Selling Alcohol in Vietnam

As a resident in Vietnam, I have the occasion to meet with numerous proprietors, owners of restaurants or bars or clubs that traffic in alcohol. While no one has asked me yet about the relevant laws, I thought it might be worthwhile to review some of the basic regulations governing the sale of alcohol at [...]

By |2020-10-12T16:42:35+07:00October 12th, 2020|Trading & Distribution|Comments Off on Selling Alcohol in Vietnam

Kofi Annan is Dead

This week we lost two great people: Aretha Franklin and Kofi Annan. One was a singer, one of the greatest singers recorded since recordings became available, the other was president of the United Natioms. I could talk a blue streak about Aretha. How her music brought soul to life, how she was direct and emotive [...]

By |2018-08-20T06:02:15+07:00August 20th, 2018|Business News, Dispute Resolution, International Trade, Inward Investment, Trading & Distribution|Comments Off on Kofi Annan is Dead

New Decree for Trading and Distribution Rights of Foreign Invested Companies in Vietnam

On 15 January 2018, the Government has promulgated Decree No. 09/2018/ND-CP detailing the Commercial Law and the Law on Foreign Trade Management on the purchase of goods and related activities of foreign investors and foreign invested companies in Vietnam (“Decree 09”). This new decree took effect from the date of promulgation and replaced Decree No. [...]

By |2018-05-03T19:09:02+07:00May 3rd, 2018|Business News, Corporate and commercial, Inward Investment, Legal News, Trading & Distribution|Comments Off on New Decree for Trading and Distribution Rights of Foreign Invested Companies in Vietnam

New regulations on liquor trading

On 14 September 2017, the Government promulgated Decree No. 105/2017/ND-CP on liquor trading (“Decree 105”) which will take effect as of 1 November 2017 and supersede Decree No. 94/2012/ND-CP dated 12 November 2012 on liquor production and liquor trading (“Decree 94”). Decree 105 provides for the production, import, distribution, wholesale and retail of liquor; and [...]

By |2018-05-03T18:40:54+07:00May 3rd, 2018|Legal News, Trading & Distribution|Comments Off on New regulations on liquor trading