At the Decree No. 195/2013/ND-CP dated November 21, 2013 of the Government detailing a number of articles of, and measures for implementing, the Publication Law, publishing houses may be established when meet all the conditions such as having a head office of at least 200 square meters (m2) for use.
Having at least VND 5 (five) billion for publication activities and having sufficient equipment for publication activities beside the regulations prescribed in the Publication Law such as having guidelines, objectives, functions, tasks, target service recipients and main publications suitable to its managing agency’s functions and tasks.
Having qualified persons for appointment of a general director (director) and an editor-in-chief and at least 5 full-time editors and being in line with the approved master plan on development of publishing houses.
Besides, To be granted a publication import business license by the Ministry of Information and Communications, a publication import business must satisfy the requirements in which the diploma granted by a professional training institution to the head of the publication importer must be a university or higher degree in publication distribution.
In case the head of the publication importer possesses a university or higher degree in a major other than publication distribution, he/she must possess a certificate of training in publication distribution granted by the Ministry of Information and Communications. In case of importing books, the publication importer must have at least 5 (five) staff members qualified for book content appraisal.
Specifically, these persons must have been engaged in publication activities in Vietnam for at least 5 years, possess a university or higher degree in foreign languages or a university degree in another major but obtain foreign-language qualifications suitable to the requirements on appraisal of imported book contents and possess a certificate of training in publication distribution granted by the Ministry of Information and Communications.
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