Vietnam: Components of consultation requests regarding proposals for conclusion of international agreements

This is an important content of the Law on International Agreements 2020, approved by the National Assembly of Vietnam at its 10th session on November 13, 2020.

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Specifically, according to Article 27 of the Law on International Agreements 2020 of Vietnam, required documents in a consultation request regarding a proposal for conclusion of international agreement, as prescribed in Clause 1 Article 9, Clause 1 Article 13, Clause 1 Article 15, Clause 1 Article 17, Clause 1 Article 19 and Clause 1 Article 22 of this Law, include:

- A proposal for conclusion of international agreement shall at least contain:

+ Requirements and purposes of concluding the international agreement;

+ The main contents of the international agreement;

+ Assessment of the conformity of the international agreement with the Vietnamese law and relevant international treaties to which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a signatory;

+ Assessment of the impact of the international agreement on politics, foreign affairs, national defense, security, socio-economic and other impacts;

+ Compliance with the rules specified in Article 3 of this Law;

+ The feasibility and effectiveness of the international agreement;

- Draft international agreement document in Vietnamese and foreign language. In case the international agreement only contains a document in foreign language, Vietnamese translation is required.

Besides, Article 28 of the Law on International Agreements 2020 of Vietnam also stipulates required documents in a proposal for conclusion of international agreement, as prescribed in Clause 3 Article 9, Clause 4 Article 13, Clause 4 Article 15, Clause 4 Article 17, Clause 4 Article 19 and Clause 4 Article 22 of this Law, including:

- A proposal for conclusion of international agreement, which includes the contents specified in Clause 1, Article 27 of this Law and issues with differing opinions between the consulting entity (if any), proposal for authorization to sign international agreement (if any);

- Written consultation responses of agencies and organizations specified in Clause 2 of Article 9, Clause 2 of Article 13, Clause 2 of Article 15, Clause 2 of Article 17, Clause 2 of Article 19, of Clause 2 of Article 22 and Clause 4 of Article 25 of this Law;

- Report on explanation and acquiring opinions of the consulting entities;

- Draft international agreement document in Vietnamese and foreign language. In case the international agreement only contains a document in foreign language, Vietnamese translation is required.

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

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