Resolution 105/NQ-CP 2021 supporting enterprises, cooperatives amid COVID-19 pandemic
To consider reducing 80% of deposit for travel service business by the end of 2023
The Resolution No. 105/NQ-CP on supporting enterprises, cooperatives and business households amid the COVID-19 pandemic is issued on September 09, 2021 by the Government.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism shall assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Justice and relevant ministries and agencies to soon allow travel service businesses to receive an 80% reduction in deposit for travel service business by the end of 2023, reduce the time for settlement of deposit refunds for travel services from 60 days to 30 days.
The Ministry of Finance shall timely implement policies on the relaxation and reduction of taxes, fees, charges and land rentals after being promulgated by competent agencies; implement preferential tax policies for imported goods to finance COVID-19 prevention and control after being approved by the Government.
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs shall urgently submit for the promulgation of policies related to the reduction of contributions or support from the balance of the social insurance fund in a short term to promptly provide support to employees, businesses, cooperatives, business households and other groups of employers, such task must be completed in September 2021; direct and guide the Vietnam Social Security to research and propose exemption from fines for late payment of social insurance arising in 2020 and 2021 in accordance with law regulations, such task must be completed in September 2021.
Besides, the Ministry of Finance shall direct the General Department of Customs to allow enterprises, cooperatives and business households to submit scanned copies certified by digital signatures for documents that must be submitted as originals in the form of paper/notarized/certified copies in accordance with regulations of ministries and agencies to solve bottlenecks upon clearing goods; enterprises, cooperatives and business households shall supplement such documents after the goods are cleared for post-inspection.
This Resolution takes effect from the signing date.
For further details of the Resolution 105/NQ-CP, Click here
translation of the Official Gazette of the Vietnam News Agency
THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
Hanoi, September 9, 2021
On support for enterprises, cooperatives and business households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
Pursuant to the June 19, 2015 Law on Organization of the Government, and the November 22, 2019 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and the Law on Organization of Local Administration;
Pursuant to the National Assembly’s Resolution No. 30/2021/QH15 of July 28, 2021, on the first session of the XVth National Assembly;
Pursuant to the National Assembly Standing Committee’s Resolution No. 268/NQ-UBTVQH15 of August 6, 2021, permitting the Government to promulgate a Resolution with a number of contents different from provisions of laws to meet requirements of the COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control;
Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 138/2016/ND-CP of October 1, 2016, promulgating the Working Regulation of the Government;
At the proposal of the Minister of Planning and Investment and based on unanimous opinions of the cabinet members,
Enterprises, cooperatives and business households1 have always played a very important role and position in national socio-economic development; and made positive contributions to economic growth, state budget revenues, export turnover, job generation, increase of income for workers, hunger elimination and poverty reduction, and social stability; is an important link in the production network and value chain and serves as one of the major forces for creation of social wealth and materials. In the context that the COVID-19 pandemic has exerted extremely negative impacts on production and business activities, enterprises, cooperatives and business households still hold up the spirit of solidarity, self-reliance for self-improvement and resolvedness, and spare no effort to adapt to difficult circumstances so as to continue their production and business activities and ensure employment for their workers; at the same time, they uphold the sense of accountability, sharing and advocating all authorities and sectors in pandemic prevention and control, supporting the people and community, organizing relief and transportation activities, and carrying out voluntary charitable activities.
The Government acknowledges and appreciates joint efforts, consensus, sharing, active and responsible participation, and noble gestures of enterprises, cooperatives and business households with the Party, the State and the people for their practical and effective contributions in many aspects in pandemic prevention and control as well as socio-economic development.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the Party, National Assembly, Government and Prime Minister have given drastic instructions and promptly promulgated numerous mechanisms, policies and solutions in support of the people, enterprises, cooperatives and business households.2 However, over the recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic in the country has seen extremely complicated developments as the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 has spread very fast with an extremely high virulence. Enterprises, cooperatives and business households used to be severely affected by the pandemic are now in even more difficult conditions; reserve resources are dwindling while the domestic and international markets are declining sharply and show no signs of revitalization or are revitalized very slowly; and the resilience of enterprises, cooperatives and business households is withering.