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Law on Fees and Charges
This Law regulates the list of fees, charges; fee and charge payers (hereinafter referred to as 'payers’); fee and charge collecting agencies (hereinafter referred to as ‘collectors’); principles of determination of level of collection, exemptions, remissions, payment, management and use of fees, charges; authority and responsibility of regulatory agencies and other organizations in management of fees and charges.

 

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
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SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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Law No. 97/2015/QH13

Hanoi, November 25, 2015

 

LAW

FEES AND CHARGES

Pursuant to Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;

The National Assembly promulgates the Law on Fees and Charges.

Chapter I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. Governing scope

This Law regulates the list of fees, charges; fee and charge payers (hereinafter referred to as 'payers’); fee and charge collecting agencies (hereinafter referred to as ‘collectors’); principles of determination of level of collection, exemptions, remissions, payment, management and use of fees, charges; authority and responsibility of regulatory agencies and other organizations in management of fees and charges.

Article 2. Regulated entities

This Law applies to regulatory agencies including Vietnam’s representative bodies overseas, public service providers and other organizations and individuals relating to collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges.

Article 3. Interpretation of terms

In this Law, some terms are construed as follows:

1. Fees are an amount of money that shall be paid by organizations or individuals to make up for expenses for public services provided by regulatory agencies, public service providers as assigned by competent state agencies as prescribed in the list of fees and charges enclosed herewith.

2. Charges are a fixed amount of money that shall be paid by organizations or individuals for public services for state management provided by regulatory agencies as prescribed in the list of fees and charges enclosed herewith.

Article 4. List and authority for stipulation of fees, charges

1. The list of fees, charges is enclosed herewith.

2. The Standing committee of the National Assembly, Government, the Minister of Finance, provincial People’s Councils having the authority to stipulate collection, exemptions, remissions, payment, management and use of fees and charges.

Article 5. Application of the Law on Fees and Charges, relevant laws and International Agreement

1. Collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges shall be prescribed hereof unless otherwise as regulated.

2. Where an international agreement to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a signatory regulates otherwise, such international agreement shall prevail.

Article 6. Payers

Payers mean organizations or individuals that are provided with public services for state management as prescribed hereof.

Article 7. Collectors

Collectors include regulatory agencies, public service providers, and organizations tasked with providing public services for state management tasks by competent state agencies as prescribed hereof.

Chapter II

PRINCIPLES OF DETERMINATION OF LEVEL, EXEMPTIONS, REMISSIONS OF FEES AND CHARGES

Article 8. Principles of determination of level of fees

Level of fees is determined to basically make up for expenses with due account taken of policies on socio-economic development of the state over periods, ensuring equality, fairness, public disclosure and transparency on rights and obligations of citizens.

Article 9. Principles of determination of level of charges

Level of charges is a pre-fixed amount of money without aiming at compensation for expenses; level of registration fee is determined by percentage of property value, ensuring equality, fairness, public disclosure and transparency on rights and obligations of citizens.

Article 10. Exemptions, remissions of fees, charges

1. Persons who are entitled to exemptions, remissions of fees and charges include children, poor households, senior citizens, the disabled, and persons with meritorious services to the Revolution, ethnic minorities living in communes facing extreme socio-economic difficulties and others as prescribed.

2. The Standing committee of the National Assembly shall stipulate persons entitled to exemptions and remissions of legal fees and charges. 

3. The Government shall stipulate persons entitled to specific exemptions and remissions within competence.

4. The Minister of Finance, provincial People’s Councils shall stipulate persons entitled to specific exemptions and remissions within competence.

Chapter III

DECLARATION, COLLECTION, PAYMENT, MANAGEMENT AND USE OF FEES AND CHARGES

Article 11. Declaration, payment

1. Fees and charges as prescribed hereof are receipts of government revenues not subject to taxation.

2. Payers shall carry out declaration and payment of fees and charges on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis or when they arise.

3. Payers shall pay fees and charges to collectors or State Treasuries by cash, through credit institutions, service institutions and other manners as prescribed.

4. Fees and charges collected in Vietnam shall be in Vietnam dong unless otherwise as regulated. Fees and charges collected overseas shall be in currency of home country or in freely convertible foreign currencies.

5. The Government shall detail this Article.

Article 12. Collection, payment, management and use of fees

1. Fees from public services provided by regulatory agencies shall be paid to state budget except for expenses for activities of provision of such public services.

Part or whole of fees from public services provided by public service providers shall be used to pay off expenses for provision of services, collection of fees based on cost estimates approved by competent state agencies and the remaining be paid to state budget

2. Amount of money deducted and set apart as prescribed in Clause 1, this Article shall be used as follows:

a) The amount of money set apart for collectors to pay off expenses for provision of services and collection of fees Based on nature and characteristics of each kind of fees, competent state agencies shall make decision on amount of money being left for collectors;

b) The amount of money left shall be managed and used according to law provisions; final settlement should be made annually. The unspent balance in the year shall be transferred to following year for spending as prescribed.

3. Part or whole of fees from public services provided by organizations as assigned by competent state agencies shall be used to pay off expenses for provision of services, collection of fees and the remaining be paid to state budget; Management and use of fees are prescribed by the law.

4. The Government shall detail this Article.

Article 13. Collection and payment of charges

1. Collectors should pay all collected charges to state budget in a timely manner.

2. Expenses for collection of charges shall be allocated by state budget in collectors' cost estimates according to regulations and limits of the state budget.

Chapter IV

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY OF COLLECTORS AND PAYERS

Article 14. Collectors

1. Make public announcement on collectors-owned portals fee-collecting points, name of fees, charges, level of fees and charges, collection, payers, persons entitled to exemptions, remissions and relevant legislative documents.

