Under the amended law, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee can erase tax liabilities worth a maximum VNĐ5 billion (US$215,000). Directors of the general tax and customs departments are able to remove overdue tax liabilities worth VNĐ5-10 billion. The finance minister is authorised to eliminate overdue tax liabilities worth VNĐ10-15 billion and the Prime Minister can erase unpaid tax liabilities worth more than VNĐ15 billion. The amended law also asks commercial banks to provide data and information of customers – also tax payers – to tax agencies and work with tax agencies to perform tax collection activities while ensuring tax payers’ information is secure and not falsified. The amended Law of Tax Management will take effect on July 1, 2020.
June 14, 2019 01:18 UTC
The result represented a record, with the landslide one of the largest in the history of the United Nations. Trung said for its term as a Council member, Việt Nam will focus on promoting multilateralism and international law, cooperation between the Council and regional organisations, post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding, as well as civilian protection during conflicts. This marks the second time Việt Nam has won the position on the council, following its first stint during the 2008-2009 period. As the only candidate representing Asia-Pacific, Việt Nam was set to replace Kuwait at the UNSC from January 1, 2020. As one of the six major UN organs, the UN Security Council has 15 members, including five permanent and the remaining 10 with two-year tenures.
June 07, 2019 16:41 UTC
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh had a telephone conversation with his Singapoean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan over the recent remarks made by Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong which called Việt Nam's efforts to stop the genocidal Khmer Rouge in Cambodia an "invasion" and "occupation." — VNA/VNS Photo Lâm KhánhHÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh yesterday held a telephone conversation with Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan over controversial remarks made by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong regarding Việt Nam’s war with Cambodia in the 1970s-80s. Prime Minister of Cambodia Samdech Hun Sen last night took to Facebook to air his indignation over Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong’s statement on his Facebook page last night. His statement reveals to the Singaporean people and the world that leaders of Singapore had indeed contributed to the massacre of Cambodian people,” he added. Lee Hsien Loong considers the trial of the Khmer Rouge leaders legitimate?” the PM concluded.
June 07, 2019 14:48 UTC
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (right) and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the 3rd High-level Dialogue on ASEAN-Italy Economic Relations held in Hà Nội on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống NhấtHÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged Italian enterprises to choose Việt Nam as their business destination when “looking towards the East”. Việt Nam served as an important gateway for Italian enterprises to enter not only Southeast Asia but also China, two important markets, Lộc said. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who is on an official trip to Việt Nam, reaffirmed at the meeting that ASEAN was a “fundamental partner” of Italy in Asia. Việt Nam, Thailand and Malaysia were forecast to gain from the trade tensions, particularly in ICT product manufacturing and consumer goods, as well as automotive and parts production.
June 07, 2019 02:03 UTC
He stressed Việt Nam’s important role in promoting Italy-ASEAN ties given that Việt Nam was the biggest trading partner of Italy within the bloc while Italy was Việt Nam’s fourth largest partner in the EU. Việt Nam served as an important gateway for Italian enterprises to enter not only Southeast Asia but also China, two important markets, Lộc said. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who is on an official trip to Việt Nam, reaffirmed at the meeting that ASEAN was a “fundamental partner” of Italy in Asia. Việt Nam, Thailand and Malaysia were forecast to gain from the trade tensions, particularly in ICT product manufacturing and consumer goods, as well as automotive and parts production. In 2017, ASEAN imported goods worth $10.9 billion from Italy while the European country received nearly $8.8 billion in goods from ASEAN.
June 07, 2019 02:03 UTC
The rescue has still been operated although no contact with the victim has been made. – VNA/VNS Photo Hương ThuLÀO CAI – Lào Cai Province Police has pulled out all the stops to look for 59-year-old Giàng Seo Lử, who has been trapped in a cave in Mản Thẩn, Si Ma Cai District since June 1, according to Vietnam News Agency. On June 1, Lử and his cousin Giàng Seo Dùng entered the cave to remove a water pump. Shortly after, heavy rains and landslides flooded the cave, trapping Lử inside while Dùng escaped. The provincial department of fire fighting, prevention and rescue mobilised a team to save him.
June 06, 2019 10:41 UTC
On June 1, Lử and his cousin Giàng Seo Dùng entered the cave to remove a water pump. Shortly after, heavy rains and landslides flooded the cave, trapping Lử inside while Dùng escaped. The provincial department of fire fighting, prevention and rescue mobilised a team to save him. However, the small and deep cave have made it hard for the team to approach him. Up to Thursday, no contact has yet been made with Lử.
