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Maritime Code needs update: NA

Update: April, 09/2015 - 09:15
"They also agreed that amendments to the 2005 Maritime Code should help to create basic changes in the maritime sector so that Viet Nam could capitalise on its tremendous economic potential implications". — Photo tuoitre.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Deputies to the National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday agreed on the need to amend the 2005 Marinetime Code to bring it into line with the 2013 Constitution and International Conventions. Viet Nam is a signatory.

During their discussion, deputies pointed out that many articles and provisions written in the law needed specific guiding documents to bring them to life. In addition, many new legal documents relating to management of maritime activities were introduced after the code came into force.

They agreed that in the last 10 years, Viet Nam's socio-economic conditions had undergone many changes. So had the international situation. Meanwhile, Viet Nam's maritime transport activities remain well behind the nation's big potential and long coast line.

They also agreed that amendments to the 2005 Maritime Code should help to create basic changes in the maritime sector so that Viet Nam could capitalise on its tremendous economic potential implications.

Nguyen Van Giau, Chairman of the National Assembly Economic Committee, asked the drafting committee to thoroughly review relevant laws, including the Enterprises Law, Labour Code, the Inland Water Transport, Law of the Sea of Viet Nam and others, to make sure the law would be in harmony with them as well as with other international conventions to which Viet Nam was a signatory.

The final draft to the amendments of the Marinetime Code must be ready for the ninth full house meeting of the National Assembly to be held in the second half of May. — VNS

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