National Assembly members said that the draft Publishing Bill requires too many types of unnecessary licenses from companies while debating the bill during the ongoing NA session in Hanoi August 9.
The bill lays down 11 types of licenses in the publishing sector, including nine issued by the Ministry of Culture and Information and two by city or provincial-level People’s Committees.
Vice chairwoman of the NA’s Committee on Law Nguyen Thi Bac said, “There are so many types of licenses. Does a company really need to ask for printing licenses for each publication if a printing license is already granted? Why does an institution, which already has a publication import license, have to seek licenses for importing each batch of publications?” asked Bac at the 10-day conference of NA full-time deputies which began on August 2.
The publishing bill was also a hot topic of discussion at the NA session in June this year.
[Intellasia legal news]