The Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam introduced the set of 03 books serving the formulation of Intellectual Property Policy in universities and research institutes published by WIPO. The policy makers on intellectual property is always concerned about “How to make great ideas that come from research of institutes / universities fly (transform them into products and services in the...

Vietnamese cuisine has a growing reputation internationally, and a visit to Vietnam will quickly reveal that food plays a very important role in the country’s identity and culture, as well as its economy. More than 80% of the population makes a living through some form of agriculture, and approximately 35% of household income in Vietnam is spent on food and beverages. As food is the most...

Vietnam plans to bring the number of 2G subscribers to under 5 percent by 2022 so that it can stop this service and push the development of higher-technology cellular networks.There are 24 million 2G subscribers in the country, or 18.5 percent of total, and the Ministry of Information and Communications aims to bring the figure down to 5-7 million, or around 5 percent by early 2022 towards...

Many people earning huge incomes from online commercial activities do not pay tax until discovered by tax authorities. There were more than 1,100 individuals working as software and online game developers in the capital, a study done by the Hanoi Department of Taxation in June found. They earned a combined VND4.8 trillion ($206 million) between 2017 and 2019, with one person earning VND140...

On August 26, 2020, the government of Vietnam issued Decree No. 98/2020/ND-CP on the penalties for administrative violations in commercial activities, production and trade of counterfeit and banned goods, and consumer rights protection (Decree 98). Decree 98 will come into effect on October 15, 2020, replacing Decree No. 185/2013/ND-CP as amended in 2015 and 2018 (Decree 185). The...