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

Recently, the National Assembly of Vietnam has approved the Law on International Agreements 2020.

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According to Article 40 of the Law on International Agreements 2020 of Vietnam, consultation requests regarding proposals for conclusion of international agreements under reduced procedures include:

1. A consultation request shall at least contain:

- Requirements and purposes of concluding an international agreement;

- The main contents of the international agreement;

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

- Compliance with the principles as prescribed in Article 3 hereof; grounds for application of reduced procedures.

2. Documentary evidence for application of reduced procedures is specified in Article 35 of this Law.

3. 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 41 of the Law on International Agreements 2020 of Vietnam also stipulates that for minor amendments or renewals, within the scope of their assigned functions, tasks, powers and no new international agreement is going to be concluded, the central regulatory body, provincial regulatory body and central agency of organization will not necessarily seek consultation from relevant entities. The consulting entities shall respond in writing within 3 working days after receiving a duly completed proposal. In cases where an international agreement designates an agency to amend the contents of the international agreement, such agency shall decide the amendment without having to seek consultation from other agencies or organizations, unless otherwise decided by the agency or person competent to decide the conclusion of the international agreement.

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

 Le Vy

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