Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnam-Japan Economic Committee under the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) jointly held a meeting to launch the phase.
The seventh phase, to last from August 2018 till the end of 2019, will deal with ten items, with nine agreed by the two sides during the meeting.
The Japanese side has made 65 recommendations regarding regulations on investment in Vietnam for foreign investors as prescribed in the Investment Law, the Law on Enterprises, the Land Law and other relevant laws.
The recommendations also cover the reform of State enterprises and the stock market, the intensification of industrialisation with international competitiveness, labour and wage, and the policy framework on Public-Private Partnership (PPP), among others.
There will be three meetings which are scheduled for late 2018, mid-2019 and late 2019 to review the implementation of the phase.
A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed at the meeting.
The Vietnam-Japan Joint Initiative was launched in April 2003 as a result of special cooperation mechanism between the Vietnamese and Japanese Governments.
It serves as a policy dialogue forum between Japanese investors and relevant Vietnamese ministries and agencies, where proposals have been made to help competent Vietnamese agencies fine-tune laws and policies.
Over the past six phases, more than 470 action plans have been carried out.