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Official Gazette

Saturday, December 3, 2022
MOH proposes two methods to implement drug assistance programs MOH proposes two methods to implement drug assistance programs
The Ministry of Health is working on a draft circular guiding the implementation of drug assistance programs carried out by pharmaceutical companies to offer free-of-charge medicines to patients through medical examination and treatment establishments.
More employee policies brought into law More employee policies brought into law
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs is working on a draft amended Law on Employment, focusing on four groups of policies i.e., developing a synchronous, modern and unified labor market managed, controlled and regulated by the State; improving unemployment insurance policy to become a tool for administering the labor market; developing occupational skills and raising quality of human resources; and promoting job creation toward sustainability.
Insurance business regulations devised for better protection of insurance service users Insurance business regulations devised for better protection of insurance service users
From the beginning of next year, foreign-invested economic organizations and foreign expats in Vietnam could use insurance services, including also life insurance and health insurance services, provided by foreign insurers across the border, according to a draft decree guiding the 2022 Insurance Business Law.
Conditions for self-certification of origin of goods clarified Conditions for self-certification of origin of goods clarified
A trader would be permitted to self-certify the origin of exported goods if fully meeting the conditions specified in a draft decree designed by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) to amend Decree 31 of 2018.
Quality inspection of goods on online marketplaces proposed Quality inspection of goods on online marketplaces proposed
From 2023, authorities would conduct quality inspection of goods sold via e-commerce websites and check the actual state of goods against information provided on selling sites.
Mutual micro-insurance organizations to be placed under stricter management Mutual micro-insurance organizations to be placed under stricter management
Mutual micro-insurance organizations would be required to have an amount of charter capital not lower than VND 10 billion (USD 421,400) upon registration for establishment and maintain at least 1,000 members after six months of operation.
Construction ministry insists on limited-term of apartment ownership Construction ministry insists on limited-term of apartment ownership
Despite controversies about the Ministry of Construction (MOC)’s proposal to set a limited term of ownership over apartments, such option still appears in the second draft of the amended housing law.
Localities empowered to promulgate land price tables annually Localities empowered to promulgate land price tables annually
Land price frames would be abandoned and localities would be vested with the power to formulate land price tables every year, according to a draft Land Law (revised) recently revealed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Vietnam expects to operate a fully competitive coal market by 2045 Vietnam expects to operate a fully competitive coal market by 2045
By 2045, the country would operate a fully competitive coal market in all market segments which enables market participants to conduct coal trading activities and provide coal trading auxiliary services in accordance with law and market practices.
MONRE proposes environmental criteria for green credit projects MONRE proposes environmental criteria for green credit projects
In order to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) is working on a draft decision promulgating environmental criteria and providing certification of projects eligible for grant of green credit and issuance of green bonds.

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