Report on Implementation results of Resolution 35/NQ-CP in May, 2020
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
& INDUSTRY OF VIETNAM
No: 0826/PTM – VP
Report on Implementation results of Resolution 35/NQ-CP in May, 2020
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence- Freedom- Happiness
Hanoi, 12thJune, 2020
To: THE GOVERNMENT’s PRIME MINISTER
Carrying out the task assigned by the Government’s Prime Minister in Resolution 35 / NQ-CP dated May 16, 2016 of the Government on supporting and developing businesses till 2020, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) would like to announce a report on the implementation of assigned tasks in May 2020, specifically as follows:
I. THE RESULTS OF THE MINISTRIES, BRANCHES AND LOCALITIES’ AGGREGATING AND RESOLVING RECOMMENDATIONS OF BUSINESSES:
1. The results of aggregating and resolving recommendations of businesses in May 2020
In May 2020, the VCCI summarized and counted 25 new recommendations from enterprises and business associations to 14 ministries, branches and localities. The recommendations this month were still primarily related to support difficult businesses due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic. Each recommendation of businesses or business association recommended and proposed many matters related to many ministries, branches and localities at the same time.
Details of data and contents of new recommendations were presented in Annex 1, Appendix 2 and details of unresponsive recommendationsin May 2020, the VCCI summarized and counted 25 new recommendations from businesses and business associations to 14 ministries, branches and localities. The recommendations this month were still primarily related to supporting difficult businesses due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic. Each recommendation of businesses or business association recommended and proposed many matters related to many ministries, branches and localities at the same time.
Details of data and contents of new recommendations were presented in Annex 1, Appendix 2 and details of unresponsive recommendations in May 2020 were presented in Appendix 4 attached to the report.
Some key contents included the following:
- Through monitoring, the Ministry of Finance is still the unit that received the most recommendations (10 recommendations), mainly related to tax, customs, social insurance, and the State Bank received 05 recommendations;the Ministry of Planning and Investment received the remaining 04 recommendations, which were ministries, branches and localities. The basic contents of the recommendation are mainly to propose fiscal solutions, policies, taxes, fees, charges, land rent, extension of tax payment, delaying the payment of social insurance and health insurance premiums to supporting businesses to overcome difficulties after the CoViD-19 pandemic in the fields of real estate, agriculture, information technology, health., soon issued "Decree amending and supplementing a number of Decrees detailing the implementation of the Land Law", according to the abridged procedure; considered and approved the "Draft Law on Investment" according to simplified procedures, in May-June 2020 meeting; amended and supplemented Clause 4 Article 23 of the Housing Law to ensured the consistency of the Housing Law with the Land Law; soon issued a Decree amending and supplementing Clause 3 Article 8 of Decree 20/2017 / ND-CP according to the Government’s Prime Minister's Conclusion; guided the promulgation of the "4-step standard process" on investment procedures for construction of housing projects with mixed land funds according to current law provisions, for uniform implementation; added the health sector to the Draft Decree guiding the Labor Code on working time and rest time; there was a specific circular guiding businesses to implement social housing projects for workers in industrial parks. The remaining ministries, branches and localities received recommendations that mainly supportedbusinesses due to the impact of the CoVid - 19 epidemic, such as: the tax rate for imported plant varieties was 0% in accordance with Clause 12. Article 16 of the Law on Export Tax and Import Tax; provided guidance detailed on conditions for accessing Government support packages under Decree No. 41/2020 / ND-CP of April 8, 2020; loan support, debt rescheduling, interest rate reduction and exemption, maintenance of debt group, fee reduction, access to new loan packages; postponement or extension of the time limit for paying insurance premiums to laborers; delayed time for paying union fee.
2. Implementation of responding to recommendations of ministries, branches and localities
2.1. The situation of responding to recommendations of ministries, branches and localities in April 2020:
In May 2020, the VCCI received 9 written responses to business recommendations from 6 ministries, sectors and localities (reduced 4 recommendations compared to April). These documents have been fully posted on VCCI's website as prescribed in Resolution 35. (See Appendix 3 for details).
