2005 Investment Law reaffirms the principle of equality, secures the right to be initiative and the right to discretion of investors in investment activities and step by step uniforms the business and investment conditions of general applicability on domestic enterprise and foreign invested business. In addition, in order to match with the road map committed under international treaties to which Vietnam is a member and in line with the features of the foreign investors, invested projects in Vietnam on a different basis of domestic investment projects, particularly in the 6 fields as follows:
1. fields in which investment is conditional
2. authorities to approve to issue Investment Certificates
3. regulations only applicable to foreign investors in respect of establishment of economic organizations
4. investment procedures
5. items in the investment project dossiers
6. places where procedures for business registration are carried out.