2. Establish and issue receipts to payers as prescribed;

3. Perform accounting practices; make regular reports on collection, payment and use of fees, charges; carry out financial disclosure as prescribed;

4. Perform separate accounting for each kind of fees, charges;

5. Make reports on collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges;

Article 15. Payers

1. Pay fees and charges in a timely manner as prescribed;

2. Receive written acknowledgement of receipts of amount of fees and charges paid;

Article 16. Prohibited acts and handling of violations

1. Prohibited acts:

a) Regulatory agencies, public service providers, organizations and individuals organize collection of fees and charges on their own initiatives;

b) Carry out collection, payment, management and use of fees in opposition with laws;

2. Any act in breach of laws on fees and charges shall be disciplined, penalized for administrative violations or liable to criminal prosecution depending nature and severity of the violations.

Chapter V

AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF REGULATORY AGENCIES FOR MANAGEMENT OF FEES AND CHARGES

Article 17. Authority of Standing committee of the National Assembly

1. Make decisions on amendments, supplements or postponement of a number of fees and charges at the request of the Government and make the report to the National Assembly in the next meeting session.

2. Make decision on level of collection, payment, management and use of legal fees and charges;

Article 18. Authority and responsibility of Government

1. Unify state administration on fees and charges;

2. Make submission of a number of fees and charges to the Standing committee of the National Assembly for amendments, supplements.

3. Stipulate level of fees and charges, collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges within competence;

4. Make submission to the Standing committee of the National Assembly for stipulating collection, exemptions, remission, payment, management and use of legal fees and charges;

5. Provide guidance on unification of fees and charges in the list of fees and charges enclosed herewith;

Article 19. Authority and responsibility of Ministry of Finance

1. Assist the Government with unifying state administration on fees and charges;

2. Promulgate legislative documents on fees and charges within competence or make the submission to the Government for promulgation;

3. Stipulate level of fees and charges, collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges within competence;

4. Organize and instruct collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges;

5. Investigate, inspect and handle violations in activities of collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges according to law provisions;

6. Handle complaints, denunciations on fees and charges according to law provisions;

Article 20. Responsibility of Supreme People’s Court, Supreme People’s Procuracy, ministerial-level agencies and Governmental agencies

1. Direct, instruct and organize implementation of the Law on Fees and Charges within branches and sectors within management;

2. Investigate, inspect and handle violations in activities of collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges within branches, sectors under management;

3. Make reports on collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges within branches, sectors under management;

4. Submit proposal for activities requiring collection of fees, charges to the Ministry of Finance for making report to the Government and the Standing committee of the National Assembly for amendments and supplements; submit proposal for level of fees, charges, collection, payment, exemptions, remission, management and use of specific kind of fees, charges within branches, sectors to the Government or the Ministry of Finance;

Article 21. Authority of provincial People’s Councils

1. Decide level of collection, exemptions, remissions, payment, management and use of fees and charges within competence;

2. Review and provide suggestions to People’s committees of provinces for making proposal to the Government and the Standing committee of the National Assembly for amendments, supplements and postponement of fees and charges within competence;

Article 22. Authority and responsibility of People’s committees of provinces

1. Make submission to provincial People’s Councils for decisions on level of collection, exemptions, remissions, payment, management and use of fees and charges within competence;

2. Make report on collection of fees and charges in localities to regulatory agencies at higher level and provincial People’s Councils;

3. Investigate, inspect and handle violations in activities of collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges according to law provisions;

4. Handle complaints, denunciations on fees and charges according to law provisions;

5. Make report to People’s Council for supplements, amendments or postponement of fees and charges within its competence before making proposal to the Government and the Standing committee of the National Assembly for decisions;

Chapter VI

IMPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

Article 23. Effect

1. This Law takes effect since January 01, 2017.

2. Following regulations shall be amended or annulled:

a) Clause 3, Article 75 of the Law on Inland Waterway Navigation No. 23/2004/QH11 which was amended and supplemented according to the Law No. 48/2014/QH13 is hereby annulled;

b) Sub-paragraph a, Paragraph 2, Article 74 of the Law on Railway No. 35/2005/QH11 is annulled.

c) Phrases "Admission fee" in Articles 101 and 105 of the Law on Education No. 38/2005/QH11 which was amended and supplemented according to the Law No. 44/2009/QH12, Articles 64, 65 of the Law on Higher Education No. 08/2012/QH1, Articles 28 and 29 of the Law on Vocational Education No. 74/2014/QH13 are annulled.

d) Clause 4, Article 18 of the Law on Health insurance No. 25/2008/QH12 which was amended or supplemented according to the Law No. 46/2014/QH13 is hereby annulled;

dd) Article 25 and Paragraph 3, Article 15 of the Law on Independent audit No. 67/2011/QH12 is annulled.

e) Chapter IV – A on license tax as prescribed in the Standing committee of the National Assembly’s Resolution No. 200/NQ-TVQH dated January 18, 1966 defining trade and industry tax on cooperatives, cooperative organizations and individual business households amended and supplemented according to Ordinance No. 10-LCT/HĐNN7 dated February 26, 1983 amending and supplementing a number of articles of trade and industry tax, Ordinance dated November 17, 1987 amending and supplementing a number of articles on trade and industry tax and regulations on commodity tax, Ordinance dated March 03, 1989 amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Ordinance and Statute on trade and industry tax and commodity tax is hereby annulled.

3. The Ordinance No. 38/2001/PL-UBTVQH10 on fees and charges and Ordinance No. 10/2009/PL-UBTVQH12 on legal fees and charges shall become invalid since this Law takes effect.

