Legal conformity and persistence key to exporting goods to U.S.By Huynh Kim A view of the roundtable discussion – PHOTO: HUYNH KIM CAN THO – Two entrepreneurs doing business in the United States have advised Mekong Delta firms to work in line with the law and to be persistent in their efforts if they wish to export their products to the world’s largest economy. The Can Tho Promotion Agency held a roundtable discussion yesterday, which put forward ways to boost exports of agricultural products in Can Tho City and the Mekong Delta as a whole to the United States. The event gathered some 100 firms based in the Mekong Delta. Having lived in the United States for 38 years, Simon Ky Tran, director of Bfarmusa Company, is an experienced consultant for Vietnamese firms, helping them export their agricultural products to the United States successfully. This includes rice in Can Tho City and sugar of Thanh Thanh Cong Group in Tay Ninh Province. He noted that it took … [Read more...] about Legal conformity and persistence key to exporting goods to U.S.
The event, chaired by Lieutenant General Le Hien Van, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics, also honored five agencies and units of the Central Military Commission and Ministry of National Defense with active contributions to the success of the contest. Lieutenant General Le Hien Van (third from right) presenting certificates of merit to outstanding groups The contest was launched in September by the Military Youth Board under a plan approved by the Ministry of National Defense on July 30, 2018 on further promoting law education and dissemination to raise troops’ legal awareness. The contest received 420,000 entries from troops and youths of their twinned units. Many entries were creatively and well prepared, reflecting the realities of units as well as troops’ responsibility for education and dissemination of laws. Speaking at the event, Lieutenant General Le Hien Van congratulated the awarded individuals and groups and lauded the … [Read more...] about Contest on legal knowledge for troops concludes
Banks concerned about legal risks from digital transformationBy Vu Dung Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank is one of the pioneers in digital transformation in Vietnam with the launch of its Timo digital banking service - PHOTO: THANH HOA HANOI - Most local banks have strongly invested in digital transformation, and legal risks are their greatest concern for this process, said Pham Tien Dung, director of State Bank of Vietnam’s Payment Department, at a seminar on banking digitalization on November 1. At the seminar, titled “Banking digitalization: breakthrough opportunities,” Dung stated that up to 94% of local banks have drawn up their digital transformation strategies. Digital technologies have gradually changed the business model of banks, remarked SBV Deputy Governor Nguyen Kim Anh, adding that the development of near field communication and biometric technologies has helped banks develop new products and services, such as internet banking, … [Read more...] about Banks concerned about legal risks from digital transformation
Deputy Minister of Justice Nguyen Khanh Ngoc chairs the ceremony. (Photo: baophapluat.vn)Speaking at the ceremony, Head of the Legal Aid Department Nguyen Thi Minh said that the aid, worth EUR45,000, will be used until 2020 in supporting the implementation of the legal aid law by increasing the quality of legal aid staff through training courses on legal aid to specific people, especially children and smuggling victims, in order to protect the legitimate rights and interests of those who receive legal aid. Appreciating the aid, Deputy Minister Ngoc said that there had been progress in legal aid in Vietnam over the past year, with the legal aid law adopted by the National Assembly in 2017, which aims to increase the quality of legal aid, contributing to helping poor and vulnerable people have unbiased access to justice and enjoy legal equality. “Legal aid is a big policy of the Vietnamese Government, serving mainly poor and disadvantaged people, which has been carried out for a … [Read more...] about Ireland gives EUR45,000 to legal aid
By Reuters  October 29, 2018 | 07:00 pm GMT+7 Philippines' Secretary for Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr attends a news conference after the ASEM leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, October 19, 2018. Photo by Reuters/Francois Lenoir The Philippines' foreign minister said Monday the ASEAN and China might not be able to reach a legally binding code of conduct for the South China Sea. The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China this year started formal negotiations for a code of conduct to ease tensions brought by conflicting claims over a strategic waterway where about $3 trillion worth of sea-borne goods passes every year. "Perhaps we will not be able to arrive at a legally binding code of conduct," Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin told a news conference in southern Davao City after holding talks with his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi. "But, it will be the standard on how people of ASEAN, governments of ASEAN will behave towards each … [Read more...] about Philippines doubts ASEAN, China can come up with legally binding S. China Sea code