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Vietnam's Key Regions and Economic Zones

Published: November 2017

In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we discuss the importance of location to investments and outline the factors that investors should consider when evaluating potential sites for establishment within the country. We highlight Vietnam’s four key economic regions, analyze the differences between these locations, and finally highlight the important role that industrial zones can play in overcoming some of the drawbacks common to the Vietnamese market.

Choosing an Effective Entry Model for Vietnam Investments

Published: July 2017

In this issue of Vietnam Briefing we detail the structure of Vietnam’s investment landscape and outline of the most prudent market entry models for foreign enterprises seeking to take advantage of ongoing reforms. We highlight opportunities for 100 percent foreign owned investment projects, discuss the utility of representative offices in pursuing market expansion, and showcase the role that joint ventures can play in maximizing access to restricted sectors.

Payroll Management in Vietnam

Published: May 2017

In this edition of Vietnam Briefing, we discuss Vietnam’s current statutory requirements regarding payment, social insurance withholdings, and individual income taxation. We go on to explain the areas where compliance is likely to become a concern for HR managers. Finally, we describe the importance of payroll processing, touching on its adoption in Vietnam, the benefits of outsourcing, and the options available to those seeking to utilize payroll processing services.


2017 Vietnam Briefing Annual Subscription

Published: February 2017

The 2017 Vietnam Briefing subscription package not only includes a new magazine issue every quarter, but also a technical guide that is scheduled for release in spring 2017. At a RRP of USD 84.95 or 80 credits, this package represents a saving of 30%, or even more if purchased with credits!

Managing Contracts and Severance in Vietnam

Published: December 2016

While Vietnam’s evolving economic landscape presents significant staffing challenges, a firm understanding of contracting laws and decisive action on the part of human resource managers can effectively safeguard and manage these issues as they arise. In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we discuss the prevailing state of labor pools in Vietnam and outline key considerations for those seeking to staff and retain workers in the country. We highlight the increasing demand for skilled labor, provide in depth coverage of existing contract options, and showcase severance liabilities that may arise if workers or employers choose to terminate their contracts.

Accounting and Bookkeeping in Vietnam

Published: November 2016

In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we outline the basic framework of accounting applied in Vietnam and provide guidance on how to ensure compliance. We discuss existing Vietnamese accounting standards, highlight differences between Vietnamese and international accounting standards, and provide expert insight on key areas of compliance in Vietnam.

Remitting Profits from Vietnam

Published: May 2016

In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we outline existing regulations on remittance and provide guidance on how to ensure compliance in order to repatriate profits in a timely fashion. We highlight relevant government bodies, outline steps required to successfully repatriate returns, and provide expert guidance on carrying losses.


2016 Vietnam Briefing Magazine Annual Subscription

Published: February 2016

For readers who are more interested in a specific country within the ASEAN region, our Vietnam Briefing magazine may be the choice for you. Our 2016 topics focus on finance and accounting including profit repatriation, audit and compliance, and staff administration. Subscription includes 6 magazine issues (4 regular issues and 2 special editions) + Tax, Accounting, and Audit in Vietnam 2016, released in February 2016. Upon publication, you will receive these directly to your inbox.

Annual Audit and Compliance in Vietnam 2016

Published: January 2016

In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we address pressing changes to audit procedures in 2015, and provide guidance on how to ensure that compliance tasks are completed in an efficient and effective manner. We highlight the continued convergence of VAS with IFRS, discuss the emergence of e-filing, and provide step-by-step instructions on audit and compliance procedures for Foreign Owned Enterprises (FOEs) as well as Representative Offices (ROs).

Navigating the Vietnam Supply Chain

Published: December 2015

In this edition of Vietnam Briefing, we discuss the advantages of the Vietnamese market over its regional competition and highlight where and how to implement successful investment projects. We examine tariff reduction schedules within the ACFTA and TPP, highlight considerations with regard to rules of origin, and outline the benefits of investing in Vietnam’s growing economic zones. Finally, we provide expert insight into the issues surrounding the creation of 100 percent Foreign Owned Enterprise in Vietnam.

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