 5:06:23 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5038 | Vietlaw: 474

Relating to regulations on business lines and conditions for market access with regard to foreign investors, currently, they are additionally regulated at Article 9 of 2020 Law on Investment, which takes effect from January 1st, 2021.

In addition, the Ministry of Planning and Investment is assuming the prime responsibility for elaborating a Decree on amending Decree No. 118/2015/ND-CPstatus2 , in which detailing lists of business lines with limitations on market access with regard to foreign investors, including business lines not yet allowable for market access and business lines allowable for market access under conditions.

Apart from such lists, foreign investors are allowable to apply conditions for market access as provided for domestic investors.

nexto  Charter capital of FDI enterprises shall be only presented in VND (13/7/2020) 

nexto  It is required to have the written certification of fulfillment of tax obligation upon making outward investment (21/7/2020) 

nexto  Vietnam shall be competent to consider whether or not recognize awards of investment disputes under EVIPA within 5 years (2/7/2020) 

nexto  Law on Investment (applicable from January 1st, 2021) (9/7/2020) 

2. How to present information about self-certification of goods origin under EVFTA

Official letter No. 2480/HQHCM-GSQL dated August 26th, 2020 of the Customs Department of Ho Chi Minh city regarding guidelines on how to present information about self-certification of goods origin.

Posted: 31/8/2020 3:42:46 PM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 9:56:10 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5037 | Vietlaw: 474

The way to present information about self-certification of goods origin for enjoyment of duty preferences the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is regulated in details at Article 24, Article 27 and Annex VII of Circular No. 1/2020/TT-BCT.

Accordingly, enterprises may refer the aforesaid clauses in order to present information about self-certification of goods origin for enjoyment of EVFTA duty.

nexto  Guidelines on proof of origin under the EVFTA (31/8/2020) status2

nexto  It is allowable to submit the scan of C/O for entitlement of preferences (28/8/2020) 

nexto  C/O under CPTPP Agreement shall be additionally submitted within 12 months (27/8/2020) 

nexto  Goods imported from China shall not be issued with C/O form D (14/8/2020) 

3. It is required to register dependants again upon changing workplace

Official letter No. 3488/TCT-DNNCN dated August 25th, 2020 of the General Department of Taxation providing guidelines on 2019’s personal income tax (PIT) accounting

Posted: 26/8/2020 3:12:15 PM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 9:56:22 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5033 | Vietlaw: 474

According to point c.2.3 Clause 1 Article 9 of Circular No. 111/2013/TT-BTCstatus2 , a taxpayer may make deductions for his/her dependants from the month when the custody is given. If the taxpayer has not yet made registered the family circumstance-based deductions in a tax year, the deductions shall be re-calculated upon making PIT accounting.

Notably, according to point i Clause 1 Article 9 Circular No. 111/2013/TT-BTCstatus2 , the application for registration of family circumstance-based deductions for dependants must be re-submitted when the taxpayer changes his/her workplace.

4. Conditions for employment of unqualified teachers

Circular No. 24/2020/TT-BGDDT dated August 25th, 2020 of the Ministry of Education and Training on employment of unqualified teachers and educational administrators in preschool education institutions, primary schools, and lower secondary schools

Posted: 28/8/2020 9:39:50 AM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 5:04:21 PM (GMT+7) | Vietlaw: 474

This Circular sets forth conditions for employment of unqualified teachers who have not met qualified teacher status requirements as prescribed in the new Law on Education No. 43/2019/QH14, applicable to teachers at public, people-founded, or private educational institutions.

This Circular takes effect from October 10th, 2020 and abrogates Decision No. 22/2006/QD-BGDDT dated May 12th, 2006.

