At the workshop This was put forth by experts and policymakers at the workshop themed “Vietnam legislation – ready for integration?” organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in Hanoi recently. The delegations at the conference provided an update on the current situation and offered their opinions about the regulatory system. The conference is organised to evaluate Vietnam's new position attained through its active participation in international trade agreements which necessitate the reviewing and amendment of many legal documents. This requires the quality of legal documents to be improved to make sure newly issued documents will not have to be amended after they are found unfeasible or contradictory to other documents. It will also have to be made sure that they do not create new legal barriers for businesses, or negatively affect economic development. TheLaw on Promulgation of Legislative Documents provides clear regulations on … [Read more...] about Vietnam legislation: ready for integration?
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Vietnamese lawmakers are hard-pressed to navigate between old and new, vacillating between ride-hailing apps and traditional taxi companies While the Ministry of Transport (MoT) maintained its proposal that all ride-hailing firms have to affix ‘taxi’ signs to the top of their vehicles, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) opposes the proposal. The MoJ has recently sent an official dispatch No.1354/BTP-PLDSKT to the MoT to provide feedback for the latest amended draft decree, which would replace Decree No.86/2014/ND-CP on business conditions for automobile transportation. Accordingly, the MoJ suggests removing the clause that would require ride-hailing cars below nine seats – such as the ones Grab, Go-Viet, and FastGo use – to install signs saying “contract vehicle.” The MoJ says that this provision is unnecessary as all kinds of contract vehicles are already equipped with taxi badges, showing that they are “contract vehicles.” The MoJ … [Read more...] about Legislators vacillating between ride-hailing and traditional taxi
The National Assembly (NA) and Government of Vietnam pledged to continue perfecting the legal system in order to create favourable conditions for foreign enterprises, including those from France, to operate in the Southeast Asian country, said the top lawmaker. NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim speaks at the working breakfast with the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group on April 1 (Photo: VNA) NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan delivered the commitment at a working breakfast with the France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians’ Group and representatives of 15 major French businesses in Paris on April 1. Ngan said the Vietnamese NA delegation’s ongoing visit aims to promote and deepen the Vietnam-France strategic partnership, as well as bilateral legislative ties in particular, helping to enhance the multifaceted cooperation between the two countries with economic-trade collaboration as the centre. She highly evaluated France’s policy … [Read more...] about Vietnam vows to create optimal conditions for French firms: top legislator
Grab has begun testing GrabBus, its latest service allowing customers to book bus tickets in advance, in Vietnam with the only route between Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City and the neighboring beach city of Vung Tau. The ride-hail company said in a press release on Monday that customers can now book bus tickets to travel between the two destinations, which are some 85 kilometers apart, via the new bus-booking feature. Avigo, Grab’s partnered bus operator, runs 24 trips a day. GrabBus allows users of the Grab mobile app to find buses and routes that best suit their schedule, book tickets in advance, and get real-time updates on when the bus is bound to arrive. Grab currently offers the intercity tickets at VND160,000 (US$6.88) apiece and accepts cashless payments through its Moca e-wallet or international debit and credit cards. A QR code is sent to the user’s device after successful payment and acts as an electronic ticket that can be scanned when … [Read more...] about Grab tests long-distance bus service in Vietnam
Deputy Director of Commercial Strategy and Planning Jay L Lingeswara (centre) accepts the award for Vietjet in Seoul on Thursday. — VNS PhotoViet Nam News SEOUL — Vietjet was recognised as the best service among foreign low-cost carriers in South Korea during an award ceremony in Seoul on Thursday. The “Korea Prestige Brand Awards” were hosted by Korea Economic Daily newspaper with the sponsorship of South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea Brand Management Association. Established in 2004, the awards are held annually to honour brands that are trusted and favoured by South Korean customers via public survey. According to the organisers, Vietjet was selected because of its reasonable prices and excellent service, providing more chances for South Korean people to go abroad. Vietjet operates eight routes between Việt Nam and South Korea. It will launch its ninth route connecting Nha Trang with Busan in July this … [Read more...] about Vietjet honoured as “the Best Service Foreign Low-Cost Carrier” in South Korea