Vietnam: Guiding the procedures for concluding an international agreement in the name of the provincial regulatory body

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

Thủ tục ký kết thỏa thuận quốc tế, Luật thỏa thuận quốc tế

 

Specifically, according to Article 19 of the Law on International Agreements 2020 of Vietnam, the procedures for concluding an international agreement in the name of the provincial regulatory body are specified as follows:

1. The provincial regulatory body shall send a proposal for conclusion of an international agreement in their name to seek written consultation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies and organizations directly related to this international agreement.

2. The consulting entities shall respond in writing within 7 working days after receiving a duly completed proposal specified in Article 27 of this Law.

3. The competent person defined in Article 18 of this Law shall decide and proceed to sign or authorize another person to sign the international agreement after reviewing and acquiring consultation from the consulting entities.

4. In case the consulting entity disagrees with the conclusion of international agreements, the procedures shall be done as follows:

- The provincial regulatory body shall seek consultation from the Prime Minister on the conclusion of the international agreement. The submitting agency must fully report the consultation of the consulting entity;

- Within 7 working days after receiving duly completed documentation as prescribed in Article 28 of this Law, the Prime Minister shall give his/her opinions in writing on the conclusion of the international agreement;

- The conclusion of the international agreement shall proceed following a written consent from the Prime Minister.

5. The provincial regulatory body shall report in writing to the Prime Minister and send a copy of the international agreement to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within 15 days from the date on which the international agreement is signed.

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

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