* Eff. date: Saturday, October 10, 2020

nexto  Regulations on national sign language standards for persons with disabilities (1/7/2020) 

nexto  Regarding withholding tax with regard to online training service (19/6/2020) 

nexto  Regulations on management of funding for training foreign students studying under learning agreements in Vietnam (19/6/2020) 

nexto  Regulation on high school graduation exam (5/6/2020) 

5. Late payment interest shall not be exempt because of “failure to catch tax policy”

Official letter No. 3165/TCT-QLN dated August 6th, 2020 of the General Department of Taxation regarding cancellation of calculation of late payment interest on withholding tax

Posted: 26/8/2020 2:13:50 PM | Latest updated: 31/8/2020 4:39:08 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5034 | Vietlaw: 474

According to Clause 1 Article 35 of Circular No. 156/2013/TT-BTCstatus2 (amended at Circular No. 26/2015/TT-BTC), cases of late payment of taxes due to force majeure shall be exempt from late payment interest.

However, the Ministry of Finance assumes that the late payment of taxes because of “failure to catch tax policy” does not belong to the force majeure case; it is not entitled to exemption from late payment interest.

nexto  How to calculate number of days of late payment of tax (13/4/2020) 

nexto  Regarding penalties for administrative violations upon carrying out procedures for invalidation of tax ID number (16/1/2020) 

nexto  Announcement of tax arrears may be sent via email (14/1/2020) 

nexto  Regarding late payment interest rate applicable to tax arrears arisen before July 1st, 2016 (17/2/2020) 

6. Guidelines on procedures for Covid-19 quarantine at hotels

Official letter No. 4465/SYT-NVY dated August 5th, 2020 of the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh city regarding guidelines on registration for pay-to-stay Covid-19 quarantine for people entering Vietnam for work in Ho Chi Minh city

Posted: 17/8/2020 2:23:56 PM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 5:06:02 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5038 | Vietlaw: 474

This document is to provide guidelines for enterprises in Ho Chi Minh city to choose the measure of quarantine for Covid-19 prevention and control with regard to foreign experts, workers coming the enterprises to work.

The registration process is carried out as follows:

- Choosing hotels on the List of high - ranking hotels designated by the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh city as provided at Official letter No. 2814/UBND-VX dated July 24th, 2020.

- Submitting dossiers to the International Health Quarantine Centre of Ho Chi Minh city; Ho Chi Minh city Center for Disease Control; Medical Centers of districts/rural districts where the hotels are located. A dossier comprises:

+ The List of experts that have been approved by the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh city;

+ The written approval of the Immigration Department – the Ministry of Public Security;

+ Hotels’ information.

Hotels where enterprises register for quarantine shall coordinate with related units in transporting experts from the airport to the hotels.

nexto  Conditions for foreign experts coming Vietnam after August 5th, 2020 (27/7/2020) 

nexto  Criteria to determine a foreigner being a “resident” (28/7/2020) 

nexto  Exchange rate used for calculation of social insurance contributions applicable in the last 6 months of 2020: VND 23,235 /USD (20/7/2020) 

nexto  Regarding maternity benefit fot foreign laborers (30/6/2020) 

7. Regarding registration for provision of legal consultancy, legal service

Official letter No. 4750/BKHDT-DKKD dated July 23rd, 2020 of the Ministry of Planning and Investment regarding registration for provision of legal consultancy, legal service

Posted: 30/7/2020 8:41:29 AM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 9:55:40 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5013 | Vietlaw: 474

According to opinions of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, if an enterprise registers to engage in any of these business lines, the registration shall be made at Service of Justice with the legal grounds being the Law on Lawyer No. 65/2006/QH11status2 and Resolution No. 65/2006/NQ-QH11:

- Participation in legal proceedings

- Representation of clients beyond legal proceedings

- Legal consultancy

- Legal service

The aforesaid regulations apply to other business lines which include the phrases of “legal consultancy”, “legal service”.

Other business lines which do not include the phrases of "legal consultancy", "legal service" (for example, financial consultancy, tax-related consultancy, enterprise registration -related consultancy, consultancy for overseas study, tourism, work permit, temporary residence card for foreigners, etc), they shall be registered and operate according to regulations of the Law on enterprises.

