MINISTRY OF FINANCE OF VIETNAM
TAX POLICY DEPARTMENT
Hanoi, 19th April 2013
DOMESTIC CONSULTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
- Pursuant to Law on Tender No. 61/2005QH11 dated 29/11/2005;
- Pursuant to Decision No. 2224/QĐ-BTC dated 5/9/2012 by Ministry of Finance on approval of Project Using evidence to develop effective and sustainable tax and price policies on all tobacco products aimed at curbing tobacco use in Vietnam.
1. Activity information:
· Project: Using evidence to develop effective and sustainable tax and price policies on all tobacco products aimed at curbing tobacco use in Vietnam
· Sponsor: The Union
· Implementing Unit: Tax Policy Dept., MOF.
· Form of Activities: Hiring domestic experts.
Conduct and/or update a review on tobacco tax policies and their implementation and tobacco production and consumption
Review international/ASEAN best practices on tobacco tax and produce a comprehensive report on tobacco tax law.
Develop a draft of the roadmap for tobacco tax increases based on established evidence..
Conduct an impact assessment report as required by the Law on the promulgation of legal documents.
2. Background information:
Following Vietnam's commitment under the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) effective from March 2005, the Prime Minister Decision No.732/2011/QD-TTg of 17th May 2011 approved the Strategy on reforming the Vietnamese tax system from 2011 to 2020. The excise tax reform needs to increase sufficiently on an annual basis to make tobacco products less affordable, thereby reducing tobacco consumption and ensuring revenue for the country. Compared to tobacco taxes within the Southeast Asian region, tobacco taxes are relatively low in Vietnam (45% of retail price) according to second annual report of the SITT project (February 2012).
The project aims to develop a tax roadmap and the drafting of the amendment to the current Excise Tax Law as well as to increase awareness, support and commitment among policy makers within relevant Government agencies and National Assembly committees to ensure support and approval of the excise tax roadmap and the amended excise tax law.
The revision of the current law on excise tax has been discussed and put into the National Assembly legislation agenda by 2014.
In order to develop a tax roadmap and the drafting of the amendment to the current Excise Tax Law, the Tax Policy Dept., MOF, under the sponsorship of the Union, will hire domestic experts to help the Department during the process of study and revision of the Excise Tax Law.
See 04 TORs attached.
Technical valuation on each application will be based on the following criteria:
Background in Economics, public finance management
Experience in tax policy making
Capable of collecting, analyzing and consolidating information
Experience in working with MOF (advantage)
Computer Skills Microsotf Word internet
Capable of working with international consultant
Interested candidates should send their letter of application & CV by 3rd May 2013 and copy(ies) of relevant Diplomas, Certificates and references to:
Tax Policy Dept.:
R. 514, No. 28 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi
Attn: Mr. Huynh Vuong Nam
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview, starting from 4th May 2013. No information will be provided by telephone.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL
Pham Dinh Thi