Resolution No. 16/2007/NQ-CP dated February 27, 2007 of the Government promulgating the Government's Program of action in implementation of the Resolution of the fourth plenum of the Xth Party Central Committee on some major guidelines and policies for rapid and sustainable economic development when Vietnam becomes a member of the World Trade Organization
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, February 27, 2007
PROMULGATING THE GOVERNMENT'S PROGRAM OF ACTION IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RESOLUTION OF THE FOURTH PLENUM OF THE XTH PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON SOME MAJOR GUIDELINES AND POLICIES FOR RAPID AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WHEN VIETNAM BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to February 5, 2007 Resolution No. 08-NQ/TW of the fourth plenum of the Xth Party Central Committee on some major guidelines and policies for rapid and sustainable economic development when Vietnam becomes a member of the World Trade Organization;
At the proposal of the Minister of Trade and the Minister-Director of the Government Office,
Article 1.-To promulgate together with this Resolution the Government's program of action in implementation of the Resolution of the fourth plenum of the Xth Party Central Committee on some major guidelines and policies for rapid and sustainable economic development when Vietnam becomes a member of the World Trade Organization.
Article 2.-This Resolution takes effect 15 days after its publication in "CONG BAO."
Article 3.-Ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies, heads of government-attached agencies and presidents of People's Committees of provinces and centrally run cities shall implement this Resolution.
ON BEHALF OF THE GOVERNMENT
Nguyen Tan Dung
OF ACTION IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RESOLUTION OF THE FOURTH PLENUM OF THE XTH PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON SOME MAJOR GUIDELINES AND POLICIES FOR RAPID AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WHEN VIETNAM BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO)
(Promulgated together the Government's Resolution No. 16/2007/NQ-CP of February 27, 2007)
The fourth plenum of the Xth Party Central Committee adopted a resolution on some major guidelines and policies for rapid and sustainable economic development when Vietnam becomes a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This Program of Action defines the tasks of central and local state administrative agencies and enterprises of all economic sectors in implementing the Resolution of the Party Central Committee with a view to taking advantage of opportunities and surmounting challenges to take our country into a new, rapid and sustainable development period.
II. MAJOR TASKS
In order to achieve the above objectives, in the coming time, in addition to their regular tasks, ministries, ministerial-level agencies, government-attached agencies, People's Committees of provinces and centrally run cities, and enterprises should concretize and implement the following basic tasks.
1. Propaganda and dissemination of information on WTO
a/ To organize thorough study of the Resolution among cadres, state employees and servants as well as the entire people to help them deeply perceive Party viewpoints on international economic integration, WTO accession, opportunities and challenges facing Vietnam as a WTO member, promote a sense of self-reliance and resilience, mobilize internal resources, take advantage of opportunities and surmount challenges to successfully perform socio-economic tasks determined by the Xth National Party Congress, thereby ensuring national rapid and sustainable development after Vietnam's accession to the World Trade Organization.
b/ To use various communication channels and media and hold training courses to disseminate information on opportunities and challenges when Vietnam becomes a WTO member and our specific commitments among relevant entities (state agencies, production and business entities and trade associations) with a view to raising their knowledge about these commitments and what to be done. To direct information in accordance with Party line and State policies, promptly correct erroneous information on WTO accession effects. To assist, through the mass media, enterprises in firmly grasping our socio-economic development policies and WTO rules and regulations.
c/ To provide training for state management agencies in charge of investment activities to ensure the investment evaluation and certification process in accordance with Vietnam's international commitments.
2. Legislation and institutional building
a/ To strictly implement Vietnam's accession commitments and other obligations as a WTO member; to identify commitments to be promptly materialized and those to be incorporated into national laws for elaborating a program on revision of laws, ordinances and sub-law documents.
b/ To review the legal system in force, abolish overlapping and inappropriate regulations; to promulgate clear, specific legal documents ensuring a favorable and open business environment for all entities participating in the market.
c/ To devise mechanisms in support of investment and product development in conformity with WTO regulations in replacement of export subsidization measures.
d/ To improve technical standards and food hygiene and safety standards in conformity with international regulations with a view to protecting the domestic market and consumers.
3. Establishment and development of all elements of a market economy
a/ Labor market:
To improve institutions of a labor market; to build a system of regulations and policies conducive to development of the labor market; to fully comply with the market mechanism in paying wages to laborers.
b/ Real estate market:
- To make a general inventory of land in all localities and establishments; to make a general inventory of houses and working offices of state agencies and socio-political organizations; to recover, and make plans for efficient use of, land, offices and houses which are currently used for improper purposes or in contravention of law;
- To make a plan and roadmap for the application of market-driven land allocation prices and land rents, including land rents payable by state enterprises;
- To formulate mechanisms and policies for more effective participation of foreign investors in the real estate market;
- To formulate uniform, public and transparent real estate registration mechanisms and processes, creating conditions for making real estate transactions healthy and ensuring their legal safety, thereby boosting business and investment.
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