Companies that have registered to engage according to the Law on enterprises in business lines including the phrases of “legal consultancy, legal service”, they must registered at Service of Justice.

nexto  Measures to improve business environment (13/1/2020) 

nexto  How to determine an enterprise’s name which overlaps with another enterprise’s name (26/12/2019) 

nexto  Issues relating to naming enterprise (21/12/2019) 

nexto  It is required to initial each page of the application for investment registration (10/12/2019) 

8. Imposition of official anti-dumping duty on monosodium glutamate products originating in China and Indonesia

Decision No. 1933/QD-BCT dated July 22nd, 2020 of the Minister of Industry and Trade on imposition of anti-dumping duty on some monosodium glutamate products originating in the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Indonesia

Posted: 27/7/2020 7:44:01 AM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 9:55:33 AM (GMT+7) | Vietlaw: 474

Decision takes effect from July 23rd, 2020 and terminate effect of Decision No. 881/QD-BCT dated March 18th, 2020.

* Eff. date: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Please be informed that the attached Announcement is neither translated nor included in the English file.

nexto  Materials consistently packaged in bags must have labels (3/7/2020) 

nexto  Regulations on charges for settlement of competition cases (26/6/2020) 

nexto  Types of business and activities are still suspended in Ho Chi Minh city after April 24th, 2020 (27/4/2020) 

nexto  Regulations in details on the Competition Law (26/3/2020) 

9. Imposition of official anti-dumping duty on plastic products made from propylene originating in China, Thailand and Malaysia

Decision No. 1900/QD-BCT dated July 20th, 2020 of the Ministry of Industry and Trade regarding imposition of official anti-dumping duty on some plastic products and products by plastic made from propylene polymers originating in the People's Republic of China, Kingdom of Thailand and Malaysia

Posted: 23/7/2020 7:32:34 AM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 9:55:25 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5011 | Vietlaw: 474

Products by plastic made from propylene polymers of HS codes 3920.20.10 and 3920.20.91 originating in China, Thailand and Malaysia are officially imposed anti- umping duty from July 23rd, 2020.

This Decision takes effect from July 23rd, 2020 and terminates effect of Decision No. 880/QD-BCTstatus1 dated March 18th, 2020.

* Eff. date: Thursday, July 23, 2020

Please be informed that the attached Announcement is neither translated nor included in the English file.

nexto  Imposition of official anti-dumping duty on plastic products made from propylene originating in China, Thailand and Malaysia (29/7/2020) 

nexto  Regarding import duty on goods manufactured at non-tariff zones sold to the domestic market (17/6/2020) 

nexto  Goods imported on the spot under designation of foreign party shall not be entitled to apply ATIGA duty rates (11/5/2020) 

nexto  From March 25th, 2020: Plastics made of propylene shall be subject to provisional anti-dumping duty (23/7/2020) status1

10. The policy on reduction of charges for securities-related services shall be extended to June 30th, 2021

Circular No. 70/2020/TT-BTC dated July 17th, 2020 of the Ministry of Finance on extension of implementation effect of Circular No. 14/2020/TT-BTC dated March 18th, 2020 providing amendments, supplements to a number of articles of Circular No. 127/2018/TT-BTCstatus2 dated December 27th, 2018 of the Minister of Finance prescribing prices of securities-related services rendered by Stock Exchanges and Vietnam Securities Depository for the purpose of assisting organizations and individuals facing difficulties amid Covid-19 pandemic

Posted: 28/7/2020 8:23:22 AM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 9:55:19 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5012 | Vietlaw: 474

The policy on reduction of charges for securities-related services according to Circular No. 14/2020/TT-BTC shall be extended to the end of June 30th, 2021 instead of August 31st, 2020 as regulated previously.

This Circular takes effect from August 31st, 2020.

