Vietnam: Major changes in the new Environmental Protection Law

In News / June 21, 2021

The National Assembly of Vietnam, at its recent 10th meeting, has adopted the new Law on Environmental Protection (“New Law”) following the proposal of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam (MONRE). The New Law represents the most significant modernization of the environmental law regime of Vietnam since the first law on environmental protection in 1993. It will take effect on 1 January 2022 and will replace the current 2014 Law on Environmental Protection (“Current Law“).

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