Vietnam’s Central Party Steering Committee recently issued a strong directive ordering strict policies emphasizing improved consumer protection. Specifically, Directive No. 30/CT/TW on Strengthening Party Leadership and State Management Responsibility in Consumer Protection (Directive 30) was issued on 22 January 2019.
Directive 30 instructs party and statement management officers at all levels to place increased emphasis on consumer protection to protect the health and safety of citizens, and to keep in proper step with the country’s overall international economic integration. Some highlights of Directive 30 include directives related to the following:
Consumer protection law has been making strides over the years in Vietnam, but due to various objective and subjective factors, it still has room for improvement. Directive 30 is a clear signal that the leaders of Vietnam feel that improving consumer protection is definitely the right move to help improve the business climate in Vietnam, and also will help protect the health and safety of citizens.