Reduced procedures for concluding international agreements in the name of the National Assembly and Government of Vietnam

On November 13, 2020, the National Assembly of Vietnam approved the Law on International Agreements 2020.

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According to Article 37 of the Law on International Agreements 2020 of Vietnam, reduced procedures for concluding international agreements in the name of the National Assembly are specified as follows:

- The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly shall send a proposal for conclusion of an international agreement to seek written consultation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam and relevant agencies and organizations directly related to this international agreement.

- The consulting entities shall respond in writing within 3 working days after receiving a duly completed proposal specified in Article 40 of this Law.

- The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly shall conclude the international agreement as to the policy or project already approved by the competent authority as prescribed in point a clause 1 Article 35 of this Law.

- In cases where there are differing opinions between the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly and consulting entities about the necessity to conclude the international agreement; compliance with the principles specified in Article 3 of this Law; or requirements for application of reduced procedures specified in Clause 1, Article 35 of this Law, Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Assembly shall propose the Deputy President of National Assembly to seek the decision from the President of National Assembly. Documents required are specified in Article 28 of this Law. The conclusion of the international agreement shall proceed following a written consent from the President of the National Assembly.

Besides, reduced procedures for concluding international agreements in the name of the Government are specified as follows:

- The Ministry, ministerial-level agency and Governmental agency shall send a proposal for conclusion of an international agreement to seek written consultation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies and organizations directly related to this international agreement.

- The consulting entities shall respond in writing within 3 working days after receiving a duly completed proposal specified in Article 40 of this Law.

- The Ministry, ministerial-level agency and Governmental agency shall conclude the international agreement as to the policy or project already approved by the competent authority as prescribed in point a clause 1 Article 35 of this Law.

- In cases where there are differing opinions between the Ministry, ministerial-level agency and Governmental agency and consulting entities about the necessity to conclude the international agreement; compliance with the principles specified in Article 3 of this Law; or requirements for application of reduced procedures specified in Clause 1, Article 35 of this Law, the Ministry, ministerial-level agency and Governmental agency shall seek the decision from the Prime Minister. Documents required are specified in Article 28 of this Law. The conclusion of the international agreement shall proceed following a written consent from the Prime Minister.

View more details at the Law on International Agreements 2020 of Vietnam, effective from July 01, 2021.

 Le Vy

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