Report on Performance results of Resolution 35/NQ-CP in July 2020
& INDUSTRY OF VIETNAM
No: 1300/PTM – KHTH
Report on Performance results of Resolution 35/NQ-CP in July 2020
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence- Freedom- Happiness
Hanoi, 11th August 2020
TO: THE GOVERNMENT
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is pleased to report on the implementation results of the tasks assigned in the Government's Resolution 35 / NQ-CP dated May 16, 2016 on supporting and developing enterprises till the year 2020 in July2020, 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 July 2020
In July 2020, VCCI synthesized and statistically had 25 new recommendations of businesses and business associations sent to ministries, branches and localities. The recommendations in this month mainly proposed to answer and guide the provisions of law to implement. In addition, there were also a number of recommendations on law building and some specific cases of businesses.
Details of the data and the content of new proposals are presented in Appendix 1, Appendix 2 attached to the report.
Some of the main contents include as follows:
- Through the monitoring, it is shown that: The Ministry of Finance is the agency received the most recommendations (10 recommendations), mainly related to taxes, fees and insurance; the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment received 05 recommendations, the Ministry of Planning and Investment received 04 recommendations, resting were ministries, branches and localities. The main contents of the recommendations are: Proposing to amend and supplement the Law on Bidding; comments on the draft Decree detailing CIT payable in 2020; Recommendationss on the draft Decree amending and supplementing No. 43/2017 / ND-CP: Comments on the Draft Circular regulating the display of some compulsory labeling contents electronically. In addition, there were some specific recommendations of businesses. In particular, this month, there was a recommendation of the Chi Linh Building Materials Manufacturing Company, which proposed for many years but it has not been resolved, the specific content: The Chi Linh Building Materials Manufacturing Company proposed to the People's Committee of Hai Duong Province. and the People's Committee of Hai Duong Province issued an Official Letter No. 1489 / UBND-VP dated August 13, 2010, anOfficial Letter No. 2005 / UBND-VP dated June 21, 2019, anOfficial Letter No. 177 / UBND-VP dated January 17, 2020, the Official Dispatch No. 1011 / UBND-VP dated March 31, 2020 to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment requesting to consider giving comments on the transfer, receipt of information, mineral exploration results according to paper License No. 2714 / GP-BTNMT dated December 22, 2005 between Hai Duong Mineral Processing and Mining Joint Stock Company and Chi Linh Building Materials Manufacturing Company at Zone I, Truc Thon Clay Mine, Cong Hoa Ward , Chi Linh City, Hai Duong Province was correct by law or not? Up to now, Chi Linh Building Materials Production Company has not received any answers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
2. The situation of responding to recommendations of ministries, branches and localities
2.1. The situation of responding to recommendations of ministries, branches and localities in July 2020:
In July 2020, the VCCI received 23 written responses to business proposals from 11 ministries, branches and localities. These documents were fully posted by the VCCI on its website as prescribed in Resolution 35. (Details in Appendix 3 attached to the report)
In general, the results of answers to recommendations of ministries, branches and localities were timely and close to the requirements of the Business Associations. Answers to recommendations mostly related to guiding regulations, dealing with difficulties and problems for businesses in implementing the provisions of the law. This month, the Ministry of Finance is the agency that responded the most to recommendations (because it received many recommendations) and was also the agency that responded to recommendations quickly and on time. Ministries, branches and localities such as the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Construction, the City People's Committee. In Hanoi, the Dong Nai Provincial People's Committee was also the agency to promptly respond to recommendations, even with recommendations of businesses from the beginning of the month, but at the end of the month, there were already written replies.
2.2. Recommendations that have not been resolved in July 2020:
According to VCCI's monitoring, from June 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020, 09 recommendations of businesses and business associations have not yet been answered by ministries, branches and localities and have not yet answered them. Reasons why recommendations of businesses and business associations related to the inadequacy of legal provisions, ministries, branches and localities need time to study to submit to the Government for amendments and supplements. or specific instructions for implementation. In addition, some recommendations of businesses and business associations were not specific or very general, so the ministries, branches and localities have not yet answered.
Details of the unanswered recommendation and responsibilities for resolution of ministries, agencies and localities this month were presented in Appendix 4 attached to the report.
