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Law agenda in WTO bid

07/Mar/2005 Dau Tu page 1In a bid to conclude negotiations on Vietnam's entry into the World Trade Organisation, upon consideration and assessment on reality of negotiation process, the government by late last week submitted an official letter to the National Assembly's Standing Committee proposing to adjust the law building programme to serve negotiations on Vietnam's entry to the world trade body.


Lifting foreign equity stakes

06/Mar/2005 Saigon Giai PhongThe Ministry of Finance has recently submitted to the prime minister the plan on expanding capital contribution ratio, stake holding of foreign investors in Vietnam businesses, said finance deputy minister Le Thi Bang Tam.


New business law to lift foreign investors' share caps

04/Mar/2005 Thanh NienThe new draft Unified Business Law will remove the restriction in the volume of shares that foreign investors are allowed to hold in a Vietnamese joint-stock company, a legislator said March 4.

The new law will be applicable for four types of businesses, including liability limited companies, joint stocks, private enterprises and partnerships, he said.


5m euro for intellectual property protection

06/Mar/2005 Vietnamnet | VNAThe European Commission (EC)-Asean Intellectual Property Rights Cooperation Programme (ECAP II) in Vietnam was officially inaugurated in Hanoi on March 4. ECAP II focuses on completing the intellectual property legal framework aiming at broadening foreign investment and trade.

Vietnam will become the biggest recipient of ECAP II with the pledged sum of euro 1.5 million for more than 50 intellectual property operations in the country.