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New Decision Promulgating The Regulation On Implementation Of 'One-Stop Shop' And Inter-Agency 'One-Stop Shop' Mechanisms In Local State Administrative Agencies

16 October 2007
Mayer Brown Legal Update


On 22 June 2007, the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 93/2007/QD-TTg ("Decision 93") promulgating the regulation on implementation of "One-stop shop" and inter-agency "One-stop shop" mechanisms in local state administrative agencies. Decision 93 replaces Decision No. 181/2003/QD-TTg dated 4 September 2003 and became valid from 25 July 2007.

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Decision 93 stipulates the regulations on "One-stop shop" and inter-agency "One-stop shop" mechanism for the settlement of affairs of organisation and individuals which fall within the responsibilities and competence of a state administrative agency including:

(a)  Principles for implementation of "One-stop shop" and inter-agency "one-stop shop mechanism;

(b)  Application of  "One-stop shop" and inter-agency "one-stop shop" mechanism to agencies; and

(c)  Scope of application of "One-stop shop" and inter-agency "one-stop shop" mechanism.

Decision 93 divides responsibilities to implement "One-stop shop" and Inter-Agency "One-stop shop" mechanism of state authorities as:

(a)  Responsibilities of provincial-level People's Committee presidents;

(b)  Responsibilities of heads of provincial-level specialised agencies, presidents of districts-level People's Committees; and

(c)  Responsibilities of ministries, ministerial-level agencies and government-attached agencies.

Decision 93 also stipulates:

(a)  Location of a request-receiving and result-notifying section;

(b)  Cadres and civil servants working in request-receiving and result-notifying section;

(c)  Operation of a request-receiving and result-notifying section under the "one-stop shop" mechanism; and

(d)  Operation of a request-receiving and result-notifying section under the inter-agency "one-stop shop" mechanism.

With "one-stop shop" and the inter-agency "one-stop shop" mechanism, foreign investor may receive guidance,  receipt of papers and dossier, settlement of affairs and notification of settlement results through the request-receiving and result-notifying sections of the state administrative agency. This regulation will create good conditions to foreigners' investor. However; the regulation has not been applied publicly.

Author: Tra Nguyen

For further information, please contact:

Name: Dao Nguyen
Phone: +84 8 3822 8860
Fax: +84 8 3822 8864

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