Adjusting the Certificate of investment registration

Article 40. Adjusting the Certificate of investment registration

bookkeeping-vinasc31. When the Certificate of investment registration has to be adjusted, the investor shall follow the procedures for adjusting the Certificate of investment registration.

2. An application for adjustment to the Certificate of investment registration consists of:

a) A written request for adjustment to the Certificate of investment registration;

b) A report on project execution up to the date of project adjustment;

c) A decision on adjustments to the investment project;

d) Documents mentioned in Points b, c, d, dd and e Clause 1 Article 33 of this Article relevant to the adjustments.

3. Within 10 working days from the day on which the satisfactory application is received as prescribed in Clause 1 of this Article, the registry office shall adjust the Certificate of investment registration. In case of rejection, the investor must be notified in writing and provided with explanation.

4. If the project is subject to issuance of a decision on investment policies, the registry office shall follow the procedures for issuance of a decision on investment policies before adjusting the Certificate of investment registration if the adjustments are pertaining to the objectives, targets, primary technologies of the project, increase or decrease of capital investment by more than 10%, project duration, changes of investors or conditions applied to investors (if any).

5. If the adjustment to the Certificate of investment registration makes the project subject to issuance of a decision on investment policies, the registry office shall follow the procedures for issuance of a decision on investment policies before adjusting the Certificate of investment registration.

Article 41. Revoking the Certificate of investment registration

1. The registry office shall revoke the Certificate of investment registration in case a project is terminated as prescribed in Clause 1 Article 48 of this Law.

2. The Government shall specify the procedures for revoking the Certificate of investment registration.

Section 4: PROJECT EXECUTION

Article 42. Assurance of project execution

1. The investor shall pay a deposit for assurance of project execution if his/her project uses land allocated or leased out by the State, or is permitted by the State to change land purposes.

2. The deposit is equal to 1% – 3% of the capital investment, depending on the scale, characteristics, and execution schedule of the project.

3. The deposit shall be returned to the investor according to the project schedule, except for the case in which it is not returned.

4. The Government shall elaborate this Article.

Article 43. Durations of investment projects

1. The duration of an investment project inside an economic zone shall not be longer than 70 years.

2. The duration of an investment project in outside an economic zone shall not be longer than 50 years. The duration of a project in an disadvantaged area or extremely disadvantaged area or a project with slow rate of capital recovery may be longer but not extending 70 years.

3. If a project uses land allocated or leased by the State, but the transfer of land is delayed, the delay shall not be included in the project duration.

Article 44. Assessment of machinery, equipment and technological line

1. The investor is responsible for quality of machinery, equipment and technological line used for the project as prescribed by law.

bookkeeping-vinasc12. Where it is necessary for state management of science and technology or determination of tax basis, competent regulatory bodies shall request independent assessment of quality and value of machinery, equipment and technological line.

Article 45. Project transfer

1. The investor is entitled to transfer part or all of the project to another investor when the following conditions are satisfied:

a) The project is not terminated in the cases as prescribed in Clause 1 Article 48 of this Law;

b) Investment conditions applied to foreign investors are satisfied in case the foreign investor receives a project of investment in conditional business lines;

c) Regulations of law on law, real estate trading is complied with if the project transfer is associated with transfer of land;

d) Conditions in the Certificate of investment registration or relevant regulations of law are complied with.

2. Where transferring a project subject to issuance of the Certificate of investment registration, the investor shall submit the documents mentioned in Clause 1 Article 33 of this Law and the project transfer contract in order to change the investor.