Article 24. Transitional provisions

Fees in the list of fees and charges accompanied by the Ordinance on Fees and Charges No. 38/2001/PL-UBTVQH10 transferred into price mechanism defined by the State according to the list in Appendix 2 enclosed herewith shall be executed according to the Law on Price since this Law takes effect.

Article 25. Detailed regulations

The Government shall detail provisions prescribed hereof.

This Law has been ratified in the 10th Meeting Session of the Thirteenth National Assembly in November 25, 2015.

 

 

CHAIRMAN OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY




Nguyen Sinh Hung

 

APPENDIX 01

LIST OF FEES, CHARGES
(Enclosed with the Law on Fees and Charges No. 97/2015/QH13)

A. LIST OF FEES

No.

NAME OF FEES

AGENCIES IN CHARGE

I

FEES PERTAINING TO AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

1

Fees for quarantine

 

1.1

Fees for animal and plant quarantine

Ministry of Finance

1.2

Fees for animal product quarantine

Ministry of Finance

2

Fees for animal slaughter control

Ministry of Finance

3

Fees for prevention, fighting of animal diseases

Ministry of Finance

4

Fees for protection of aquatic resources

Ministry of Finance

5

Fees for monitoring disinfection of plant quarantine targets

Ministry of Finance

6

Fees for protection of varieties in the areas of  agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Ministry of Finance

7

Fees for selection and recognition of parent plants, seed forest trees

* Ministry of Finance (with respect to activities of selection and recognition performed by central agencies) * Provincial People’s Councils (with respect to activities of selection and recognition performed by local agencies)

8

Fees for testing food safety for imported agricultural, forestry and fisheries products

Ministry of Finance

9

Fees for agricultural assessment

 

9.1

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates for exported products at the request of importing countries

Ministry of Finance

9.2

Fees for assessment and certification of knowledge of food safety in the areas of agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Ministry of Finance

9.3

Fees for assessment and certification of origin of fishery raw materials

Ministry of Finance

9.4

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses, certificates for agricultural, forestry and fishery materials

Ministry of Finance

9.5

Fees for assessment of conditional business in the areas of agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Ministry of Finance

9.6

Fees for assessment and recognition or appointment and monitoring of laboratories in the areas of agriculture, forestry and fisheries

Ministry of Finance

10

Fees for registration of technical safety of fishing vessels and inspection of fishing facilities

Ministry of Finance

II

FEES PERTAINING TO INDUSTRY, TRADE, INVESTMENT AND CONSTRUCTION

1

Fees for use of infrastructure, service and public utilities in the area of checkpoints

Provincial People’s Councils

2

Fees for assessment of dossiers of purchase, sale, lease of ships, boats and aircraft

 

2.1

Fees for assessment of dossiers of purchase, sale, lease of ships, boats

Ministry of Finance

2.2

Fees for assessment of dossiers of purchase, sale, lease of aircraft

Ministry of Finance

2.3

Fees for assessment of dossiers of purchase, sale, lease of vessels

Ministry of Finance

3

Fees for assessment of investment projects

 

3.1

Fees for assessment and approval for investment with respect to urban development projects

Ministry of Finance

3.2

Fees for assessment of planning projects

Ministry of Finance

3.3

Fees for assessment of investment and construction projects

Ministry of Finance

3.4

Fees for assessment of fundamental designs

Ministry of Finance

3.5

Fees for assessment of technical designs

Ministry of Finance

3.6

Fees for assessment of construction estimate

Ministry of Finance

4

Fees for handling of competitions cases

 

4.1

Fees for handling of complaints

Ministry of Finance

4.2

Fees for handling of independent requests by relevant individuals

Ministry of Finance

4.3

Fees for assessment of application for fee exemptions in the handling of competitions cases

Ministry of Finance

5

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for use of industrial explosives

Ministry of Finance

6

Fees in the areas of chemistry

 

6.1

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for production of DOC, DOC-PSF chemicals

Ministry of Finance

6.2

Fees for assessment and approval for chemical incident response and prevention plan

Ministry of Finance

6.3

Fees for assessment and confirmation of chemical incident response and prevention plan

Ministry of Finance

6.4

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses, Certificates of satisfaction of conditions for chemical trading within the lists of chemicals subject to restricted and conditional production and trading

Ministry of Finance

7

Fees for assessment of conditions and standards of branches within the areas of agriculture, trade and construction

 

7.1

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for electrical operation

Ministry of Finance

7.2

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates of multi-level marketing registration

Ministry of Finance

7.3

Fees for assessment of conditions and standards of branches within the areas of construction

Ministry of Finance

7.4

Fees for assessment of conditions of e-commerce activities

Ministry of Finance

7.5

Fees for assessment of conditional business in the areas of industry

Ministry of Finance

7.6

Fees for assessment of conditions of goods and services subject to restricted trading; goods and services subject to conditional trading in the area of commerce

Ministry of Finance

8

Fees for provision of enterprise information

Ministry of Finance

9

Fees for certificates of origin (C/O)

Ministry of Finance

III

FEES PERTAINING TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS

1

Fees for confirmation of citizen registration

Ministry of Finance

2

Fees for issuance of visas and other entry and exit papers to foreigners

Ministry of Finance

3

Fees for receipt and delivery of applications, proof for Vietnamese legal persons and citizens

Ministry of Finance

4

Fees for consular certification and legalization

Ministry of Finance

IV

FEES PERTAINING TO NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENSE

1

Fees for fire prevention and fighting

 

1.1

Fees for assessment and approval for fire prevention and fighting design

Ministry of Finance

1.2

Fees for inspection of fire prevention and fighting equipment

Ministry of Finance

2

Fees for assessment of conditions and standards of branches within the areas of national security and defense

Ministry of Finance

3

Fees for exploitation and use of information from national database about population