* Eff. date: Monday, August 31, 2020

nexto  Amendments to guidelines for e-transactions on securities market (11/8/2020) 

nexto  The policy on reduction of charges for securities-related services shall be extended to June 30th, 2021 (29/7/2020) 

nexto  Regarding PIT upon transferring bonds before their maturity (28/7/2020) 

nexto  Amendments to regulations on issuance of corporate bonds (10/7/2020) 

11. Guidelines on declaration of withholding tax on incomes from capital transfer of a foreign contractor

Official letter No. 66768/CT-TTHT dated July 17th, 2020 of the Department of Taxation of Ha Noi city regarding declaration of withholding tax with regard to the activity of capital transfer of a foreign organization

Posted: 21/7/2020 2:53:57 PM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 9:55:13 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5006 | Vietlaw: 474

If a foreign contractor wishes to transfer his capital contributed in a company operating in Vietnam, the responsibility to declare tax on incomes from the capital transfer shall depend on form of activity of such contractor in Vietnam.

In particular:

- If the contractor operates under the Law on enterprises and the Law on Investment, he shall himself declare tax

- If the contractor does not operate under the aforesaid Laws, it depend on whether the transferee is Vietnamese or foreign organization, individual.

+ If the transferee is the Vietnamese organization, individual, the transferee shall himself declare tax.

+ If the transferee is the foreign organization, individual, the company that is receiving the capital shall declare tax.

Currently, there are 2 payable taxes related to the capital transfer, including value added tax (VAT) and enterprise income tax (EIT). In which, VAT shall be exempt according to Clause 8 Article 4 of Circular No. 219/2013/TT-BTCstatus2 .

Time limit for tax declaration is 10 days, counted from the date of signing the contract of capital transfer.

The dossier of tax declaration comprises:

- A declaration form No. 05/TNDN;

- A copy of the transfer contract (if the transfer contract is written in a foreign language, it must be translated into Vietnamese);

- A copy of the capital contribution certificate;

- Original invoices of expenses.

nexto  Regarding tax policy applicable to capital transfer (19/3/2020) 

nexto  Regarding VAT upon transfer of commercial center project (4/3/2020) 

nexto  Regarding tax on incomes from capital transfer of foreign organizations (20/9/2019) 

nexto  Regarding payment of EIT on income from capital transfer in case both transferor and transferee are outside Vietnam (15/11/2019) 

12. From June 15th, 2020: Import quota on colour coated galvalume sheets shall be removed

Official letter No. 2674/GSQL-GQ1 dated July 15th, 2020 of the General Department of Vietnam Customs regarding application of trade remedies to imported colour coated galvalume sheets

Posted: 1/9/2020 2:47:13 PM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 5:06:55 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5038 | Vietlaw: 474

According to Official letter No. 509/PVTM-P1 dated June 30th, 2020, the safeguard measure by tariff quota imposed on imported colour coated galvalume sheets regulated at Decision No. 1931/QD-BCT has expired from June 15th 2020.

Accordingly, from June 15th 2020, import quota on colour coated galvalume sheets has been removed; the items shall be only imposed anti-dumping duty under Decision No. 3198/QD-BCT dated October 24th, 2019.

nexto  From June 15th, 2020: Import quota on colour coated galvalume sheets shall be removed (7/9/2020) 

nexto  Import quota on colour coated galvalume sheets has been removed from June 15th 2020 (7/9/2020) 

nexto  Time limit to review the imposition of anti-dumping measures on H-shape steel products of China shall be extended for more 3 months (24/6/2020) 

nexto  Time limit to review the imposition of anti-dumping measures on plated steel products of China and Korea shall be extended for more 3 months (24/6/2020) 

13. Regarding PIT on bonuses

Official letter No. 64915/CT-TTHT dated July 13th, 2020 of the Department of Taxation of Ha Noi city regarding incomes liable to personal income tax (PIT)

Posted: 21/7/2020 9:57:43 AM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 9:55:05 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5007 | Vietlaw: 474

The regulation at point e Clause 2 Article 2 of Circular No. 111/2013/TT-BTCstatus2 allows the exemption from PIT with regard to some bonuses/rewards but they are mostly given by the state.

