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NEWS: Vietnam: Alcohol Laws Achieve Decline in Beer Sales

New alcohol laws in Vietnam achieve a decline in beer sales.
The new Alcohol Harm Prevention law was passed by the National Assembly on June 14, 2019 and came into effect in the beginning of 2020. Among other provisions the law included a ban on driving under the influence of alcohol. From January 1st, a zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of alcohol is active in Vietnam.
The new law was adopted to change Vietnam’s pervasive alcohol norm, where alcohol consumption is common before operating road traffic vehicles – and where road traffic accidents are a leading killer. According to data from the World Health Organization, more than 30% of traffic accidents among men in Vietnam are due alcohol…

NEWS: Vietnam: Heineken Tax Scheme Exposed

A new tax scheme of Heineken is exposed in Vietnam. Singapore based Heineken Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd struck a deal with Heineken Vietnam Brewery in late 2018, which was valued at over VND4.8 trillion ($207.7 million). The tax payable for the deal was VND823 billion ($35.6 million)…

NEWS: Vietnam Readying New Alcohol Law for Implementation

Vietnam recently had a workshop to ready the new alcohol prevention and control law for implementation. The law aims to help prevent the negative consequences of alcohol use and promote a healthy lifestyle in the country. “To effectively prevent alcohol-related harms, this law must be strictly implemented with support from all levels of the Government as well as the public,” said Dr. Kidong Park…

NEWS: Vietnam: Lucrative Beer Market

Vietnam’s largest brewer Sabeco earned a $ 3.87 million revenue, per day between January to September 2019 – a massively lucrative beer market for the alcohol industry. However, increased beer consumption is causing rising alcohol harm for the poeple and communities in Vietnam. Sabeco is owned by Vietnam Beverage, a subsidiary of Thai alcohol giant ThaiBev. ThaiBev has said that Sabeco is its key growth driver in South-East Asia…

NEWS: Vietnam: Growing Alcohol Addiction

Almost 60% Vietnamese people are consuming large amounts of alcohol leading to an increase in addiction in the country.
Vietnam is Asia’s third-largest beer consumer after China and Japan and the country has the biggest beer market in ASEAN (Association of South-East Asian Nations). A study published in May 2019, in the prominent medical journal The Lancet found that per capita alcohol consumption in Vietnam increased 90% between 2010 and 2017, the fifth highest in the world…

NEWS: Vietnam: Big Alcohol Lobby Destroys Alcohol Law

New concerns have emerged about unethical lobbying practices of the alcohol industry. There are reports that some lawmakers had traveled abroad at the invitation of alcohol companies before the bill came up for discussion. And the alcohol industry appears to be successful in these aggressive and unethical lobbying efforts, as provision after provision is deleted from the draft alcohol law that is currently being discussed in the National Assembly. Vietnam, Asia’s third-largest beer consumer after China and Japan, has seen beer volumes climb by an average 6.6% for the last six years compared to an increase of “just” 0.2% for consumption globally…

NEWS: Vietnam: Beer War Unfolds As Country Discusses Alcohol Law

A beer war between Big Alcohol giant Heineken and local industry Sabeco is unfolding in Vietnam currently over the backdrop of new alcohol policy discussions.
Vietnam, Asia’s third-largest beer consumer after China and Japan, has seen beer volumes climb by an average 6.6% for the last six years compared to an increase of “just” 0.2% for consumption globally…

NEWS: Vietnam: New Alcohol Law in the Making

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Trường Sơn says the draft Law on Alcohol Harm Prevention that is ready for the National Assembly to be discussed in May…

OPEN LETTER: For A Comprehensive Alcohol Law To Promote Health And Development In Vietnam

Open Letter In Support Of Comprehensive Alcohol Law To Promote Health, Development In Vietnam
69th IOGT International World Congress expresses solidarity with people of Vietnam and strongly supports alcohol policy efforts in open letter to Prime Minister, Health Minister, and National Assembly Chair…