Ministry of Finance

4

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for production and trading of civil cryptography products; certificates of standard conformity for civil cryptography products; certificates of conformity for civil cryptography products

Ministry of Finance

5

Fees for tests and issuance of certificates of professional competence in security

Ministry of Finance

V

FEES PERTAINING TO TRANSPORT

1

Fees pertaining to road traffic

 

1.1

Fees for use of roads

* Ministry of Finance with respect to roads under central management
* Provincial People’s Councils with respect to roads under local management

1.2

Fees for temporary use of road-beds, street pavements

Provincial People’s Councils

1.3

Fees for driver testing

Ministry of Finance

2

Fees pertaining to sea, inland waterways

 

2.1

Fees for use of anchorages

Ministry of Finance

2.2

Fees for marine security

Ministry of Finance

2.3

Fees for inspection, evaluation and issuance of international certificates of marine security

Ministry of Finance

2.4

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates of trading of marine transport services and transport support services

Ministry of Finance

2.5

Fees for confirmation of sea protests

Ministry of Finance

2.6

Fees for assessment of marine security, approval for marine security plan and issuance of ship’s logs

Ministry of Finance

2.7

Fees for assessment and public announcement of bridges, ports, waters, marine notices; inland ports, inland wharves

Ministry of Finance

2.8

Fees for assessment and issuance of operation licenses to ports, inland ports and inland wharves

Ministry of Finance

2.9

Fees for ship payloads

Ministry of Finance

2.10

Fees for assessment and approval for security plan with respect to inland ports receiving foreign watercraft

Ministry of Finance

2.11

Fees for navigable channels of inland waterways

Ministry of Finance

2.12

Fees for reports on inland waterways

Ministry of Finance

2.13

Fees for organizing tests and issuance of certificates of professional competence to captains, chief engineers

Ministry of Finance

3

Fees for use of railway infrastructure

Ministry of Finance

4

Fees pertaining to aviation

 

4.1

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates of satisfaction of requirements for flights to aircrafts

Ministry of Finance

4.2

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates of aircraft types, certificates of satisfaction of technical conditions of aeronautical equipment;

Ministry of Finance

4.3

Fees for provision of information from aircraft register

Ministry of Finance

4.4

Fees for concession of rights to exploitation of airports and airfields

Ministry of Finance

4.5

Fees for flights across Vietnam’s airspace

Ministry of Finance

4.6

Fees for analysis of flight data

Ministry of Finance

4.7

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates, licenses in the areas of civil aviation; issuance of permits for access to restricted zones at airports and airfields

Ministry of Finance

4.8

Fees for conducting tests and issuance of licenses to airline staff

Ministry of Finance

VI

FEES PERTAINING TO INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

1

Fees for use of radio frequencies

Ministry of Finance

2

Fees for maintenance and use of domains and Internet addresses

 

2.1

Fees for maintenance and use of national domain .vn

Ministry of Finance

2.2

Fees for maintenance and use of IP

Ministry of Finance

3

Fees for use of telecommunication codes, numbers

Ministry of Finance

4

Fees for rights to communication operation

 

4.1

Fees for establishment of public telecommunications network

Ministry of Finance

4.2

Fees for supply of telecommunications services

Ministry of Finance

4.3

Fees for tests of telecommunications network and services

Ministry of Finance

4.4

Fees for establishment of private telecommunications network

Ministry of Finance

4.5

Fees for installation of submarine telecommunications cable

Ministry of Finance

5

Fees for assessment of conditions for telecommunications activities

Ministry of Finance

6

Fees for assessment of conditions for postal activities

Ministry of Finance

7

Fees for maintenance of digital certificate status examination

Ministry of Finance

8

Fees for supply of paid TV services

Ministry of Finance

9

Fees for assessment of content of games online

Ministry of Finance

10

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates of standard conformity and certificates of conformity in the areas of information safety

Ministry of Finance

11

Fees for assessment and issuance of business certificates for internet safety products and services

Ministry of Finance

VII

FEES PERTAINING CULTURE, SPORTS AND TOURISM

1

Fees for sight-seeing tours

 

1.1

Fees for tours of scenic beauties

* Ministry of Finance with respect to the works under central management
* Provincial People’s Councils with respect to works under local management

1.2

Fees for tours of historical remains

* Ministry of Finance with respect to the works under central management
* Provincial People’s Councils with respect to works under local management

1.3

Fees for tours of cultural works and museums

* Ministry of Finance with respect to the works under central management
* Provincial People’s Councils with respect to works under local management

2

Fees for assessment of cultural products

 

2.1

Fees for assessment of content of imported, exported cultural products

Ministry of Finance

2.2

Fees for assessment of script of films and classification of films

Ministry of Finance

2.3

Fees for assessment of art performance shows; content of art performance shows on discs, software products and other materials

Ministry of Finance

2.4

Fees for assessment of content of not-for-business publications

Ministry of Finance

2.5

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for cooperation, joint undertaking in production of films, supply of film production services to foreign organizations and individuals

Ministry of Finance

3

Fees for assessment of requirements for practicing in the areas of culture, sports and tourism

 

3.1

Fees for assessment and classification of lodging establishments, service trading establishments qualified for serving tourists

Ministry of Finance

3.2

Fees for assessment and issuance of international travel business licenses

Ministry of Finance

3.3

Fees for assessment and issuance of tour guide cards

Ministry of Finance

3.4

Fees for assessment of applications for issuance of certificates of practicing in the areas of sports

Ministry of Finance

3.5

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates of satisfaction of conditions for operation of professional sports establishments

Provincial People’s Councils

3.6

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for karaoke and discotheque business

Ministry of Finance

4

Library fees

* Ministry of Finance with respect to libraries under central management
* Provincial People’s Councils with respect to libraries under local management