Rewards for technical renovations, innovations or inventions are also exempt from PIT provided that such renovations, innovations or inventions are recognized by competent state agencies.

As the result, most of bonuses/rewards given by enterprises shall not be exempt from PIT.

nexto  Regarding PIT on bonuses (23/7/2020) 

nexto  Some issues relating to the application of the new deduction rates based on family circumstances (26/6/2020) 

nexto  The deduction based on family circumstances shall be increased to VND 11 million/month (4/6/2020) 

nexto  [Draft Resolution] The threshold for paying PIT shall be increased to VND 11 million/month (4/6/2020) status1

14. Regarding VAT refund with regard to investment project

Official letter No. 2777/TCT-CS dated July 8th, 2020 of the General Department of Taxation regarding value added tax (VAT) with regard to investment project of Thaco - Mazda Automobile Manufacturing One Number Limited Liability Company

Posted: 13/8/2020 1:56:29 PM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 9:54:32 AM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5024 | Vietlaw: 474

According to point 2 and point 3.c Clause 3 Article 1 of Circular No. 130/2016/TT-BTC, one of the conditions for refund of VAT with regard to an investment project is that enterprise has contributed sufficiently charter capital at the time of requesting for VAT refund.

Accordingly, in case the enterprise requests for refund of VAT of an investment project but at the time of submission of the claim for tax refund the enterprise has not yet contributed sufficiently charter capital under commitments, it shall not be eligible for VAT refund. The already – refunded VAT shall be retroactively collected.

nexto  Amendments to regulaitons on selling selling VAT-refunded goods to foreigners (4/3/2020) 

nexto  Regarding settlement of VAT on re-exported goods (28/10/2019) 

nexto  Regarding VAT refund with regard to goods sold in Vietnam after July 1st, 2016 (8/10/2019) 

nexto  Regarding VAT refund (8/7/2019) 

15. Import quota on colour coated galvalume sheets has been removed from June 15th 2020

Official letter No. 509/PVTM-P1 dated June 30th, 2020 of the Department of Trade Remedies regarding application of trade remedies to imported colour coated galvalume sheets

Posted: 1/9/2020 2:48:25 PM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 5:06:39 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5038 | Vietlaw: 474

This document is announce that the safeguard measure (in the form of tariff quota) imposed on imported colour coated galvalume sheets under Decision No. 1931/QD-BCT dated May 31st, 2017 has expired from June 15th 2020 because there is no decision on extension.

Accordingly, from June 15th, 2020, imported colour coated galvalume sheets shall not be imposed tariff quota as previously.

However, colour coated galvalume sheets imported from China and Korea are still subject to anti-dumping duty until to October 2014 under Decision No. 3198/QD-BCT dated October 24th, 2019.

nexto  From June 15th, 2020: Import quota on colour coated galvalume sheets shall be removed (7/9/2020) 

nexto  Import quota on colour coated galvalume sheets has been removed from June 15th 2020 (7/9/2020) 

nexto  Time limit to review the imposition of anti-dumping measures on H-shape steel products of China shall be extended for more 3 months (24/6/2020) 

nexto  Time limit to review the imposition of anti-dumping measures on plated steel products of China and Korea shall be extended for more 3 months (24/6/2020) 

16. Regarding registration of additionally - increased charter capital

Official letter No. 1042/BKHĐT-ĐKKD dated February 21st, 2020 of the Ministry of Planning and Investment regarding foreign investor's capital contribution

Posted: 14/8/2020 2:13:06 PM | Latest updated: 27/8/2020 2:58:10 PM (GMT+7) | LuatVietnam: 5029 | Vietlaw: 474

According to Article 29 of the Law on Enterprises No. 68/2014/QH13status3 , charter capital is one of the contents which must be indicated on the Certificate of Business registration. Upon occurrence of increase or decrease in charter capital, it is required to register to change the Certificate of Business registration.

