On 14 June 2019, the National Assembly of Vietnam adopted Law No. 44/2019/QH14 on Prevention and Fighting against the Negative Effects of Alcohol ("Alcohol Law"). The new Alcohol Law took effect on 1 January 2020. The draft decree guiding the details of a number of articles of the Law on Prevention and Fighting against the Harmful Effects of Liquor and Beer ("Draft Decree") is currently under consideration to provide further guidance on a number of articles of the Alcohol Law.
The aim of the Alcohol Law and Draft Decree is to prevent and control the harmful effects of alcohol through education and reducing the availability and ease of access to alcohol.