5

Fees for storage, consignment and use of archives

Ministry of Finance

6

Fees for registration for copyrights, copyright-related rights

Ministry of Finance

VIII

FEES PERTAINING TO HEALTH

 

1

Fees for assessment and issuance of medical examination papers

Ministry of Finance

2

Fees for examination and issuance of licenses to sell, import, export and announce medical equipment

Ministry of Finance

3

Fees for examination and issuance of licenses for circulation, importation, certificate and announcement


 

3.1

Fees for examination and issuance of licenses for circulation, importation, certification and announcement in the areas of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics

Ministry of Finance

3.2

Fees for examination and issuance of licenses for circulation, importation, certification and announcement of chemicals for domestic and medical use

Ministry of Finance

3.3

Fees for examination and issuance of licenses for importation, exportation and certification of pesticides, disinfectants for domestic and medical use

Ministry of Finance

3.4

Fees for examination and issuance of licenses for circulation, importation, certification and announcement in the areas of food safety

Ministry of Finance

4

Fees for assessment of standards and conditions for practicing in the areas of health

 

4.1

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for addiction treatment facilities

Ministry of Finance

4.2

Fees for assessment of conditions for practicing in the areas of food safety

Ministry of Finance

4.3

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses to facilities that have satisfied conditions for sex reassignment

Ministry of Finance

4.4

Fees for assessment of standards and conditions for practicing in the areas of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics

Ministry of Finance

4.5

Fees for assessment of operation of medical examination and treatment facilities; conditions for practicing medical examination and treatment

Ministry of Finance

4.6

Fees for assessment of standards and conditions for practicing in the areas of medical equipment

Ministry of Finance

IX

FEES PERTAINING TO NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT

1

Fees for environmental protection

 

1.1

Fees for wastewater

Government

1.2

Fees for exhaust

Government

1.3

Fees for mineral extraction

Government

1.4

Fees for assessment of environmental impact assessment reports, detailed environmental protection project

* Ministry of Finance with respect to the assessment conducted by central agencies;

* Provincial People’s Councils with respect to the assessment conducted by local agencies;

1.5

Fees for assessment of plan for environmental remediation

* Ministry of Finance with respect to the assessment conducted by central agencies; Provincial People’s Councils with respect to the assessment conducted by local agencies

2

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates of free sale (CFS) for imported, exported products of geodesy and cartography

Ministry of Finance

3

Fees for assessment of applications for land use right certificates

Provincial People’s Councils

4

Fees for assessment of mineral reserves

Ministry of Finance

5

Fees for exploitation and use of water sources

 

5.1

Fees for assessment of projects, reports on survey, exploitation and use of underground water

* Ministry of Finance with respect to the assessment conducted by central agencies; Provincial People’s Councils with respect to the assessment conducted by local agencies

5.2

Fees for assessment of conditions for practicing drilling water underground

* Ministry of Finance with respect to the assessment conducted by central agencies; Provincial People’s Councils with respect to the assessment conducted by local agencies

5.3

Fees for assessment of projects on exploitation and use of surface water, seawater

* Ministry of Finance with respect to the assessment conducted by central agencies; Provincial People’s Councils with respect to the assessment conducted by local agencies

5.4

Fees for assessment of projects on discharge of wastewater into water sources, irrigation works

* Ministry of Finance with respect to the assessment conducted by central agencies; Provincial People’s Councils with respect to the assessment conducted by local agencies

6

Fees for assessment of conditions for practicing in the areas of natural resources and environment

 

6.1

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates of biosafety and genetic modification

Ministry of Finance

6.2

Fees for assessment of conditions for activities of environmental monitoring

Ministry of Finance

6.3

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for importation of scrap, treatment of hazardous waste

Ministry of Finance

6.4

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for activities of geodesy and cartography

Ministry of Finance

6.5

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses or written approval to foreign organizations and individuals for conducting scientific research in territorial waters of Vietnam

Ministry of Finance

7

Fees for exploitation and use of data, figures about natural resources and environment

 

7.1

Fees for exploitation and use of oil and gas documents

Ministry of Finance

7.2

Fees for exploitation and use of land documents

Provincial People’s Councils

7.3

Fees for exploitation and use of documents on deposit survey and extraction

Ministry of Finance

7.4

Fees for exploitation and use of documents on geology and minerals

Ministry of Finance

7.5

Fees for exploitation and use of information about meteorology

Ministry of Finance

7.6

Fees for exploitation and use of data from national remote sensing

Ministry of Finance

7.7

Fees for exploitation and use of data about environment

Ministry of Finance

7.8

Fees for exploitation and use of data about natural resources and environment of sea and islands

Ministry of Finance

8

Fees for assessment of environmental protection plan in ship breaking activities

Ministry of Finance

9

Fees for certification of satisfaction of conditions of environmental protection for importation of raw materials

Ministry of Finance

10

Fees for exploitation and use of information about geodesy and cartography

Ministry of Finance

X

FEES PERTAINING TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1

Fees for intellectual property

 

1.1

Fees for assessment of industrial property

Ministry of Finance

1.2

Fees for looking up information about industrial property

Ministry of Finance

1.3

Fees for assessment of international registration for Vietnam-originated industrial property

Ministry of Finance

1.5

Fees for making announcement and registering information about industrial property

Ministry of Finance

1.6

Fees for use of diploma in intellectual property

Ministry of Finance

1.7

Fees for assessment of international registration for Vietnam-originated industrial property

Ministry of Finance

2

Fees for issuance of codes, bar codes

 

2.1

Fees for issuance and instructions on use of codes, bar codes

Ministry of Finance

2.2

Fees for maintenance of codes, bar codes

Ministry of Finance

2.3

Fees for use of enterprise codes, GLN, EAN-8

Ministry of Finance

2.4

Fees for use of foreign codes

Ministry of Finance

3

Fees for use of services in the areas of atomic energy

Ministry of Finance

4

Fees for assessment of safety in nuclear radiation and security

 

