Vietnam: Guidance concerning e-commerce websites and activities; amendments regarding investment, enterprises

Guidance implements measures regarding the governance and management of e-commerce websites and e-commerce activities

Legislative amendments regarding investment, enterprises

Guidance—Circular No. 01/2022/TT-BCT—implements measures regarding the governance and management of e-commerce websites and e-commerce activities accessed by means of mobile applications used in cellphone devices.

These implementation measures are effective 8 March 2022.

The provisions under the guidance include:

  • Simplification of the procedures for economic entities, and organizations with e-commerce websites offering sales and e-commerce services provision functions. Under these simplified measures, economic entities and organizations only need to register with the Ministry of Industry and Trade instead of implementing both the registration and notification as previously required.
  • Detailed guidance regarding the provision of e-contract authentication services, under which the contents of the operating regulations for the provision of e-contract authentication services are regulated and required to be published on the entity’s homepage (website).
  • Issuance of application form for registration of website providing e-commerce services to replace the old form.

New law amending articles under various laws on investment, enterprises

The National Assembly passed Law No. 03/2022/QH15 (11 January 2022) amending and supplementing a number of provisions under the laws governing the special consumption tax as well as the laws concerning investment, public-private partnerships, and enterprises.

The measures are effective 1 March 2022.

Read a March 2022 report [PDF 79 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Vietnam


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