June 06, 2019 10:41 UTC
culling of sick pigs. Cases of fraud in which people falsified the number of pigs culled in order to profit from the repayment policy should be strictly dealt with. The veterinary system at all levels should be strengthened and the transportation and slaughter of pigs should be controlled, the PM said. The damage already caused by the disease, including compensation for culled pigs and other expenses, was estimated at around VNĐ3.6trillion (US$153.8 million). Participants at the meeting also suggested raising the assistance for forces working to cull sick pigs which was equal to the price of hiring local workers, ranging from VNĐ300,000-500,000 ($13-$21) per day.
June 05, 2019 05:15 UTC
Ha Noi – Việt Nam regretted that some contents of the remarks made by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the 18th Shangri-La Dialogue and on his Facebook page did not objectively reflect the historical truth, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng has said. She made the statement in response to reporters’ queries on Tuesday about the Singaporean Prime Minister’s speech at the dialogue and the information posted on his personal website on May 31 saying Việt Nam had “invaded” and “occupied” Cambodia. Việt Nam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had discussed the issue with its Singaporean counterpart, she said. In full: http://vietnamnews.vn/politics-laws/520904/viet-nam-issues-statement-on-singapore-pms-speech-at-shangri-la-dialogue.html© 2019, The Cambodia Daily. All rights reserved No part of this article may be reproduced in print, electronically, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without written permission.
June 05, 2019 02:15 UTC
For example, more and more retirees in European countries are decorating their houses, resulting in high demand for handicraft products, Hawa said, adding that the proportion of people who bought handicrafts as gifts has also increased. The association also forecast that the nation’s exports of fine art and handicraft would likely reach $500 million by the end of this year. According to the Việt Nam Handicrafts Association (Vietcraft), around 90 per cent of Vietnamese handicraft products were made to suit the technical designs of importers and were not made under Vietnamese labels. Đặng Quốc Hùng, director of a handicraft company in the southern province of Đồng Nai, said most Vietnamese handicraft manufacturers only focused on outsourcing to foreign clients. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Trade Promotion Agency, handicraft producers should pay attention to design and branding.
June 05, 2019 01:52 UTC
He then began to produce seedlings as demand was high. Bùi Thanh Liêm, head of the bureau, said the district’s seedlings offer high profits for farmers, around VNĐ3-4 billion ($128,000-171,000) per hectare a year. The district’s seedlings are produced by sowing, provining (planting a vine in preparation for propagation), or grafting. With these efforts, up to 80-90 per cent of the district’s seedlings have met the required quality, he said. The district has 12 co-operatives and more than 120 co-operative teams that produce seedlings.
The products are used to make aluminum doors, wattle walls, storage cabinets and interior and exterior decorations, as well as construction. The investigation found the local aluminium sector suffered seriously losses as Chinese aluminium products were being dumped on the market. The Law on Foreign Trade Management stipulates that the MoIT could apply anti-dumping duties retrospectively on imported products that caused possible significant losses or serious injury to the domestic industry. The ministry said the temporary anti-dumping duties would help reduce pressure on local producers and prevent “hidden” goods flowing through Việt Nam. The ministry warned organisations and individuals to consider the possibility of anti-dumping duties when signing import, distribution and business contracts as well as using the investigated goods.
The UK-US "special relationship" has been under strain over different approaches to Iran, the use of Chinese technology in 5G networks, climate change, and Trump's personal politics. He has also said he would like to strike a quick trade agreement once Britain leaves the EU. "Big trade deal is possible once UK gets rid of the shackles," he tweeted Monday. Britain's Prince Andrew, finance minister Philip Hammond and international trade minister Liam Fox are set to take part, along with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. May, Trump and their teams were then set to hold talks at Downing Street, followed by lunch together and press conference.
The temporary anti-dumping duties will be imposed on some aluminum products originating from 17 Chinese producers. — Photo tbck.vnHÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has announced temporary anti-dumping duties on aluminum products originating from 17 Chinese producers. Many domestic producers had been forced to halt production and a large number of labourers had lost their jobs. The Law on Foreign Trade Management stipulates that the MoIT could apply anti-dumping duties retrospectively on imported products that caused possible significant losses or serious injury to the domestic industry. The ministry said the temporary anti-dumping duties would help reduce pressure on local producers and prevent “hidden” goods flowing through Việt Nam.
June 04, 2019 02:15 UTC
Excluding inflation, the growth was 8.6 per cent in January-May, 0.1 per cent higher than the same period last year. During the first five months of this year, retail sales of goods accounted for 76.5 per cent of the total to reach VNĐ15.1 quadrillion, 12.7 per cent higher than the same period last year. Those of tourism revenue gained $18.4 trillion, 12.4 per cent higher than the same period last year. GSO economic expert Vũ Mạnh Hà said total retail sales in the five months saw relatively high growth thank to abundant goods supply, meeting production and consumption demand. With the upward trend in total retail sales, the Ministry of Industry and Trade forecast total sales this year would grow by 10 per cent.
May 31, 2019 06:56 UTC