The results of responses to proposals of ministries, branches and localities are timely and close to the requirements of the Business Association and Enterprises the responses to the recommendations are largely related to the guidance on regulations on tax policies and import and export procedures. This month, the Ministry of Finance is the unit that answered most recommendations and proactively developed and synchronously implemented many solutions and proposals on fiscal and tax policies ... to support businesses and solve problems, difficulties and promoted production and business, has restarted the economy to cope with CoviD-19, specifically: Submitted to the Government, National Assembly and National Assembly Standing Committee for consideration of tax exemption and reduction through approval corporate income tax for small and micro enterprises; adjustment of family allowances for personal income tax; continued exempting agricultural land use tax; adjusting export and import taxes to support production activities of businesses; coordinated with ministries, branches and localities in reviewing and cutting charges and fees to reduce expenses for businesses; accelerated administrative procedure reforms to create favorable conditions for businesses; implemented well the solutions issued so that businesses can quickly receive support in the most favorable direction, and continued to closely monitor the actual situation to continue proposing solutions on taxes, fees and charges. appropriate fees, report to the competent authorities for consideration and making decision.
2.2. Unresolved recommendations in May 2020:
Through the monitoring of VCCI, from April 1, 2020 to the end of May 30, 2020, there were 7 recommendations of businesses and business associations that were not answered by ministries, branches and localities and expired their replies.
Details of unanswered recommendations and responsibilities of ministries, branches and localities were presented in Appendix 1, Appendix 2 and Appendix 4 attached to the report.
The Government’s Office was requested to continue directing ministries, branches and localities to definitely answer enterprises' proposals from the previous months.
II. THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VCCI'S RESOLUTION 35 / NQ-CP
In May 2020, the VCCI implemented the following assigned tasks:
1. Implementing activities that contribute to administrative reform; creating a favorable environment to support businesses.
- VCCI cooperated with partners to organize consultative activities for the draft Public-Private Partnership (PPP Law): organized online seminar to collect opinions of investors. foreign partners on the PPP bill, the seminar to comment on the draft of the Investment Law in the form of public-private partnership on the content of PPP contracts and handling of violations. Speaking at the event, the Chairman of VCCI said that the PPP bill needed to meet the increasing investment needs to promote the development of infrastructure as well as public services of the economy; ensured a competitive environment for Vietnam's investment capital, especially compared to other countries in the region; The stability of long-term legal frameworks should be ensured, but there is still a flexible implementation mechanism, consistent with changes from the practical situation.
- The VCCI commented on the draft legal document: Road Traffic Law (amended); The Decree detailing and guiding the implementation of the Labor Code; Decree defining the functions, tasks, organizational structure and operation of the National Wages Council; Decree Prescribing retirement age and conditions for pension entitlement; Decree on Labor Management, labor contracts, wages, labor discipline, material responsibility; The Decree stipulates that workers are domestic servants; Decree Regulations on foreign workers working in Vietnam; Decree on Vietnamese people working for foreign organizations and individuals in Vietnam; Circular guiding tax registration; Circular Providing regulations on banking order and procedures; Circular on frequency band planning for IMT mobile system; Circular amending and supplementing Circular No. 152/2015 / TT-BTC guiding natural resources tax; Circular on fees and charges ... (Details of the comments are updated at: http://vibonline.com.vn/tim-kiem-y-kien-vcci).
- Gave orientation ideas for the establishment of abusiness without child labor in Vietnam; orientation to amend the Decree on customs procedures; commented on the development of Vietnam's quality standards in the draft National Program on supporting businesses to improve quality productivity in the period of 2020-2030.
