THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 02/2010/TT-BKHCN
Hanoi, March 18, 2010
 
CIRCULAR
GUIDING THE ESTABLISHMENT AND OPERATION REGISTRATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATIONS
 
THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
 
Pursuant to the June 9, 2000 Law on Science and Technology;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 81/ 2002/ND-CP of October 17, 2002, detailing a number of articles of the Law on Science and Technology;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 28/ 2008/ND-CP of March 14, 2008, defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Science and Technology;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister's Decision No. 97/2009/QD-TTg of July 24, 2009, promulgating the list of domains in which individuals are allowed to establish science and technology organizations,
The Ministry of Science and Technology guides establishment conditions and operation registration procedures for science and technology organizations as follows:
 
Chapter I GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1. Scope of regulation and subjects of application
1. Scope of regulation:
This Circular guides establishment conditions and operation registration procedures for scientific research organizations, scientific research and technological development organizations and scientific and technological service organizations (below collectively referred to as science and technology organizations) of all economic sectors.
2. Subjects of application:
a/ Organizations and individuals establishing science and technology organizations, including foreign-invested research and development organizations established for non-profit purposes and foreign-invested scientific and technological service organizations.
b/ Organizations and individuals registering operation of science and technology organizations.
Article 2. Interpretation of terms
In this Circular, the terms below are construed as follows:
1. Science and technology organization established by individuals means an organization established by an individual or a number of individuals.
2. Representative office or branch of a science and technology organization:
a/ Representative office means a dependent unit of a science and technology organization that is tasked to represent under authorization and protect the interests of this organization.