Vietnamese competition law reloaded

Earlier this week, on 1 July the amendments to Vietnam's Competition Law came into effect. The revision of the Competition Law is in line with a push of economic liberalization by the government over the past few years.

Efforts to increase business sector transparency, combat corruption, streamline licensing and investment procedures, and strengthen the protection of intellectual property and other private property rights have allowed Vietnam to advance 13 spots in the 2019 Index of Economic Freedom as compared to the previous year. However, as with all things in Vietnam, the success of the amended Competition Law will depend on how the law will be implemented in practice.

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