THE GOVERNMENT
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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No. 88/2002/ND-CP

Hanoi, November 7, 2002

 

DECREE

ON THE MANAGEMENT OF EXPORT AND IMPORT OF CULTURAL PRODUCTS NOT FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES

THE GOVERNMENT

Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;

Pursuant to the November 12, 1996 Law on Promulgation of Legal Documents;

In order to enhance the effectiveness of the State management over the export and import of cultural products;

With a view to meeting the need of expanding the cultural and information exchange and cooperation between Vietnam and foreign countries, encouraging the introduction of the Vietnamese culture to foreign countries, preserving and promoting the national culture, and selectively absorbing the world’s advanced cultures;

At the proposal of the Minister of Culture and Information,

DECREES:

Chapter I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1.- Scope of regulation

1. This Decree prescribes the management of activities of exporting and importing cultural products not for business purposes.

Activities of exporting and importing cultural products not for business purposes (hereinafter referred to as the export and import of cultural products) mean activities of bringing from Vietnam to foreign countries or from foreign countries into Vietnam cultural products of various kinds for personal use, presentation, donation, participation in exhibitions, trade fairs or contests, cooperation, exchange, in service of workshops, festivals, use as aids or for other purposes, but not for sale or profit-earning purposes.