More than 90 percent of the volume of the country's import and export goods have been shipped, according to the Ministry of Transport and Communication.
The ministry, on Wednesday, reviewed the Viet Nam Maritime Code, which was passed by the National Assembly on June 30, 1990.
Since then, Viet Nam has increased its trade partners from about 30 countries to more than 50 and destinations for its shipped goods from 80 ports to 140 worldwide. The volume of import-export goods has increased 3.77 percent on average annually.
However, some articles of the code are now unsuitable in the process of international integration. For example, the law was implemented for all Vietnamese ships but for foreign ships only in special cases.
Thirteen years after the code came into effect, Viet Nam still has no legal documents issued, providing regulations and procedures on seizing ships violating Viet Nam's waters, which are common in many other countries.
The ministry will finish a detailed draft of the revised Maritime Code by October.