THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No: 02/2003/ND-CP
Hanoi, January 14, 2003
 DECREE
ON DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF MARKETPLACES
THE GOVERNMENT
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the May 10, 1997 Commercial Law;
At the proposal of the Trade Minister,
DECREES:
Chapter I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1.- Regulation scope and objects
1. This Decree prescribes the development and management of marketplaces and apply to organizations and individuals participating in marketplace-related activities covering the fields of planning on the development of marketplace networks; investment in construction, repair and upgrading of marketplaces; business activities of marketplace exploitation and management; goods purchase and sale in marketplaces.
2. Marketplaces governed by this Decree are traditional marketplaces organized at places according to planning and satisfying demands of goods trading and exchange as well as the consumption demands of population areas.
3. The types of department stores, trade centers, goods trading centers, including foreign-invested department stores and trade centers shall not be governed by this Decree.