111 legal documents abolished and Laws take effect since 2020

The Government and the Prime Minister have issued Decrees and Decisions on eliminating 111 legal documents.

Specifically, at Decree No. 05/2020/NĐ-CP, the Government has abolished 40 legal documents, including:

-36 Decrees: Decree No. 12-CP dated December 1, 1992 regulating the management of Vietnamese delegations going abroad and foreign delegations entering Viet Nam; Decree No. 81-CP dated November 23, 1995 detailing and guiding the implementation of a number of Articles of the Labor Code regarding disabled laborers; Decree No. 06-CP dated January 21, 1997 on the settlement of wages and benefits for public servants, administrative and public service officials, those in retirement, armed forces and other social beneficiaries, Decree No. 34/1999/NĐ-CP dated May 12, 1999 stipulating the issuance of Government bonds for the national construction.

-2 Decisions: Decision No. 64B/HĐBT dated September 12, 1981 on adjusting the administrative boundaries of districts and communes having inappropriate boundaries and Decision No. 134-HĐBT on the issuance of treasury bills for the construction of the 500kV North–South transmission line.

Decree No. 05/2020/NĐ-CP also eliminates part of Decree No. 79/2011/NĐ-CP dated September 5, 2011 and Decree No. 136/2018/NĐ-CP dated October 5, 2018.

At Decision No. 01/2020/QĐ-TTg, the Prime Minister has abolished 71 legal documents, including:

-58 Decisions: Decision No. 10/TTg dated January 9, 1993 on the collection of national reserve rice debt, Decision No. 75/1998/QĐ-TTg dated April 4, 1998 on the code numbers of tax payers, Decision No. 143/1998/QĐ-TTg dated August 8, 1998 on amending the export and import tax sectoral, Decision No. 178/1998/QĐ-TTg dated September 19, 1998 on the bank loan interest rates in support of several export goods items and Decision No. 67/1999/QĐ-TTg of March 30, 1999 on a number of banking credit policies in service of agricultural and rural development.

-13 Directives: Directive No. 15-CT dated January 11, 1988 on strengthening State reserves, Directive No. 06/2007/CT-TTg dated March 28, 2007 on the application of urgent measures to ensure food hygiene and safety, Directive No. 01/2008/CT-TTg dated January 8, 2008 regarding a number of measures to develop and manage the real estate market, Directive No. 11/2008/CT-TTg dated March 24, 2008 on the implementation of the Law on Amnesty and Directive No. 20/2008/CT-TTg dated June 23, 2008 on enhancing the management of the securities market.

A number of laws will take effect since 2020, which are expected to make progress in the nation’s socio-economic development.

The Law on Public Investment 2019, coming into force since January 1, 2020, has some new amendments in spheres of the public investment resources, promoting decentralization for localities in deciding public investment projects, vigorously reforming method of planning and enhancing openness and transparency in public investment activities.

The Law on Crop Production regulates many fields from plant varieties, fertilizers, cultivation, harvest, trading, preliminary processing, processing, preservation, export and import.

The Law on Animal Husbandry, taking effect since January 1, 2020, includes eight chapters and 83 articles, defining animal husbandry activities, rights and obligations of organizations and individuals in animal husbandry activities and State management on animal husbandry.

The Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments prescribes the principles, order, procedures, organization, tasks and powers of agencies and individuals related to execute judgments and decisions on imprisonment penalties and among others.

The Law on Alcohol Harm Prevention includes articles aim to reduce the consumption of wine and beer and ban anyone from driving after drinking any amount of alcohol as well as prohibit the acts of inciting, provoking, inducing or forcing others to drink alcohol or beer.

Other laws will come into force in 2020 consist of the Law on amending and supplementing three articles of the Law on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Supporting Equipment, the Law on Protection of State Secrets, the Law on Education, the Law on Library and the law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and the Law on Organization of the Local Government.

The Law on Militia and Self-Defense Forces and the Revisions to the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Viet Nam, the law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on Cadres and Civil Servants and the Law on Public Employees, the Law on Military Reserve Force and the law amending and supplementing some articles of the Law on State Audit also take effect this year.

Source: VGP – By: Thuy Dung

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