Title: Mobile licensing regulation and the WTO accession: the case of Vietnam

Authors: Nhat Le Tran, Toshio Obi

Addresses: Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunications Studies, Waseda University, 29-7 Bldg, 1-3-10 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051, Japan. ' Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunications Studies, Waseda University, 29-7 Bldg, 1-3-10 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169-0051, Japan

Abstract: This paper reviews the mobile licensing practices in Vietnam in line with Vietnam|s licensing legislative development and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) accession negotiation. Together with analysing the impact from the WTO accession to the licensing regulation development, this paper concentrates on the current licensing regime and compares it with the WTO rules. The findings are noted and employed as the basis for proposing amendments and supplements to the current licensing regime in order to create more sustainable regulatory tools for the regulator when dealing with the licensing challenges in a more competitive future.

Keywords: electronic business; e-business; licensing framework; mobile licensing practice; Vietnam; WTO accession; World Trade Organization; accession negotiation; sustainable regulatory tools.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEB.2007.012288

International Journal of Electronic Business, 2007 Vol.5 No.1, pp.1 - 21

Published online: 02 Feb 2007 *

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