Law and judiciary

Law making process

Maximum concession period cut to half century in investment promotion overhaul

A newly-amended Investment Promotion Law has moved to cut by half the maximum investment period for new concession projects to 50 years, down from previous maximum period of 99 years. The move is aimed at maximising investment benefits for the Lao economy, an official from ...

New law offers incentives to attract investment

A newly-amended Investment Promotion Law has recently been promulgated, offering a variety of incentives to attract investment in both promoted sectors and hardship areas. Businesses investing and operating in hardship communities (known as Area I), where infrastructure has not yet been developed, will enjoy favourable ...

New law offers incentives to attract investment

A newly-amended Investment Promotion Law has recently been promulgated, offering a variety of incentives to attract investment in both promoted sectors and hardship areas. Businesses investing and operating in hardship communities (known as Area I),where infrastructure has not yet been developed, will enjoy favourable profit ...

Hluttaw to recess after budget approval

The 2017-18 National Planning Bill from the Union government was approved by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on March 15, following a K296 billion cut from the original allocated amount. After reviewing the projects to be implemented by the ministries and Union-level organisations during the coming fiscal year, ...

Lao Front discusses achievements, structural improvements

Achievements over the past year and approval of a new organisational structure are tabled for discussion by the Lao Front for National Construction this week at the Front Committee’s second ordinary plenary session of the Tenth Congress. The Committee has translated six strategic programmes adopted ...

Revenue collection, timber auction dominate Govt meeting

Implementation of the revenue collection and expenditure plan, the auction of wood impounded by the government, and the upgrade of wood processing plants dominated the monthly government meeting on March 15. Other hot topics tabled at the two-day meeting included the export of wood, a ...

Critics skeptical of new privacy legislation

Myanmar’s newly enacted privacy and security protection law received skepticism from several civil society groups that said the legislation was “incomplete” and failed to fully ensure the protection of individuals’ privacy and freedom of expression as it was adopted hastily and without public consultation. The ...

New transfer pricing decree: a step closer to international standards

On February 24, 2017, the Vietnamese government released the new transfer pricing Decree No. 20/2017/ND-CP ‘Providing tax administration applicable to enterprises having controlled transactions’ (Decree 20), which will take effect from May 1, 2017. Decree 20 replaces the existing TP regulations (Circular No.66/2010/TT-BTC) and provides new ...

No surrogacy law likely until after 2018 election: official

A much-needed new surrogacy law might take more than a year to be adopted, an official at the General Secretariat of the National Committee for Counter Trafficking said on March 2 on the sidelines of a stakeholder conference. A senior official, who spoke on condition of ...

Failures at assembly pile up

National Assembly effectiveness declined last year with prosecutions of opposition lawmakers, partisan passing of laws and many assembly members visiting constituents only to shore up their vote, an election watchdog claimed on February 21. A Committee for Free and Fair Elections in Cambodia report on ...

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