- Organized 02 online conferences, 03 quick surveys and many meetings with the business community and business associations in order to listen and gather opinions and recommendations of businesses overcoming difficulties, restored the economy after the pandemic and served the Government’s Prime Minister's dialogue with businesses. The VCCI made 02 reports to Government’s Prime Ministeron recommendations of the business community with 180 specific recommendations on groups of issues related to fiscal policy, credit, labor policies, salaries, insurance. social, administrative reform and recommendations in each other specific area. At the Government’s Prime Minister-to-Business Conference, the VCCI President delivered a keynote speech proposing key solutions to support businesses in stabilizing and developing post-epidemic production and business, restructuring, contributed to economic recovery after the epidemic.
- Collaborated with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to publish the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) in 2019. The report was based on the results of a survey of 12,400 private businesses from 63 provinces, cities and over 1,500 foreign-invested enterprises (FDI) in 21 provinces and cities. The PCI 2019 report showed positive trends in reform at the local level, demonstrating the increasing dynamism and creativity of provincial governments, and the progress of solving difficulties and problems of enterprises with many advances, a more equal business environment, improved transparency, improved legal mechanisms and security. In particular,unofficial costs of businesses continued decreasing. PCI Report 2019 marked 15 years of VCCI coordinating with partners to implement the assessment report on the quality of economic management of localities under the business perspective, contributing to conveying important messages of the business community. In order to improve the quality of the administration, reform the administrative procedures and create a more favorable business environment for businesses.
2. Deploying trade, investment promotion activities, programs and projects to support the competitiveness of businesses and business associations:
- Collaborated with the Indian Embassy in Vietnam, the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, the Indian Federation of Industry to organize the Workshop on "Vietnam-India Online Business Connecting 2020". The conference was attended and chaired by the Vietnamese Ambassador to India, the Indian Ambassador to Vietnam, the VCCI’s Vice President and more than 150 businesses of the two countries. India and Vietnam have the potential to promote investment cooperation in the fields of food processing, pharmaceuticals, sugarcane, energy, minerals, sugarcane. Many leading Indian businesses have invested in Vietnam and achieved positive results. The two countries are making efforts to promote trade and investment relations, striving to reach 20 billion USD by 2025 and bringing Vietnam into the top 10 major trading partners of India (from the current position 16).
- Organized online seminar on "Digital banking and electronic payment, evoking from the Covid-19 crisis" in Hanoi, in order to promote the digitization of the economy and business digitization, promoted trade electronics in the post-Covid-19 context. Many opinions at the seminar agreed that with 70 credit institutions operating in Vietnam, not to mention payment intermediaries (such as e-wallets), providing payment services via the internet, Mobile payment compared to the size of the economy is still humble. In order to promote the digital economy, attention should be paid to measures to attract customers to join digital banking, and the bank should develop and deploy synchronous payment solutions and toolssoon based on the number of customers. meet the requirements of the economy, businesses and individual customers.
VCCI continued performing regular tasks on trade promotion, investment, training and business development and integration:
- Deployed the project on developing the "Business Health" Indicator Set: conducted an online survey on Vietnamese businesses dynamics (Vbis 2020).
- Coordinated with the Logistic Association (VLA) to develop a plan to implement the provincial logistics index in Vietnam.
- Completed the Manual of Internal Control and the Code of Conduct in Enterprises; Guidedbusinesses on Intellectual Property; Green book on PPP; FTA commitment handbook for the wood, fishery and meat industry; EVFTA Summary Handbook.
- Continued to work with partners of the ASEAN Sustainable Development Network (CSR-ASEAN network), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), representatives of the Ministry of Planning and Investment on development launch of the High-Level Global Cooperation Forum Initiative 2030 (P4G) in the new phase ...
- Continued working with the British Embassy and UNDP on the plan to implement the Business Integrity Promotion Program in 2020.
Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry respectfully reports to the Government’s Prime Minister.
- As above;
- The Standing Committee;
- The Government’s Office (DMDN Dept.);
- Businesses Information Center (for posting on the website);
- Saved by Archive and Admin Dept. (for synthetics).
By: Translator: HaiYen - Business Information Center (BIZIC)
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