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On 27 January 2022, the government issued Decree No. 14/2022/ND-CP to amend and supplement several provisions of Decree No. 15/2020/ND-CP on penalties for administrative violations in the fields of postal services, telecommunications, radio frequency, information technology and electronic transactions, and Decree No. 119/2020/ND-CP on penalties for administrative violations in journalistic and publishing activity. Decree No. 14 was issued with the aim of: implementing the new provisions of the amended Law on Handling Administrative Violations, supplementing sanctions for the violating acts, including those regarding spam, illegal content, social network management, game licensing, etc., and revising and supplementing provisions regarding the authorities to fine administrative violations.

Vietnam has introduced a new extended producer responsibility regime that places responsibility on producers and importers to manage waste associated with the full life-cycle of their products. EPR in Vietnam is implemented via Decree No. 08/2022/ND-CP implementing some Articles in the Law on Environmental Protection, and Circular No. 02/2022/TT-BTNMT on the Detailed Implementation of some Articles in the Law on Environmental Protection.

On 27 January 2022, the government issued Decree No. 14/2022/ND-CP to amend and supplement several provisions of Decree No. 15/2020/ND-CP on penalties for administrative violations in the fields of postal services, telecommunications, radio frequency, information technology and electronic transactions (“Decree No. 15”), and Decree No. 119/2020/ND-CP on penalties for administrative violations in journalistic and publishing activity (“Decree No. 14”). Decree No. 14 was issued with the aim of: 1) Implementing the new provisions of the amended Law on Handling Administrative Violations 2) Supplementing sanctions for the violating acts, including those regarding spam, illegal content, social network management, game licensing, etc 3) Revising and supplementing provisions regarding the authorities to fine administrative violations

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has recently published the draft law on Protection of Consumers’ Rights. The Draft Law includes a number of proposed changes to the existing product liability and consumer protection framework. If adopted, the Draft Law may have major impacts on the business of companies whose products are produced or sold in Vietnam complying with new requirements under the Draft Law. The MOIT is gathering public comments on the Draft Law until 10 March 2022.

On 11 January 2022, the Office of Government of Vietnam issued Document No. 229/VPCP-CN to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam for the next steps of updating the draft regulations on the implementation of the pilot program on the direct power purchase agreement mechanism between renewable energy power generation companies and major power consumers.

In this annual webinar series, we are putting a spotlight on warehousing arrangements. Our speakers will update you on legislative and customs developments, share insights into the current practices of authorities, and provide practical tips on how you can identify opportunities, maximize benefits and mitigate risks when utilizing these warehouses as part of your supply chain solutions.