Clause 2 Article 31 of the Law on Enterprises No. 68/2014/QH13status3 regulates that the time limit for registration of changes is 10 days from the day on which such changes are made. As the result, shareholders shall sufficiently contribute the additionally - increased charter capital, then carrying out adjustments to the Certificate of Business registration

Regarding the transfer of contributed capital of foreign investors according to the regulations at Circular No. 06/2019/TT-NHNN, the Ministry of Planning and Investment requests to contact with the State Bank of Vietnam for having guidelines under its competence.

nexto  Charter capital of FDI enterprises shall be only presented in VND (13/7/2020) 

nexto  It is required to have the written certification of fulfillment of tax obligation upon making outward investment (21/7/2020) 

nexto  Vietnam shall be competent to consider whether or not recognize awards of investment disputes under EVIPA within 5 years (2/7/2020) 

nexto  Law on Investment (applicable from January 1st, 2021) (9/7/2020) 

17. Promulgation of National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility for mobile devices

Circular No. 10/2019/TT-BTTTT dated October 4th, 2019 of the Ministry of Information and Communications on National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment of digital cellular telecommunication systems

Posted: 22/10/2019 7:41:54 AM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 5:02:57 PM (GMT+7) | Vietlaw: 474

This Circular is to promulgate the National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment of digital cellular telecommunication systems - QCVN 86:2019/BTTTT.

This Circular takes effect from July 1st, 2020 and replaces Circular No. 02/2015/TT-BTTTT dated February 27th, 2015.

* Eff. date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

nexto  Fee for use of terrestrial mobile subscription M2M: VND 800/subscription/year (11/5/2020) 

nexto  New regulations on verification of telecommunications equipment (15/4/2020) 

nexto  From May 1st, 2020: Charge for connecting calls shall be reduced to VND 270/minute (13/3/2020) 

nexto  National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility for mobile devices (22/10/2019) 

18. National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility for mobile devices

National technical regulation QCVN 86:2019/BTTTT dated October 4th, 2019 of the Ministry of Information and Communications on electromagnetic compatibility for mobile terminals and ancillary equipment of digital cellular telecommunication systems

Posted: 22/10/2019 7:50:02 AM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 5:03:38 PM (GMT+7) | Vietlaw: 474

This National technical regulation specifies technical characteristics and methods of measurements for digital cellular User Equipment, including individually and combinations of:

- GSM, DCS (IMT-2000, Technology GSM/EDGE);

- UTRA, WCDMA (IMT-2000 Direct Spread, W-CDMA FDD);

- E-UTRA, LTE (IMT-2000 and IMT advanced)

and associated ancillary equipment.

QCVN 86:2019/BTTTT replaces QCVN 86:2015/BTTTT.

QCVN 86:2019/BTTTT is promulgated together with Circular No. 10/2019/TT-BTTTT dated October 4th, 2019 which takes effect from July 1st, 2020.

* Eff. date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

nexto  Fee for use of terrestrial mobile subscription M2M: VND 800/subscription/year (11/5/2020) 

nexto  New regulations on verification of telecommunications equipment (15/4/2020) 

nexto  From May 1st, 2020: Charge for connecting calls shall be reduced to VND 270/minute (13/3/2020) 

nexto  National technical regulation on electromagnetic compatibility for mobile devices (22/10/2019) 

19. Master scheme for development of smart grids in Vietnam

Decision No. 4602/QD-BCT dated November 25th, 2016 of th Ministry of Industry and Trade on approving the master scheme for development of smart grids in Vietnam

Posted: 14/2/2017 11:32:35 AM | Latest updated: 7/9/2020 5:02:47 PM (GMT+7) | Vietlaw: 474

This Decision takes effect from the date of its signing.

* Eff. date: Friday, November 25, 2016

nexto  In the 2020 - 2025 period, manufacturing establishments must formulate solutions for economical use of electricity (12/5/2020) 

nexto  Amendments to regulations on electricity safety (24/4/2020) 

nexto  Electricity price shall be reduced by 10% for 3 months (20/4/2020) 

nexto  Incentives for development of solar energy in Vietnam (7/4/2020) 


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