Economy & Trade

Renminbi Rising: What Foreign Firms in Vietnam Should Know


The Chinese Yuan is becoming more and more popular in international transactions as the United States dollar appreciates. Here’s what this looks like in ASEAN and Vietnam.

Brazil President, Vietnam PM Talk Trade on G7 Sidelines


The leaders of Vietnam and Brazil have discussed trade on the sidelines of the G7. Here's what trade looks like between these two nations at the start of 2023.

Vietnam’s Imports-Exports Down 8.5% in April


Vietnam Customs has released its import-export data for April 2023. Here’s what it says.

EU Regulations to Combat Deforestation and Impact on Vietnam


The implementation of new EU regulations aimed at combating deforestation could have a significant impact on Vietnam's agricultural exports to Europe. Here's what that might look like.

Vietnam Showcases Agricultural Exports at Italian Trade Show


Vietnam-Italy two-way trade continues to grow on the back of the EVFTA. Here’s what it looks like at the start of 2023.

How the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism Impacts Vietnam


The EU has legislated a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). Here's how this new carbon tax may impact Vietnam.

Tax & Accounting

Tax Obligations for Non-Resident Property Owners in Vietnam


Dezan Shira and Associates’ tax expert, Thang Vu, talks tax reporting obligations of foreigners who own rental properties in Vietnam.

What a Sugar Tax Might Mean for Foreign Firms in Vietnam


Vietnam's Ministry of Finance (MoF) is actively considering the implementation of a sugar tax to tackle obesity in the country and boost revenue.

Progress Report: Vietnam's Response to the Global Minimum Tax


The global minimum tax will soon come into force in a number of jurisdictions. Here's where Vietnam is at in terms of its response.

VAT Reduction in Vietnam from 10 to 8 Percent Expected After Government Approval


The Vietnamese government has proposed a reduction in VAT tax to address the current economic challenges. Here's where it's at and what it could mean for foreign firms.

Vietnam Extends VAT, CIT, PIT, and Land Rent Deadlines


Temporary tax relief is available for businesses in Vietnam in the form of tax deadline extensions. Here's what foreign firms need to know.

Compliance, Labor, and Tax Due Dates in Vietnam (2023)


Here’s a list of all the key compliance, labor, and tax due dates in Vietnam.

Legal & Regulatory

How to Register a Trademark in Vietnam


Intellectual property can be crucial to a firm's success. Here's what foreign firms need to know about registering trademarks in Vietnam.

Vietnam Government Approves Power Development Plan 8


Vietnam's government has approved the Power Development Plan 8 after a number of drafts and revisions. Here are its key features and highlights.

Settling Business Disputes: Commercial Arbitration in Vietnam


Commercial arbitration is legislated in Vietnam. Here's a breakdown of the law and what foreign firms should know.

Vietnam’s Personal Data Protection Decree: A Quick Guide


Foreign investors should take note of the provisions in Decree No. 13/2023/ND-CP, which provides guidelines on personal data protection in Vietnam.

Understanding Franchise Agreements in Vietnam


Franchising is an avenue many businesses have used as an entry strategy in Vietnam. Here's what firms that wish to pursue this option should know.

Everything You Need to Know About Traveling to Vietnam with an APEC Business Travel Card


Earlier this month, Decision No. 9/2023/QD-TTg was issued regulating travel to Vietnam with an APEC Business Travel Card. Here's what it says.


Northern Vietnam Industrial Parks: Benefits and Challenges


In this article the Vietnam-Briefing explores what to expect when establishing a manufacturing plant or factory in one of northern Vietnam’s industrial parks.

Microinsurance in Vietnam: An Industry Overview


Microinsurance is gaining significant traction in Vietnam. Despite low product value, the potential is lucrative across a mass customer base.

Vietnam’s Electricity Sector: Challenges and Prospects for Foreign Investment


Vietnam's electricity sector needs investment and lots of it. Here’s an overview of how it's developing and a rundown of what foreign investors should know.

The Rise of Additive Manufacturing in Vietnam


Additive manufacturing in Vietnam is developing alongside similar sectors in the rest of the region. Here's what that looks like.

Corporate Cybersecurity Issues in Vietnam and How to Address Them


Cyber threats are common around the world and Vietnam is no exception. Here’s how firms can protect themselves against cyber threats in Vietnam.

Vietnam’s Banking Sector: Opportunities and Risks for Foreign Investors


Vietnam’s banking sector is seeing increasing potential for mergers and acquisitions as domestic banks seek foreign capital to address challenges. We discuss the opportunities and risks for foreign stakeholders.

HR & Payroll

Managing Labor Shortages in Hai Duong: Insights for Foreign Firms


Foreign firms in Hai Duong are reporting labor shortages. Here’s how foreign firms can make hiring easier and lower attrition rates at the same time.

Service Contracts in Vietnam: What You Need to Know


Service contracts in Vietnam are one way for firms to find human resources support for temporary or specialized projects. Here’s how they work.

Labor Market Continues to Recover in Q1 2023: GSO


The General Statistics Office has released its report on labor and employment in Q1 2023. Here's what it says.

Vietnamese New Year 2023: How to Prepare Your Business


Vietnam Briefing offers a basic understanding of the Vietnamese New Year or Tet including customary practices that businesses should be aware of.

Vietnam's HR Landscape, Compliance, and Recruitment - Latest Issue of Vietnam Briefing Magazine


We provide readers with an overview of Vietnam’s human resources landscape and key compliance requirements.

Foreign Worker Reports are Due January 5


Foreign worker reports are due next month. Here’s what you need to know.

Our firm Dezan Shira & Associates provides legal, tax and operational advisory across Asia.
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