The Government’s Office is requested to continue directing ministries, branches and localities to fully answer the recommendations of businesses from the previous month.
II. PERFORMANCE SITUATION OF VCCI'S DECISION 35 / NQ-CP
1. In July 2020, VCCI implemented the following tasks:
Implementing activities to contribute to administrative reform; creating a favorable environment to support businesses
- VCCI has consulted on draft legal documents: Amended Law on Road Traffic (3rd comment after the evaluation session); Decree regulating coordination and continuity of procedures for registration of establishment of businesses, branches and representative offices, declaration of the use of employees, issuance of social insurance number of units, registration using corporate invoices; Decree on customs management for import and export goods transacted via e-commerce; Circular providing for the order and procedures for the grant of electricity activity licenses; Circular replaces Circular 48/2014 / TT-NHNN regulating the statement and information provision of the State Bank… (Details of comments are updated at: http: // vibonline. com.vn/tim-kiem-y-kien-vcci).
- Organized the annual business conference in the Mekong Delta region (Mekong Delta) with the theme "Vietnam's economy after the Covid-19 epidemic - Scenarios for the Mekong Delta and the choices of businesses". The conference attracted more than 200 businesses from 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta region to attend. Speakers and participants at the conference discussed issues about re-starting the post-pandemic economy, Vietnam's 2020 economic outlook, Mekong Delta economic scenarios and some strategic directions for business in the digital technology age. On this occasion, the VCCI awarded membership certificates to 87 businesses, bringing the total number of members of VCCI in the Mekong Delta to 1000 businesses.
- Hosted the organization "Real Estate Forum: New opportunities from Policy and Market". The program was chaired and attended by the VCCI President; leaders of the Ministry of Construction; the Tourism Department, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; the Chairman of Vietnam Real Estate Brokerage Association; with many representatives of corporations, large real estate companies and press agencies. Speaking at the Forum, the Chairman of VCCI said that developments of the real estate market was one of the important indicators of the development and urbanization of an economy. The Real estate and construction were one of the sectors that generate the most jobs in the economy, and at the same time, developed related fields. However, the real estate market was developing unstable due to the impact of COVID-19, projects were suspended, legal overlaps in procedures were obstacles to the increase in supply of the real estate market.. This was the time when it was possible to expand the scale and resources of support packages, at the same time, openned new support packages, especially medium and long-term credit packages for important and core projects. With the fiscal policy, it must be more open to solve the problem of liquidity and investment of businesses. At the same time, the VCCI would like to ask the National Assembly and the Government to review 20 overlapping points in land and construction policies that VCCI proposed to make appropriate adjustments and more favorable conditions for businesses.
- Coordinated with the State Securities Commission (SSC), the Vietnam Securities Business Association to organize a seminar to collect corporate opinion on the draft Decree detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Law on Securities 2019. The Draft was organized to ensure the reasonableness and feasibility of the document, ensuring the rights and interests of the business. At the seminar, representatives of many major securities companies contributed to the draft Decree, raising some problems that need to be adjusted such as: Needed to consider the regulations assigned to issuers to identify investors. professional securities, regulations related to the activities of foreign investors, conditions for a public bond offering ... VCCI's representatives listened to and acknowledged the opinions of businesses and other experts, synthesizing and on the basis of ensuring the legitimate interests of businesses, would give their written comments to the Ministry of Finance on the draft Decree.
- The Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) andthe VCCI organized a Dialogue Program with the press with the theme: “Sustainable development of businesses, lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic ". The dialogue program was part of the annual series of activities for media and press partners in the Sustainable Development Press Network (sustainable development) organized by VBCSD-VCCI with the aim of providing useful information. on important topics of sustainable development that wereinterested to the Government and businesses of Vietnam as well as in the world, responding to the Government’s Prime Minister's call to limit plastic waste and developping economic models. ability to create sustainable, environmentally friendly prosperity. At the dialogue session, according to many economic experts, the global epidemic Covid-19 exposed governance gaps in Vietnamese businesses, which were problems of risk management, crisis management and ability adaptation ... This pandemic was not only a test of capacity and stamina, but also an opportunity for businesses to reconsider their long-term strategies, as well as realize the importance and urgency of Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Enterprise Index (CSI), developed by VBCSD 5 years ago, has equipped businesses as a tool to withstand economic impacts. The CSI 2020 Index has been updated with many new points to match the requirements of the important Free Trade Agreements that Vietnam has signed recently, as well as important changes in the governance policies, labor and environment management of the business. In particular, issues related to the 17 sustainable development goals and the national action plan 2030. Agenda for Sustainable Development has been simplified and integrated into the Enterprise Indicators. sustainable 2020.
