THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND INFORMATION
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
Hanoi, August 22, 2003
AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING DECISION NO. 18/2002/QD-BVHTT OF JULY 29, 2002 PROMULGATING THE REGULATION ON LICENSING, INSPECTION, EXAMINATION OF, AND HANDLING OF VIOLATIONS IN, THE RECEPTION OF FOREIGN TELEVISION PROGRAMS
THE MINISTER OF CULTURE AND INFORMATION
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 63/2003/ND-CP of June 11, 2003 defining the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Ministry of Culture and Information;
Pursuant to the December 28, 1989 Press Law and the June 12, 1999 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Press Law;
Pursuant to the Government's Decree No. 51/2002/ND-CP of April 26, 2002 detailing the implementation of the Press Law and the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Press Law;
Pursuant to the Prime Minister's Decision No. 150/2003/QD-TTg of July 22, 2003 amending and supplementing Decision No. 46/2001/QD-TTg on the management of the goods export and import in the 2001-2005 period and Decision No. 79/2002/QD-TTg on the management of the reception of foreign television programs;
At the proposal of the director of the Press Department of the Ministry of Culture and Information,
Article 1.- To amend and supplement Article 13, Section E, Chapter I and Articles 14 and 15, Chapter II of the Regulation on licensing, inspection, examination of, and handling of violations in, the reception of foreign television programs, promulgated together with Decision No. 18/QD-BVHTT of July 29, 2003 as follows:
"Section E: Importing and trading in TV Receive Only (TVRO) equipment
Article 13.- The agencies which import and/or trade in TV Receive Only (TVRO) equipment must apply for permission and obtain written approval from the Ministry of Culture and Information for each goods lot to be imported and/or traded in.
The agencies and organizations which import and/or trade in TVRO equipment shall have to submit dossiers of application for permits to import and/or trade in TVRO equipment to the Press Department, the Ministry of Culture and Information.
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