THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence – Freedom- Happiness
Hanoi, December 03rd, 2004
Pursuant to the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam as amended by Resolution 51-2001-QH10 passed by Legislature X of the National Assembly at its 10th Session on 25 December 2001;
This Law regulates publishing.
Article 1. Governing scope
This Law regulates the organization of publishing and publishing activities; and the rights and obligations of bodies, organizations and individuals participating in publishing activities.
Publishing activities include the sectors of publishing, printing of publications and distribution of publications.
Article 2. Applicable entities
This Law shall apply to Government bodies, political organizations, socio- political organizations, socio-politico-professional organizations, social organizations, socio-professional organizations, economic organizations, professional entities, units of the people's armed forces and Vietnamese citizens (hereinafter together referred to as bodies, organizations and individuals); and to international organizations and foreign organizations operating in the territory of Vietnam and to foreign individuals residing in Vietnam. If an international treaty which the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has signed or acceded to contains different provisions, the provisions of such international treaty shall prevail.
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