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The DPA Activity Tracker provides our latest information on developments in legislatures, judiciaries and the executive branches of G20, EU member states and Switzerland.

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57 events advancing 30 policy or regulatory changes:
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Upgrade to ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area

Latest event Date: 2022-11-13 treaty announcement
Announced conclusion of negotiations upgrading AANZFTA

On 13 November 2022, the substantial conclusion of negotiations regarding the upgrade of the Agreement Establishing the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) was announced. The original AANZFTA entered into force in January 2010 and …

Implementer
ASEAN
Policy area International trade
Policy or regulatory element Border measure, nes
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

Decree on Electronic Identification and Authentication

Latest event Date: 2022-10-20 order implementation
Implemented Decree on Electronic Identification and Authentication

On 20 October 2022, Decree 59/2022/ND-CP on Electronic Identification and Authentication came into force. The objective of the Decree is to provide a legal basis for the use of electronic forms of authentication and identification in electronic tran…

Implementer
Vietnam
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Operating condition, nes
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

Data localisation measures in new Vietnamese Cybersecurity Law

Latest event Date: 2022-10-01 order implementation
Implementation of data localisation requirements in Cybersecurity Law

On 1 October 2022, decree No. 53/2022/ND-CP went into force. The decree requires foreign enterprises, including social media organizations, telecommunication and eCommerce companies, and online payment intermediaries, to store their users' data loca…

Implementer
Vietnam
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Data localisation requirements
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

National Cybersecurity and Safety Strategy 2025-2030

Latest event Date: 2022-08-10 order adoption
Adopted National Cybersecurity and Safety Strategy 2025-2030

On 10 August 2022, the Vietnamese Prime Minister approved the National Cybersecurity and Safety Strategy to 2025 Decision (964/QD-TTg), with a vision for 2030. The aim is to develop cybersecurity policies and laws, improve the storage and processing…

Implementer
Vietnam
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cybersecurity regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

National Strategy on Fourth Industrial Revolution by 2030

Latest event Date: 2022-06-27 outline adoption
Approved National Action Plan to implement the National Strategy on the country's Fourth Industrial Revolution by 2030

On 27 June 2022, the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications issued a decision (1232/QD-BTTTT) approving the Action Plan to implement the National Strategy on the country's Fourth Industrial Revolution Plan 2030 (implementing Prime Min…

Implementer
Vietnam
Policy area Subsidies and industrial policy
Policy or regulatory element State Aid, nes
Economic activity cross-cutting
adopted

Decision on WTO E-commerce Moratorium

Latest event Date: 2022-06-17 treaty adoption
Published decision on WTO E-commerce Moratorium

On 17 June 2022, the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded the 12th Ministerial Conference and published a "Decision on the E-commerce Moratorium and Work Programme". Particularly, the Ministerial Conference decided to "reinvigorate" the Work Pro…

Implementer
WTO members
Policy area International trade
Policy or regulatory element Import tariff
Economic activity cross-cutting
under deliberation

Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity

Latest event Date: 2022-05-23 declaration announcement
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity launched

On 23 May 2022, US President Biden has announced the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). The IPEF initially include thirteen countries, Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zea…

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AustraliaBrunei DarussalamRepublic of KoreaIndiaIndonesia Load more
Policy area Data governance
Policy or regulatory element Cross-border data transfer regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
processing consultation

OECD/G20 Two-Pillar-Approach regarding the Taxation of the Digital Economy

Latest event Date: 2022-04-11 outline consultation closed
Closed consultation on Commentary for Pillar Two Global Anti-Base Erosion Model Rules

The OECD closed a consultation on the Commentary to support the implementation of the Global Anti-Base Erosion (GloBE) Model Rules contained in Pillar Two of the Framework for the Taxation of the digital economy. Particularly, the Commentary clarifi…

Implementer
G20
Policy area Taxation
Policy or regulatory element Direct taxes incl. digital service taxes
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

E-commerce definitions and requirements in Vietnam Decree 85/2021/ND-CP

Latest event Date: 2022-01-01 order implementation
Implemented Vietnam Decree 85/2021/ND-CP containing e-commerce definition and requirements

On 1 January 2022, the Decree 85/2021/ND-CP is implemented by the Vietnamese Government. The deree amends Decree 52/2013/ND-CP on e-commerce by introducing a new definition of e-commerce services. To be considered as an e-commerce platform, a websit…

Implementer
Vietnam
Policy area Other operating condition
Policy or regulatory element Operating condition, nes
Economic activity platform intermediary: e-commerce
in force

Withholding tax in Vietnam Law on Tax Administration

Latest event Date: 2022-01-01 law implementation
Implemented Law on Tax Administration containing digital tax measures

Circular No. 80/2021/TT-BTC by the Vietnamese Government implemented the prescriptions of the Law on Tax Administration directed to e-commerce business, digital-based business, and other services of overseas suppliers that do not have a permanent es…

Implementer
Vietnam
Policy area Taxation
Policy or regulatory element Direct taxes incl. digital service taxes
Economic activity cross-cutting
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