Vietnam welcomes some new policies in March

Vietnam welcomes some new policies in March

New rules on real estate business, registration fees for battery-driven electric cars, and the management of product traceability are among the new policies of the government to take effect from March.
Lofty goals achievable through stable regulations

Lofty goals achievable through stable regulations

The Ministry of Planning and Investment aims to have 15 Vietnamese private companies with market capitalisation of over $1 billion each by 2025, with that target increasing to 20 by 2030.
Beer brewers foresee 30-70 per cent drop in profit due to COVID-19

Beer brewers foresee 30-70 per cent drop in profit due to COVID-19

The dual pressures from COVID-19 and Decree 100 force beer manufacturers to cut 30-70 per cent of their target profits this year.
More regulations needed to promote condotel market development

More regulations needed to promote condotel market development

Detailed regulations are needed to promote a healthy condotel market, which has been going off-track for years due to an unclear legal framework, experts have said.
Reaching high for the Fortune Global 500

Reaching high for the Fortune Global 500

Vietnam is being encouraged to focus more on development of a skilled workforce, the domestic private sector, and improvement of regulations to realise its ambitious target of attracting companies on the Fortune Global 500 list in order to serve the new d
Better regulations for higher FDI flows

Better regulations for higher FDI flows

Vietnam represents an attractive ­venture for investing in technology companies and aspirational startups, but there is work to be done to  create a more efficient legal framework to unlock the country’s true ­potential.
New regulations on processing goods for foreign merchants

New regulations on processing goods for foreign merchants

The Government’s Decree No. 69/2018/ND-CP stipulates that Vietnamese traders are allowed to process legal goods for foreign merchants, excluding the commodities banned or temporarily suspended from exports and imports.
New regulations to improve Vietnam commodity exchange

New regulations to improve Vietnam commodity exchange

Trading through commodity exchanges will be more convenient in Vietnam with the Government’s new regulations on the establishment and trading on the commodity exchange.
Tax implications of selling equity or shares in Vietnamese entities

Tax implications of selling equity or shares in Vietnamese entities

Grant Thornton Vietnam compiled a concise mini-guide on Vietnamese regulations on tax obligations following the transfer of equity interest or securities.
Hanoi lists 17 buildings violating fire code

Hanoi lists 17 buildings violating fire code

Hanoi’s 17 buildings violating fire prevention and fighting regulations have been listed again, after thorough fire inspections in the capital’s buildings.
Business red tape sliced

Business red tape sliced 1

Two new decrees are to cut through business registration regulations to put foreign investors’ minds at rest.
Decentralisation’s pros and cons

Decentralisation’s pros and cons

Despite bringing about positive effects in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), decentralisation leaves corollaries. In order to secure the national interest in calling for more quality FDI, it’s high time to improve this mechanism.
Landmark law to tackle money laundering

Landmark law to tackle money laundering

Vietnam has been cited for a number of years as being a destination for international money launderers. Now, a landmark local law is expected to have a noteworthy impact on cleaning up the dirty money problem. Tony Nguyen and Nguyen Nu Thuy Linh, attorneys at EPLegal take a closer look at the law’s potential benefits and shortcomings.
Legal gears ready to kick in

Legal gears ready to kick in

Vietnam’s industrial zones (IZs), export processing zones (EPZs) and economic zones (EZs) have blossomed over the past 20 years thanks to the development of a raft of policies and mechanisms conducive to investment attraction, writes Vu Dai Thang, Director of the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Department of Economic Zones Management  
Taking care of RO operations

Taking care of RO operations

KPMG’s advisors Nam Nguyen and Hoang Anh Tuan provide valuable insights on what representative offices need to know to ensure they stay within the law in Vietnam.
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