New Legal Documents promulgated from December 1,2005 to December 9,2005

Government 1. Prime Ministerial Decision 319/2005/QD-TTg dated December 6, 2005, governing the transformation of the Saigon Tobacco Factory of the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation into a one-member limited liability company.

2. Prime Ministerial Decision 320/2005/QD-TTg dated December 6, 2005, governing the transformation of the Ben Tre Tobacco Factory of the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation into a one-member limited liability company.
3. Prime Ministerial Decision 321/2005/QD-TTg dated December 6, 2005, governing the transformation of the Bac Son Tobacco Factory of the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation into a one-member limited liability company.

4. Prime Ministerial Decision 322/2005/QD-TTg dated December 6, 2005, governing the transformation of the Cuu Long Tobacco Factory of the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation into a one-member limited liability company.

5. Prime Ministerial Instruction 38/2005/CT-TTg dated December 5, 2005, governing the planning of protective forests, forests for special use, and forests providing raw materials for production.

6. Prime Ministerial Decision 1272/QD-TTg dated December 6, 2005, governing the assignment of socioeconomic tasks of 2006.

Ministry of Health

1. Decision 4706/QD-BYT dated December 8, 2005, governing the assignment of tasks to buy medical equipment, medicines, chemicals, and other materials to be used for preventing virus H5N1 from transmitting from human to human, to concerned organizations.

2. Decision 4703/QD-BYT dated December 8, 2005, governing the establishment of a mission to verify results of the 2005’s hospital inspection program.

3. Decision 42/2005/QD-BYT dated December 8, 2005, issuing regulations governing the announcement of food product standards.

4. Decision 41/2005/QD-BYT dated December 8, 2005, providing regulations on food hygiene and safety standards that catering service providers must satisfy.

5. Official Letter 10163/BYT-VP1 dated December 9, reporting on the bird flu epidemic and the transmission of virus H5N1 from human to human.

Ministry of Finance

1. Decision 4773/QD-BTC dated December 9, 2005, correcting Decision 81/2005/QD-BTC dated November 18, 2005 of the Finance Minister.

2. Circular 106/2005/TT-BTC dated December 5, 2005, providing guidelines for collecting, paying, and refunding anti-dumping tax, anti-subsidy tax and funding used to pay anti-dumping and anti-subsidy taxes.

3. Decision 85/2005/QD-BTC dated November 30, 2005, governing the printing, issuance, and use of fee and charge receipts.

Ministry of Construction

1. Circular 19/2005/TT-BXD dated December 1, 2005, providing guidelines for implementing some provisions in Government’s Decree 127/2005/ND-CP dated October 10, 2005 that provides guidelines for implementing Resolution 23/2003/QH11 dated November 26, 2003 of the National Assembly’s Executive Committee. (Resolution 23 refers to the solution of land and housing-related specific cases upon implementing the land and housing management policy and the socialist reform policy before July 1, 1991.

2. Decision 2188/QD-BXD dated November 28, 2005, establishing the Vietnam Environmental and Water Supply-Drainage Construction and Investment Corporation.

Joint Circulars

1. Circular 24/2005/TTLT-BYT-BTS dated December 8, 2005 of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Fisheries, providing guidelines for cooperation in implementing state management of seafood hygiene and safety.

2. Circular 04/2005/TTLT-TANDTC-BNV-BTC dated October 6 of the People’s Supreme Court, the Ministry of Home Affairs, and the Ministry of Finance, providing guidelines for implementing Prime Ministerial Decision 171/2005/QD-TTg dated July 8, 2005 that refers to functional allowances for judges, the court’s clerks, and the court’s verifiers.

International Conventions

1. Vietnam-Cambodia agreement on cultural and art cooperation in 2006-2008, which has taken effect since October 10, 2005.

2. Vietnam-Sweden agreement on consulting service funds – the period from October 2005 to June 2010, which has taken effect since September 30, 2005.

3. Vietnam-China frame agreement according to which China provides Vietnam with a preferential credit, which has taken effect since October 31, 2005.

4. Vietnam-China agreement on economic and technical cooperation, which has taken effect since October 31, 2005. 5. Vietnam-Canada agreement on adoption, which has taken effect since December 15, 2005.

6. Vietnam-Pakistan agreement on dual taxation avoidance and income tax evasion prevention, which has taken effect since February 4, 2005.

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