Vietnam/ 5.2 Legislation on culture  

In recent years, Vietnam has issued some laws to effectively manage cultural and art activities. They are as follows:

Some important legislative documents:

  • Law on cultural heritage (2001, amendment 2009);
  • Law on press (amendment 1999);
  • Law on publishing (1993, amendment 2004);
  • Law on cinema (2006, amendment 2009);
  • Law on intellectual rights (2005).

And other documents such as decrees, resolutions, directives and regulations such as:

  • Ordinance on library (2000);
  • Ordinance on advertisement (2001);
  • Ordinance on Hồ Chí Minh award and State award on culture and arts (1985);
  • Ordinance on the state’s honour titles (1985);
  • Decree number 87/CP dated 12 December 1995 of the Government on strengthening the management of cultural activities and services;
  • Decree number 88/2002/NĐ-CP dated 7 November 2002 of the Government on the management of export and import of cultural products with no business purposes;
  • Decree number 103/2009/ NĐ-CP dated 6 September 2009 of the Government on the regulation of cultural activities and public cultural business.
  • Decree number 75/2010/ NĐ-CP dated 12 July 2010 of the Government on the regulation to punish administrative violation in cultural activities.
  • Decree number 72/2000/NĐ-CP dated 5 December 2000 on the dissemination and distribution of cultural products abroad;
  • Decree number 48/CP dated 17 July 1995 of the Government on the structure and activities of cinema sector;
  • Decree number 76/CP dated 29 November 1996 of the Government on the guidance of some regulations of intellectual rights in Civil Code;
  • Decree number 61/2002/NĐ-CP dated 11 June 2002 of the Government on royalties;
  • Decree number 55/2001/NĐ-CP dated 26 August 2001 on the management, provision and usage of Internet service;
  • Directive number 10/2000/CT-TTg dated 26 April 2000 of the Prime Minister on strengthening the management and promoting the activities of foreign exchange information.

Chapter published: 30-11-2013