On 8 November 2021, the Government issued Decree No. 98/2021/ND-CP on management of medical devices (“Decree 98”). Decree 98 took effect from 1 January 2022 and replaced Decree No. 36/2016/ND-CP, Decree No. 169/2018/ND-CP and Decree No. 03/2020/ND-CP.
On 22 November 2021, the Ministry of Justice published the latest version of the Draft Decree amending Decree No. 72/2013/ND-CP1 on the management, provision and use of internet services and online information submitted for its final legal assessment. There is no exact deadline for this round of consultation.
On 6 October 2021, the Ministry of Information and Communications released a proposal to amend the Law on Telecommunications, including an outline for the proposed amendments. The outline of the new Law is still in a skeletal proposal form.
On 20 September 2021, the Ministry of Public Security released the Draft Decree on Cybersecurity Administrative Sanctions. The MPS is collecting public opinions on this Draft Decree until 18 November 2021. The Draft Decree consists of four chapters and 51 articles, with the main substance regarding administrative violations, penalties, and remedial measures covered under Chapter II.
On 25 September 2021, the government passed Decree No. 85/2021/ND-CP amending several provisions of Decree No. 52/20213/ND-CP on e-commerce. The amendments and supplements under Decree No. 85, effective on 1 January 2022, focus on the provision of cross-border e-commerce services in Vietnam.
The Ministry of Finance released the draft Decree Regulating the Management of Imports and Exports Transacted via E-commerce in August 2021. The Draft Decree introduces dedicated customs procedures for e-commerce transacted goods, including provisions on advance information submissions via a specialized customs electronic data processing system; exemptions from specialized management and inspection and from import tax; categorization of goods; and customs procedures for returned goods.
Earlier this month (7 August), the MIC released and called for public consultation on the draft decree amending and supplementing several provisions of Decree No. 25/2011/ND-CP guiding the implementation of the Law on Telecommunications (“Draft Decree”). The deadline for contribution to this consultation is 7 October 2021.
On 20 July 2021, the Government issued Decree No. 70/2021/ND-CP amending certain articles of Decree No. 181/2013/ND-CP implementing the Advertising Law. In line with previous drafts, Decree No. 70 focuses on regulating cross-border advertising activities and revises the three main articles, Articles 13, 14 and 15, of Decree No. 181 accordingly. The amended Decree No. 181 will take effect on 15 September 2021.
On 20 July 2021, the Government issued Decree No. 70/2021/ND-CP (“Decree No. 70”) amending certain articles of Decree No. 181/2013/ND-CP implementing the Advertising Law (“Decree No. 181”). In line with previous drafts, Decree No. 70 focuses on regulating cross-border advertising activities and revises the three main articles, Articles 13, 14 and 15, of Decree No. 181 accordingly. The amended Decree No. 181 will take effect on 15 September 2021.