We will be operating this article as a running live update service to keep businesses in the ASEAN region informed with regards to the coronavirus.
Indonesia's Regulation 29 of 2021 makes changes on issues of trade, particularly in areas such as the distribution of goods, exports, and imports.
ASEAN and Russia have revised the ASEAN-Russia Trade and Investment Cooperation Work Program for the 2021-25 period.
ASEAN and Russia have adopted an updated ASEAN-Russia Trade and Investment Cooperation Roadmap, as the two sides seek to stimulate a post-pandemic economic recovery.
ASEAN and Russia have adopted an updated ASEAN-Russia Trade and Investment Cooperation Roadmap to stimulate a post-pandemic economic recovery.
The US-ASEAN Expanded Economic Engagement Initiative is a framework to promote increased trade and investment cooperation between the US and ASEAN.
Indonesia’s parliament has approved the Harmonized Tax Law, which will overhaul the existing tax structure.
With the global minimum corporate tax rate set to take effect, there will the implications for foreign investments in Singapore.
Learn about new income tax exemptions for foreign dividends received by domestic taxpayers, reduced WHT on bond interest, and other tax law amendments.
On January 1, 2021, Indonesia’s Law No. 10 of 2020 on Stamp Duty (the “Law”) came into effect, replacing the previous stamp duty law from 1985.
Indonesia has pledged to make the SEZs a policy priority to attract foreign investment – further facilitated through its tax incentive programs.
Indonesia's GR 39/2021 mandates businesses in most industries to be Halal compliant and Halal certified.
Individuals and companies are increasingly using electronic signatures, or e-signatures, to sign contracts and complete other transactions in Singapore.
Companies and individuals engaging in e-commerce in Cambodia must now apply for relevant permits and licenses, or risk fines for non-compliance.
Foreign investors in Laos face new requirements for accessing investment promotion incentives.
Foreign investors looking to establish a new Limited Liability Company in Indonesia are required to follow certain key steps. Read our article to know what these procedures are.
The company dissolution process in Indonesia can be voluntary or non-voluntary. This article explores the steps that foreign investors should take when liquidating their Indonesian businesses.
As of September 3, 2021, the Singapore Exchange is among Asia’s first major bourse to allow the listing of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs).
Malaysia’s central bank is set to issue its first digital banking licenses in early 2022, a move that could position the country as one of Southeast Asia’s leaders in fintech.
Thailand has released new incentives for investments in R&D, semiconductor manufacturing, smart packaging, and other digital technologies.
The upsurge in global demand for PPE presents many scalable opportunities in Malaysia’s rubber glove industry.
Indonesian e-commerce platform Bukalapak became the country’s first listed tech unicorn as the company made its debut on the Indonesian Stock Exchange.
Since July 2021, Thailand has allowed foreign travelers to enter the island of Phuket via the Phuket Sandbox program.
In March 2021, Cambodia introduced Sub-Decree 32 which implements a new pension scheme in the country.
Only foreigners with work, business, or residency permits can enter Indonesia, although they will be placed in quarantine for five days.
When assessing labor costs in ASEAN, foreign investors should be aware that governments are increasing social protection expenditure in areas such as pensions, health coverage, and welfare assistance.
Digital transformation, climate change and green investments, and ageing societies present new challenges and opportunities for foreign investors in ASEAN.
Indonesia issued Government Regulation 48 of 2021 (GR 48/2021) in March 2021 which amends the country’s immigration law.
In this issue of the ASEAN Briefing magazine, we provide an overview of current talent availability in ASEAN and the future factors that will impact its human resources.