2. Deploying trade and investment promotion activities and programs and projects to support competitiveness improvement of businesses and business associations:
- Coordinated with SME Support Japan (SMRJ) to co-organize an online trade connection program between Japanese businesses wishing to cooperate with Vietnamese businesses (technical exchange cooperation, product trust exporting, buying, selling Vietnamese products, exchanging information ...). Online business connection program is organized through online meeting. All business connections have the participation of interpreters (Vietnamese and Japanese) to create maximum connection efficiency for participating businesses. The program is free of charge, held for 4 days, with 4 trading sessions per day. The program is in the framework of cooperation between the VCCI and the SMRJ to enhance cooperation and trade between the business community of the two countries, especially towards small and medium businesses. The activity was based on the online business connection system J-Good Tech (www.jgoodtech.jp) developed by SMRJ. This was the platform that links trusted companies around the world with Japanese businesses that possessed excellent products, technologies and services with information from more than 7,000 companies from Japan and other countries. activities in sectors such as manufacturing, logistics, industrial services ...
- Organized a number of online conferences, seminars, and online training activities by topic: Seminar on “Sharing experiences on models of linking logistics businesses with vocational education: Post-Covid human resource solution-19 "In Ho Chi Minh City; Workshop on "How to take advantage of EVFTA's opportunities and improved the capacity of agribusinesses to participate in global value chains" in Ho Chi Minh City; The Forum on "Business with the press: Cooperation opportunities from the Covid-19 crisis" in Hanoi; Workshop on "Leadership and Management in the Age of Digital Transformation" in Hanoi; Conference "Disseminating and answering questions of businesses about tax, accounting documents and electronic invoices" in Tuyen Quang ...
- Coordinated with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Vietnam, the Government Inspectorate (TTCP) and the British Embassy in Hanoi to organize a seminar on “Review of anti-corruption legislation ( Anti-corruption) in the non-state sector and propose guidelines for businesses, non-state organizations ”. Corruption is an issue and challenge for businesses doing business in Vietnam. Through the survey, the majority of businesses and organizations in the non-state sector were aware of the current regulations on anti-corruption in the private sector, but not fully and in accordance with regulations. The VCCI implemented an assessment report on anti-corruption laws in the non-state sector, accordingly, it was recommended to have guidance for businesses, non-state organizations, industry associations, business associations to aware of the importance of anti-corruption work so that it can be actively implemented in businesses, organizations and associations; At the same time, there are provisions in the Charter and Regulations of businesses, organizations and associations on those responsibilities. Required businesses, non-state organizations to focus on building codes of conduct, professional ethics, business ethics and internal control mechanisms to limit risks and prevent corruption. Public companies, credit institutions and social organizations needed to fully comply with the requirements of disclosure and transparency in the organization and operation of businesses and organizations; regulations on control of conflicts of interest; regulations and implementation of regulations on responsibility and handling of responsibilities of heads and deputies of heads when corruption occurs in businesses and organizations.
- Completed the Guide to the application of internal controls and the Code of Conduct in businesses; An Enterprise Guide to Intellectual Property; Green book about PPP; Manual of FTA commitments for the timber, fisheries, and meat sectors; EVFTA Summary Handbook.
- Worked with the ASEAN Network Partners for Sustainable Development (CSR-ASEAN network), the Business Council for Sustainable Development World (WBCSD), Ministry of Planning & Investment representative on morning implementation The High-Level Cooperation for the Global Green Goals 2030 (P4G) new phase ...
- Consulting and supporting solutions to improve at the request of provinces and localities in order to improve competitiveness and business environment at provincial level in Lam Dong, Dak Nong, Lai Chau and Ha Tinh Provinces…
Above is the report on the implementation of Resolution 35 / NQ-CP in July 2020, the 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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