THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, June 30, 2003
ON THE PROTECTION OF VIETNAMESE MONEY
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the December 25, 2001 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to December 12, 1997 Law No. 01/1997-QH10 on Vietnam State Bank;
In order to protect Vietnamese money and the legitimate interests of organizations and individuals owning and using Vietnamese money;
At the proposal of the Governor of Vietnam State Bank,
Article 1.- Scope of application
This Decision provides for the responsibilities of agencies, organizations and individuals in the work of preventing, fighting and checking the production of counterfeit money, the storage, transportation and circulation of counterfeit money, and the ruination of Vietnamese money.
Article 2.- Interpretation of terms
The terms in this Decision shall be construed as follows:
1. Vietnamese money prescribed in this Decision is understood to include banknotes and coins issued by Vietnam State Bank (hereinafter called the State Bank for short).
2. Counterfeit money means assorted kinds of money identical to Vietnamese money but not printed, minted and issued by Vietnam State Bank.
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