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NEW POLICIES COME INTO EFFECT IN APRIL
A series of policies in fields of sea lanes and traffic separation schemes in the territorial sea of Viet Nam, State’s special goods transported and protected by the Viet Nam People's Security Forces and compulsory fire and explosion insurance products will come into effect since April 2018.
Decree No. 16/2018/ND-CP dated February 02, 2018 on sea lanes and traffic separation schemes in the territorial sea of Viet Nam comes into effect since April 1, 2018.
Accordingly, vessels transporting cargos, passengers and luggage or military vessels and other non-commercial vessels crossing Viet Nam’s territorial sea and inland waterway to enter Vietnamese seaports must travel the right lanes and carry out procedures for vessels as regulated.
Decree No. 21/2018/NĐ-CP stipulates on State’s special goods transported and protected by the Viet Nam People's Security Forces. Special goods include 1 – cash (VND) and valuable papers (bonds, bills, shares, bonds and other valuable papers as regulated by law); 2 – valuable assets (gold, precious mental, gems and foreign currencies); 3- national artifacts, antiques and treasures under the charge of the State.
Decree No. 22/2018/NĐ-CP details and guides the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Intellectual Property in 2005 and Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Intellectual Property in 2009 regarding copyright and related rights.
Decree No. 23/2018/NĐ-CP defines compulsory fire and explosion insurance products. This new table of insurance premiums is only applied to facilities with the total sum insured on a single facility is less than VND 1,000 billion. If the total sum insured on a single facility is VND 1,000 billion or over, the insurer and the policyholder shall reach an agreement on the insurance premiums in accordance with regulations of law and with the reinsurer’s approval.
Decree No. 24/2018/NĐ-CP deals with complaints and denunciations settlements in the domain of labor, occupational education and activities of sending Vietnamese laborers to work abroad under contracts, jobs, labor safety and hygiene.
Decree 27/2018/ND-CP, amends and supplements some articles of Decree 72/2013/ND-CP on the management, supply and use of Internet services and online information.
The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) requires social security network and insurance agencies to make drastic change and enhance the application of technology to meet demands of labor market and laborers.
Social security mechanism and regulations will have to be changed since the fourth industrial revolution and free movement of labour have led to new kinds of jobs and ways of working, Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam has said.
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is calling for investment in 81 projects in fields such as tourism, commerce, the environment and high-tech agriculture. Pham Vu Hong, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said the projects would run until 2020.
Heads of state from across Southeast Asia on September 12 hailed the technological opportunities for the region in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
The Government has issued a decree to update provisions of the Labour Code relating to wages. The newly issued decree, which will take effect from November 1 this year, details regulations for wage scales, payroll and labour productivity norms.
Secretary of the HCM City Party’s Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan on September 16 received Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.