Guidance on Notification Procedures of Economic Concentration Cases to the Ministry of Industry and Trade
On 14 May 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Trade ("MOIT") published a guidance on notification procedures of economic concentration cases during the transitional period ("Guidance"), because the new Vietnam Competition Commission has not been established yet. The Guidance is based on the Law on Competition and Decree 35/2020/ND-CP detailing a number of Articles of the Law on Competition.
Guiding the land use regime and certification of ownership of non-residential construction works
On 14 February 2020, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment issued Official Letter No. 703/BTNMT-TCQLDD to the provincial/municipal Departments of Natural Resources and Environment to guide the land use regime and certification of ownership of non-residential construction works (including condotels, officetels and tourist villas).
The Ministry of Construction has also issued Circular No. 21/2019/TT-BXD in 31 December 2019 to promulgate national technical standards on condominiums, including regulations on technical standards for condotels and officetels, which will come into force from 1 July 2020.
This Update provides the salient takeaways from these documents.