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Penalties imposed for violations of consumer rights provisions

Vietnam - May 14 2012 On 16 March 2012 the Vietnamese Government issued Decree No. 19/2012/ND-CP ("Decree 19") setting out sanctions for administrative offences of consumer rights legislation.

Dao Nguyen.

Consumer rights protection law in Vietnam

Vietnam - March 30 2012 On 15 November 2010, the National Assembly passed the Law on Protection of Consumers’ Rights (“Law 59”) to replace the 1999 Ordinance on Protection of Consumers’ Rights (“Ordinance”), effective from 1 July 2011.

Dao Nguyen.

Stricter penalties for breaching regulations on use of foreign currency in Vietnam

Vietnam - November 18 2011 On 20 October 2011, the Government of Vietnam issued Decree 95/2011/ND-CP ("Decree 95") providing stricter penalties for violation of the laws relating to the use of foreign currency within Vietnam.

David Lim, Dao Nguyen, Mai Phuong Nguyen.

New regulations on auctions of land allocations and land leases in hanoi

Vietnam - October 20 2011 On 14 September 2011 the People's Committee of Hanoi issued Decision 29/2011/QD-UBND ("Decision 29") regulating the auction of allocations of land use rights, land leases and the transfer of state-owned land/houses located in Hanoi.

David Lim.

New decree on non-agricultural land tax

Vietnam - July 14 2011 On 1 July 2011 the Government promulgated Decree No. 53/2011/ND-CP which provides guidance about the implementation of a number of articles of the law on tax of non-agricultural land ("Decree 53") and replaces Decree No. 94-CP dated 25 August 1994.

David Lim, Dao Nguyen.