Legal Updates for March 2021

Regional Shipping Update: Shipping Law Updates – First Quarter 2021

This is the First Quarter 2021 issue of the Regional Shipping Update of Rajah & Tann Asia’s Shipping & International Trade Practice, a publication that provides a snapshot of the key legal issues in various jurisdictions where our member firms have regional presence.

In this issue, we provide an overview of the procedures for arresting a vessel in Vietnam. We also report the measures that Singapore has recently introduced to ensure safe and responsible practices in the maritime and shipping sector amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Key Aspects of Cambodia's New Sub-Decree on National Internet Gateway

On 16 February 2021, the Royal Government of Cambodia issued Sub-Decree No. 23 on the Establishment of National Internet Gateway ("Sub-Decree"). The Sub-Decree aims to facilitate and manage internet connections for the enhancement of effective and efficient national revenue collection, protection of national security, and assurance of social order, culture, and tradition.

This Update highlights the significant aspects of the Sub-Decree.