4.1

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for operation and use of irradiators

Ministry of Finance

4.2

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for production, processing and use of radioactive substances

Ministry of Finance

4.3

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for survey, exploitation and processing of radioactive ores

Ministry of Finance

4.4

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for treatment and storage of radioactive waste and used radiation sources

Ministry of Finance

4.5

Fees for examination and issuance of licenses for construction of radiation facilities

Ministry of Finance

4.6

Fees for examination and issuance of licenses for modification of scale and scope of operation of radiation facilities; licenses for termination of operation of radiation facilities

Ministry of Finance

4.7

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for importation and exportation of radioactive substances, nuclear materials, source materials, nuclear equipment

Ministry of Finance

4.8

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for packaging and transportation of radioactive materials, nuclear materials, source materials and radioactive waste

Ministry of Finance

4.9

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for transportation of radioactive substances in transit in Vietnam’s territory

Ministry of Finance

4.10

Fees for assessment and issuance of licenses for nuclear power plants, nuclear reactors

Ministry of Finance

5

Fees for assessment of plan for coping with nuclear and radiation accidents

Ministry of Finance

6

Fees for assessment of requirements for issuance of atomic energy application support service certificates

Ministry of Finance

7

Fees for assessment of contract for technology transfers

Ministry of Finance

8

Fees for assessment of requirements for science and technology activities

Ministry of Finance

XI

FEES PERTAINING TO FINANCE, BANKING, INSURANCE

1

Fees for management and supervision of activities of stock exchange, insurance, accounting and auditing

 

1.1

Fees for management and supervision of stock exchanges

Ministry of Finance

1.2

Fees for management and supervision of insurance

Ministry of Finance

1.3

Fees for management and supervision of accounting and auditing

Ministry of Finance

2

Fees for State treasure payment services

Ministry of Finance

3

Customs fees

Ministry of Finance

4

Fees for assessment of requirements for practicing in the areas of finance

 

4.1

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates of electronic casino game business

Ministry of Finance

4.2

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates of practicing accounting and auditing services, certificates of accounting and auditing service business

Ministry of Finance

4.3

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificates of eligibility to provide valuation services

Ministry of Finance

XII

FEES PERTAINING TO JUSTICE

1

Court fees

 

1.1

Criminal court fees

Standing Committee of National Assembly

1.2

Civil court fees

Standing Committee of National Assembly

1.3

Economic court fees

Standing Committee of National Assembly

1.4

Labor court fees

Standing Committee of National Assembly

1.5

Administrative court fees

Standing Committee of National Assembly

2

Fees for provision of information about secured transactions

 

2.1

Fees for provision of information about secured transactions involving rights to use of land and land-linked properties

* The Ministry of Finance or Provincial People’s Councils

2.2

Fees for provision of information about secured transactions involving airplanes

* The Ministry of Finance or Provincial People’s Councils

2.3

Fees for provision of information about secured transactions involving ships

* The Ministry of Finance or Provincial People’s Councils

2.4

Fees for provision of information about secured transactions involving movable assets except airplanes, ships

* The Ministry of Finance or Provincial People’s Councils

3

Notary fees

Ministry of Finance

4

Fees for authentication

 

4.1

Fees for certification of true copies

Ministry of Finance

4.2

Fees for authentication of signatures

Ministry of Finance

4.3

Fees for authentication of transaction contracts

Ministry of Finance

5

Fees for civil enforcement

Ministry of Finance

6

Fees for execution of judicial entrustment in civil matters with alien attributes

Ministry of Finance

7

Fees for assessment of requirements for judicial activities

Ministry of Finance

8

Fees for registration of secured transactions

* The Ministry of Finance or Provincial People’s Councils depending on registration

9

Fees for use of information

 

9.1

Fees for provision of information about judicial records

Ministry of Finance

9.2

Fees for confirmation of Vietnamese nationality

Ministry of Finance

9.3

Fees for confirmation of native of Vietnam

Ministry of Finance

9.4

Fees for exploitation and use of information from database about birth, marriage and death

Ministry of Finance

10

Fees for supply of codes to get access to database about secured transactions

Ministry of Finance

XIII

Other fees

1

Fees for assessment of standards and requirements for practicing according to law provisions

Ministry of Finance

2

Fees for recruitment, examination for promotion of ranks, grades of officials and civil servants

Ministry of Finance

3

Fees for assessment and issuance of certificate of free sale for products and goods according to law provisions

Ministry of Finance

4

Fees for verification of papers, documents

 

4.1

Fees for verification of papers, documents at the request of organizations and individuals at home

Ministry of Finance

4.2

Fees for verification of papers, documents at the request of organizations and individuals abroad

Ministry of Finance

B. LIST OF CHARGES

No.

