New laws take effect in January (Part 1)
13:55 | 01/01/2015

VGP – As many as 13 laws will come into force from January 1, 2015.

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Expanding benefits, coverage on health insurance

According to the Law on Health Insurance, people living in severely disadvantaged areas and islands will be provided free health insurance, which is covered by the State budget.

The health insurance fund will pay 100% treatment fees for patients having their health insured for more than five years.

Five issues adjusted in Law on Employment

Five issues will be adjusted in the Law on Employment, including the policy to support job creation, information about labor market, evaluation and granting national profession certificates, organization of employment service and unemployment insurance.

The public employment policy aims to provide temporary jobs for laborers through State-funded programs or activities related to socio-economic development programs.

Corporate income tax exemption for cooperative

The revised Law on Taxation stipulates that incomes of co-operatives and businesses deriving from agriculture and aquaculture processing activities in extremely disadvantaged areas will be exempted from corporate income tax.

The value added tax to several products serving agriculture and offshore fishing will also be exempted.

Surrogacy for humanitarian purposes

The amended Law on Marriage and Family lifts the ban on the same sex marriage and allows surrogacy for humanitarian purposes in Viet Nam.

Forbidding harmful land, organisms

The Law on Plant Protection and Quarantine prohibits carrying harmful land and organisms into Viet Nam, producing, trading, using, preserving, transporting, eliminating and treating plant protection products illegally.

Notarization activities improved

Under the revised Law on Notarization, people exempted from training include judges, prosecutors and investigators with at least five years of experience; lawyers practicing for five years and upwards; professors, associate professors specializing in law; doctors of law; senior judiciary inspectors and senior procurators; and senior officials, researchers and lecturers in the legal field.

Customs procedures reformed

The Law on Customs stipulates the acceleration of reforming customs procedures, modernizing customs management, changing customs procedure clearance from the traditional method to electronic method, simplifying administrative procedures on customs, improving the effectiveness of customs management as well as strengthening national security protection and economic security works to prevent smuggling and trade frauds.

By Thuy Dung


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