Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Vietnam as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Vietnam: Workplace exposure new limits

The Health Environment Management Agency has issued new limits for airborne exposure and testing (QCVN 03: 2019/BYT) …

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Vietnam: GDP grows by 25.4% after review

The official statistics office upwardly adjusted the country’s official GDP level by a massive 25 …

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Vietnam: A beneficiary from the trade war

The trade war between the USA and China is certainly benefiting one intermediary – Vietnam …

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Vietnam: Improved employee rights under draft new Labour Code

The National Assembly is currently considering a draft amendment to the Labour Code that could become law in November 2019 …

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Vietnam: Czech Republic resumes work visas for Vietnamese citizens

The Czech Republic government has reinstated the issuing of work visas to Vietnamese citizens …

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Vietnam: Enterprises to self-inspect compliance with labor law

Government Circular 17 imposing a company system of labour law self-inspection has come into effect …

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Vietnam: Compulsory social insurance for foreign employees

The Government has issued a decree requiring the compulsory payment of social insurance in respect to foreign workers working for foreign companies in Vietnam …

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Vietnam: New regulation on wages issued

Back in March 2018, we reported that a new version of the Labour Code was under review …

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Vietnam: Regional minimum wage poised to increase 5.3% in 2019

A minimum wage increase of 5 …

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Vietnam: Court of appeal confirmed unfair dismissal case concerning a German national

A court of Appeal in Ho Chi Minh City has confirmed the decision of a lower court in an unfair dismissal case concerning a German national …

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Vietnam: Expect a new version of the Labour Code this Summer

The National Assembly is currently reviewing a new version of the Labour Code to bring it in line with international standards …

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Vietnam: “Smart cities”

A new “smart cities” human resources initiative has been launched by the city of Ho Chi Minh’s local government …

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Vietnam: The economics of age

Many foreign companies operating in Vietnam are embarking on voluntary severance programmes to reduce their numbers of older workers …

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Vietnam: Visa exemption for Western European visitors to be extended

For the next year – until the 30th of June, 2018 – business travelers from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK may enter Vietnam for up to a maximum of 15 days without a visa …

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Vietnam: Free trade agreement with EU

A free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union is making very slow progress through the EU institutions largely because of human and labour rights concerns …

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