On November 10, 2016, the Ministry of Finance issued Circular No. 211/2016/TT-BTC (“Circular 211/2016”) providing for collection rates, regime of collection, payment, management and use of copyright fees. This Circular takes effect as of January 1, 2017 replacing Circular No. 29/2009/TT-BTC dated February 10, 2009 of the Ministry of Finance.
According to Circular 211/2016, the schedule of fees on registration of copyright and related rights is applied since January 1, 2017. The collection rates remain unchanged. However, the items to be collected are now considered as “FEES”, but not “CHARGES” as before.
Similarly to the previous regulations, applicants applying for registration of copyright and related rights for the first time shall pay fees at the rates as specified in the prescribed schedule of fees. In case of application for re-issuance of registration certificates, applicants shall pay 50% of the rate for first issuance of the corresponding certificates.