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Opportunities for Foreign Investors in Indonesia’s Digital EconomyPublished: March 2021
In this issue of the ASEAN Briefing magazine, we provide an overview of Indonesia’s digital economy, its vibrant startup scene, and how investors can utilize Singapore as a base for expansion into the country. We then analyze Indonesia’s new laws for digital tax and the process for foreign companies to stay compliant. Finally, we focus on the investment opportunities in Indonesia’s digital economy in areas, such as e-commerce, fintech, and the Internet of Things.
Business Recovery in ASEAN After COVID-19Published: July 2020
Southeast Asia has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic as much of the rest of the world. In response, countries across the ASEAN bloc have issued various stimulus packages containing incentives and new regulations to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. In this issue of the ASEAN Briefing magazine, we begin by introducing the different incentives and measures issued by ASEAN’s largest economies from March to June 2020 to mitigate the economic impact of the virus. We then analyze the HR and employment issues faced by businesses during the pandemic. Finally, we focus on the investment opportunities in ASEAN in the post COVID-19 era.
Relocating Your Business from China to ASEANPublished: December 2019
ASEAN countries have become an alluring destination for Chinese-based businesses looking to benefit from the cost-savings of relocating all or part of their production facilities to Southeast Asia amid the brewing US-China trade war. In this issue of the ASEAN Briefing magazine, we begin by introducing the different incentives issued by ASEAN countries to attract investments from the spillover of the trade war. We then analyze productivity levels in ASEAN and what impact this has on businesses relocating to the region. Finally, we focus on special economic zones (SEZs) in ASEAN and their increasing importance in garnering foreign investments at a time of global economic uncertainty.
Setting up in IndonesiaPublished: November 2019
After overcoming the Asian financial crisis in 1998, Indonesia developed into a vibrant democracy with the largest and most dynamic economy in Southeast Asia. The country’s GDP has grown at a consistent pace at just above five percent in the past year. In this issue of the ASEAN Briefing magazine, we begin by introducing Indonesia’s business environment by highlighting its major industries as well as its tax and visa regulations. We then analyze the various tax incentives offered to foreign investors, in addition to the incentives provided in special economic zones (SEZ). Finally, we focus on corporate establishments and the set-up process investors need to follow if they are looking to establish a legal presence in the country.
How to Set Up a Non-Profit Organization in SingaporePublished: May 2019
In this issue of ASEAN Briefing magazine, we discuss the options available to foreign nationals and entities for setting up a non-profit organization (NPO) in Singapore. We begin by introducing the various forms of NPOs in Singapore. We next focus on the process of registering or incorporating a Public Company Limited by Guarantee (PCLG), which is the most preferred form of NPO for overseas nationals or entities in Singapore. We finally discuss the specific tax obligations of NPOs and incentives that are on offer for them in Singapore.
Export and Import Procedures in ASEAN: Best PracticesPublished: December 2018
In this issue of ASEAN Briefing magazine, we highlight the region’s export and import procedures for the benefit of trading businesses. We begin by outlining the export procedures in each ASEAN member state. Next, we focus on import procedures in each ASEAN country. Finally, we discuss the importance of meeting the region’s Rules of Origin (RoO) criteria for exporters and importers looking to take advantage of the individual ASEAN member states’ FTAs as well as the bloc’s regional FTAs.
Growing Opportunities for Foreign Investors in IndonesiaPublished: November 2018
In this issue of ASEAN Briefing magazine, we focus on emerging FDI opportunities in Indonesia and highlight the country’s potential as a sound investment destination, including for those looking to shift a part of their production lines from China to ASEAN. We begin by describing the tax incentives available for foreign investors in Indonesia. We next focus on Indonesia’s Special Economic Zones as potential locations for FDI projects. Finally, we analyze the growing opportunities for foreign investors in Indonesia’s lucrative e-commerce sector.
Managing Contracts and Separation in ASEANPublished: July 2018
In this issue of ASEAN Briefing magazine, we discuss how to manage contracts and separation in five major ASEAN economies – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. We begin by describing the salient features of labor contracts and social security obligations. We next discuss the various compliance requirements associated with separation of employees. Finally, we compare current minimum wage rates across ASEAN.
The 2018/19 ASEAN Tax ComparatorPublished: March 2018
In this issue of ASEAN Briefing magazine, we discuss both the continuity and change in ASEAN’s tax landscape and what it means for foreign investors. We begin by highlighting the salient features of the taxation regimes of the individual member states of ASEAN. We examine the various forms of taxation within ASEAN while highlighting their regional variations. We then provide an inter-country comparison of tax rates, including in relation to PIT, CIT, VAT and GST, which is essential for making informed FDI decisions. Finally, we analyze the ease or burden of tax compliance in ASEAN in 2018 and beyond. We discuss aspects ranging from time and documentation to the effectiveness of government policies for the benefit of would-be investors.
How to Set Up in ThailandPublished: December 2017
In this issue of ASEAN Briefing magazine, we analyze the various market entry options available for investors interested in expanding to Thailand. We also discuss the various tax and non-tax incentives on offer for foreign investors in the kingdom. Finally, we discuss the salient features of Thailand’s EEC development plan and highlight the key incentives on offer for overseas investors.
ASEAN's FTAs and Opportunities for Foreign BusinessesPublished: November 2017
In this issue of ASEAN Briefing magazine, we provide an introduction to some of ASEAN’s FTAs and how foreign investors and exporters can maximize opportunities in this dynamic region. We begin by discussing the salient features of each FTA and the overall benefits they offer. We then discuss the Rules of Origin criteria associated with each FTA that foreign businesses need to be aware of. Finally, we analyze the growing opportunities for investors looking to set up alternative production bases within ASEAN.
How to Set Up in the PhilippinesPublished: July 2017
In this issue of ASEAN Briefing magazine, we provide an introduction to the Philippines as well as analyze the various market entry options available for investors interested in expanding to the island nation. We also discuss the step-by-step process for setting up a business entity in the Philippines, highlighting the various statutory requirements for overseas investors. Finally, we explore the potential for Singapore to serve as a viable base to administer investors’ Philippine operations.