NAMES OF CHARGES

AGENCIES IN CHARGE

I

CHARGES FOR STATE ADMINISTRATION RELATING TO RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS OF CITIZENS

1

Charges for nationality registration

Ministry of Finance

2

Charges for residence registration

* The Ministry of Finance or Provincial People’s Councils depending on activity

3

Charges for issuance of identity cards

* The Ministry of Finance or Provincial People’s Councils depending on activity

4

Charges for birth, marriage and death registration

Provincial People’s Councils

5

Charges for issuance of passports

 

5.1

Charges for issuance of passports

Ministry of Finance

5.2

Fees for issuance of laissez-passers

Ministry of Finance

5.3

Fees for issuance of exit permits

Ministry of Finance

6

Court charges

 

6.1

Charges for recognition and acceptance of enforcement of a judgement, a civil decision made by Foreign Court in Vietnam; a decision made by a foreign arbitrator;

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.1.1

Charges for recognition and acceptance of enforcement of a judgement, a civil, employment, business, commercial, criminal, and administrative decision made by Foreign Court in Vietnam;

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.1.2

Charges for not recognizing a judgement, a civil, employment, business, commercial, criminal, and administrative decision made by Foreign Court without request for enforcement in Vietnam

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.1.3

Charges for recognition and acceptance of enforcement of a decision made by a foreign arbitrator in Vietnam

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.2

Charges for handling civil matters

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.3

Charges for handling civil matters in connection with Vietnamese arbitration

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.4

Charges for submission of request for opening bankruptcy proceedings

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.5

Charges for consideration of legality of strikes

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.6

Charges for capturing ships, airplanes

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.7

Fees for execution of judicial entrustment by Foreign Court in Vietnam

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.8

Charges for issuance of copy of Court papers, documents

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.8.1

Charges for making copy of documents, evidence in case records made by the Court

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.8.2

Charges for issuance of copy of a judgement, decision made by the Court

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.8.3

Charges for issuance of certificates of expungement of criminal record

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.8.4

Charges for issuance of copy of other Court papers

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.9

Charges for sending procedural documents abroad

Standing Committee of National Assembly

6.10

Charges for judicial entrustment overseas

Standing Committee of National Assembly

7

Charges for issuance of labor licenses to expatriate workers in Vietnam

Provincial People’s Councils with respect to licensing made by local agencies

8

Charges for issuance of licenses to employees working overseas for a specified period

Ministry of Finance

9

Charges for child adoption registration

 

9.1

Charges for domestic adoption registration

The Government

9.2

Charges for intercountry adoption registration

The Government

9.3

Charges for registration of adoption at representative agencies

The Government

10

Charges for licensing adoption agencies

The Government

II

CHARGES FOR STATE ADMINISTRATION RELATING TO RIGHTS TO OWNERSHIP AND USE OF PROPERTIES

1

Registration charges

The Government

2

Charges for issuance of certificates of land use right, house and land-linked property ownership

Provincial People’s Councils

3

Fees for issuance of construction permit

Provincial People’s Councils

4

Fees for issuance of planning permit

Ministry of Finance

5

Charges for management of means of transport

 

5.1

Charges for registration and issuance of number plates to means of transport; inland watercraft

Ministry of Finance

5.2

Charges for registration and issuance of special use vehicles

Ministry of Finance

5.3

Charges for issuance of certificates to airplanes

Ministry of Finance

6

Charges in the areas of maritime

 

6.1

Charges for ship registration

Ministry of Finance

6.2

Charges for certifying participation in insurance or other financial guarantees by ship owners for damage caused by oil pollution

Ministry of Finance

6.3

Charges for leaving and entering ports, wharves, inland wharves

Ministry of Finance

6.4

Charges for issuance of the Declaration of Maritime Labor Compliance I (DMLC I)

Ministry of Finance

7

Fees for intellectual property

 

7.1

Fees for intellectual property

Ministry of Finance

7.2

Charges for issuance of diplomas in property rights, certificates of ownership transfer agreement registration

Ministry of Finance

7.3

Charges for maintenance, extension, termination or postponement of validity of diplomas in property protection

Ministry of Finance

III

CHARGES FOR STATE ADMINISTRATION RELATING TO PRODUCTION AND BUSINESS

1

Charges for enterprise registration

Ministry of Finance

2

Charges for business registration

Provincial People’s Councils

3

License charges

The Government

4

Charges for issuance of licenses to branches or representative offices of foreign organizations in Vietnam

Ministry of Finance

5

Charges for distribution of digital repository of telecommunications and Internet resources

 

5.1

Charges for distribution of telecommunication codes, numbers

Ministry of Finance

5.2

Charges for registration of use of national domain .vn

Ministry of Finance

5.3

Charges for registration of use of IP address

Ministry of Finance

6

Charges for issuance of telecommunications business certificates and certificates of professional competence in telecommunications

 

6.1

Charges for issuance of telecommunications business certificates

Ministry of Finance

6.2

Charges for issuance of telecommunications business certificates

Ministry of Finance

6.3

Charges for issuance of licenses for establishment of private telecommunications network

Ministry of Finance

6.4

Fees for issuance of licenses for tests of telecommunications network

Ministry of Finance

7

Charges for issuance of diplomas or certificates for operating all types of vehicles

Ministry of Finance

8

Charges for issuance of certificates of quality and technical safety assurance for machinery, equipment, vehicles and substances subject to strict requirements for safety

Ministry of Finance

9

Charges for issuance of stamps for control of tapes, discs having contents

Ministry of Finance

10

Charges for transfer of certificates, credits of greenhouse gas emission reduction

Ministry of Finance

11

Charges for issuance of licenses for importation of publications

 

11.1

Charges for registration of importation of publications for business

Ministry of Finance

11.2

Charges for issuance of licenses for importation of publications not for business

Ministry of Finance

12

Fees for issuance of licenses for use of radio frequencies

Ministry of Finance

13

Fees for issuance of licenses for importation of  radio transmitters, receivers equipment

Ministry of Finance

14

Charges for issuance of certificates of registration of provision of foreign programs on paid TV

Ministry of Finance

15

Charges for issuance of sender ID for online advertising

Ministry of Finance

16

Charges for issuance of licenses for importation of information safety products

Ministry of Finance

17

Charges for issuance of certificates to persons working on radiation

Ministry of Finance

18

Charges for issuance of certificates of practicing atomic energy application support services

Ministry of Finance

19

Charges in the areas of standards, metrology and quality

 

19.1

Charges for issuance of registration of declaration of standard compliance, declaration of regulation compliance

