Decree regulates foreigners' video game trading rights

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013 09:00

(VNS) — According to Government Decree 86/2013/ND-CP issued on July 29, trade in prize-winning video games for foreigners is a conditional business activity and subject to strict control of competent state agencies.

This activity must be associated with main business activities of an enterprise for promoting tourist development while ensuring security and social order and safety.

To obtain a certificate of eligibility for trade in prize-winning video games, an enterprise must possess a licence for setting up and trade in tourist accommodation establishments granted by a competent authority, and satisfy the following conditions: (i) having tourist accommodations ranked as 5-star or high-class or higher grade; (ii) having a business place satisfying law-prescribed conditions; (iii) its manager has university or higher degree and at least 3 years' experience in management of prize-winning video games; (iv) satisfying security and order conditions; (v) having financial capacity; and (vi) having an effective business plan.

Such certificate will be revoked if the enterprise does not actually conduct business activities after 12 months from the date of the certificate grant; is dissolved or goes bankrupt; has its investment certificate or enterprise registration certificate revoked; fails to satisfy business conditions as concluded by the examination agency; or violates regulations on trade in prize-winning video games.

The Decree also specifies a fine of up to VND100 million for an individual or up to VND200 million for an organisation that commits administrative violations in trade in prize-winning video games.

This Decree takes effect on October 1 this year and replaces the Prime Minister's Decision 32/2003/QD-TTg of February 27, 2003.-

Decree 85/2013/ND-CP: Judicial expertise allowance regime clearly specified

Public judicial examination institutions may provide non-procedural examination services at the request of individuals or organisations, in addition to conducting judicial examination as requested by examination requesters in accordance with the Law on Judicial Examination.

This is mentioned in Government Decree 85/2013/ND-CP of July 29, detailing the implementation of the Law on Judicial Examination.

Accordingly, beneficiaries of judicial examination allowances include judicial examiners and ad hoc judicial examination performers salaried by the state budget; assistants of judicial examiners; and investigators, procurators and judges who are assigned to be present or perform duties during the examination in case of operation on, examination or exhumation of corpses.

State budget-salaried judicial examiners in the fields of forensic medicine, forensic psychiatry and science of criminal techniques are entitled to responsibility-based allowances for judicial examination while judicial examiners of public judicial examination institutions in the fields of forensic medicine and forensic psychiatry in the health sector are entitled to occupational preferential allowances.

The Decree will take effect on September 15, 2013. — VNS/by lawyers of Biz Consult Law Film

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