In the period between 2020 and 2022, the new Law on Environmental Protection and its guiding Decree No. 08/2022/ND-CP were promulgated, providing a fundamental legal framework for extended producer responsibility (EPR). EPR-related regulations impose a number of obligations on manufacturers and importers of certain types of products and packaging in Vietnam. Nonetheless, the EPR legal framework is not yet complete.
The new year, 2022, has officially started with the launch and coming into force of novel legal policies that may impact the operations in general and workforce in particular of enterprises in Vietnam, especially those with foreign employees. This post highlights these developments.