Ministry of Finance

19.2

Charges for issuance of certificates of approval for measurement instruments (domestically manufactured or imported)

Ministry of Finance

19.3

Charges for issuance of recognition of capacity for testing measurement instruments

Ministry of Finance

20

Charges for issuance of licenses for management and use of weapons, explosive materials, supporting tools and firecrackers

Ministry of Finance

21

Fees for issuance of construction permits

 

21.1

Fees for issuance of construction permits to foreign contractors

Ministry of Finance

21.2

Fees for issuance of certificates of qualification for construction activities

Ministry of Finance

21.3

Fees for issuance of certificates of practicing in construction activities to individuals

Ministry of Finance

22

Charges for issuance of certificates of practicing as real estate brokers

Ministry of Finance

23

Charges for issuance of certificates of practicing as architects and construction engineers; certificates of construction supervision

Ministry of Finance

24

Charges for issuance of licenses for establishment of commodity exchanges

Ministry of Finance

25

Charges for issuance of certificates of practicing construction, construction working monitoring and certificates of compliance

Ministry of Finance

26

Fees for issuance of certificates of satisfaction of requirements for film production and business

Ministry of Finance

27

Charges for issuance of licenses for establishment and operation of credit institutions, licenses for establishment of branches of foreign banks, licenses for establishment of representative offices of foreign credit institutions, other foreign organizations having banking activities

Ministry of Finance

28

Charges for issuance of supply of intermediate payment service to non-bank organizations

Ministry of Finance

29

Fees for issuance of licenses for mineral operation

Ministry of Finance

30

Fees for issuance of sea dumping permits

Ministry of Finance

31

Charges for issuance of licenses, certificates of operation in securities

Ministry of Finance

32

Charges for issuance of or adjustments to certificates of outward investment registration

Ministry of Finance

33

Charges for registration of rights to airplanes

Ministry of Finance

34

Charges for issuance of certificates to establishments eligible for labor environment monitoring

Ministry of Finance

35

Charges for issuance of licenses for importation, exportation of industrial precursors

Ministry of Finance

IV

CHARGES FOR STATE ADMINISTRATION ON NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY

1

Charges for leaving and entering ports

 

1.1

Charges for leaving and entering ports

Ministry of Finance

1.2

Charges for leaving and entering inland ports, wharves

Ministry of Finance

1.3

Charges for leaving and entering airports, airfields

Ministry of Finance

2

Charges for traveling through mainland, territorial waters

 

2.1

Charges for commodities, cargo and transport vehicles in transit

Ministry of Finance

2.2

Charges for issuance of certificates of survey, design, installation, repairs and maintenance of postal communication, oil & gas, transport works running through Vietnam’s mainland, territorial waters

Ministry of Finance

2.3

Charges for issuance of disembarking permit to foreign seafarers

Ministry of Finance

2.4

Fees for issuance of permits for boarding foreign ships

Ministry of Finance

2.5

Charges for issuance of licenses to Vietnamese nationals and foreigners for operating in journalism, scientific research and tourism in connection with foreign ships, boats

Ministry of Finance

3

Charges for signatures in the areas of oil and gas

Ministry of Finance

V

CHARGES FOR STATE MANAGEMENT IN OTHER AREAS

1

Charges for issuance of certificates of practicing as a lawyer

Ministry of Finance

2

Charges for issuance of notary cards

Ministry of Finance

3

Charges for issuance of certificates of practicing as a asset manager

Ministry of Finance

4

Charges for issuance of narrator’s certificate

Ministry of Finance

5

Charges for issuance of certificates of practicing in veterinary medicine, biological preparations, cultures, chemicals, substances for environmental remediation in aquaculture, livestock production

Ministry of Finance

6

Charges for issuance of certificates of the quarantine of terrestrial animals and their derived products; aquatic products being imported, in transit, temporarily imported for export, moved to another custom post outside the checkpoint area

Ministry of Finance

7

Charges for issuance of licenses for exploitation and operation in fisheries

Ministry of Finance

8

Charges for recognition of quality of agricultural materials eligible for circulation in Vietnam

Ministry of Finance

9

Charges for issuance of licenses for importation, exportation of varieties and genetic resources of agricultural plants

Ministry of Finance

 

 

 

 

ANNEX 02

LIST OF PRODUCTS AND SERVICES WITH FEES BEING CONVERTED INTO PRICE FIXED BY THE STATE

No.

NAME OF FEES

NAME OF PRICES

1

Irrigation fees

Public products and services of irrigation

2

Fees for tests of drug used for animals and plants

Services of testing drug used for animals and plants

3

Fees for cadastral measurement and mapping

Service of cadastral measurement and mapping

4

Market fees

Service of market kiosk lease

5

Fees for use of roads

Use-of-roads service by road construction projects  

6

Fees for crossing a body of water by boats, ferries

Boat, ferry use service

7

Fees for use of ports, stations

Port, station use service

8

Fees for navigation

Navigation service

9

Fees for verification of transport vehicles

Transport vehicle verification service

10

Fees for technical verification for machinery, equipment, materials and substances subject to strict requirements for safety

Service of technical verification for machinery, equipment, materials and substances subject to strict requirements for safety

11

Fees for car

Car parking service

12

Fees for epidemic disease prevention and combat

Service of inoculation and disinfection of animals, veterinary diagnosis

13

Fees for medical quarantine

Medical, defensive medicine quarantine service

14

Fees for tests of sample drug, raw materials used for manufacturing drugs, drugs

Service of testing sample drug, raw materials used for manufacturing drugs, drugs

15

Fees for environmental protection for solid waste

Domestic solid waste treatment service

16

Fees for sanitation

Service of collection and transport of domestic waste

17

Fees for stock exchange operation

Stock exchange service

 

 


 

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