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Economy & Trade

Vietnam’s Circular Economy: Revised Law on Environmental Protection

01/17/2022

As Vietnam shifts to a circular economy, Vietnam Briefing highlights government efforts including the revised law on environmental protection.

What Are Digital Signatures and What Businesses Need to Know

01/14/2022

Vietnam Briefing looks at the concept of digital and e-signatures in Vietnam and businesses need to know when using them to complete contracts.

How Can Investors Seize Vietnam’s Wind Power Potential

01/10/2022

As Vietnam's energy demand increases, Vietnam Briefing examines the reasons why wind energy has the potential to become the primary renewable energy source.

Why Manufacturing is Driving Vietnam’s Growth

01/04/2022

Vietnam Briefing examines why manufacturing is driving Vietnam's growth and the factors contributing to Vietnam as a China plus one destination.

Vietnam’s Year in Review and Outlook for 2022

12/30/2021

Vietnam Briefing reviews the past year including significant events such as the pandemic, that are likely to shape Vietnam’s business environment in 2022.

An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam 2022 - New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates

12/28/2021

An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam 2022, the latest publication from Dezan Shira & Associates, is out now and available for complimentary download.

Tax & Accounting

How to Avoid Double Taxation in Vietnam

01/19/2022

Vietnam Briefing gives an overview of how businesses and individuals can reduce their tax exposure in Vietnam through the use of double taxation avoidance agreements.

IFRS and VAS Part 3: Income Statements

01/12/2022

In part 3 of this series, Vietnam Briefing looks at the differences between IFRS and VAS focusing on the income statement.

IFRS and VAS Part 2: Presentation of Balance Sheet

01/06/2022

In part two of this three-part series, Vietnam Briefing looks at the differences between IFRS and VAS on the presentation of balance sheets

Circulars 100 and 40: Guiding PIT and VAT Administration for Businesses and Individuals

12/27/2021

Vietnam's Circulars 40 and 100 provide guidelines on tax administration for businesses and individuals including developments on e-commerce.

Annual Audit and Compliance in Vietnam: Get Ready for 2022 - Latest Issue of Vietnam Briefing Magazine

12/02/2021

In this issue of Vietnam Briefing magazine, we guide businesses through the annual audit and compliance process as well as a roadmap to IFRS.

Transfer Pricing in Vietnam - An Overview

11/26/2021

Foreign businesses need to be aware of new transfer pricing regulations, compliance issues, and tax obligations vital for operating or investing in Vietnam.

Legal & Regulatory

How to Set Up a Representative Office in Vietnam

01/07/2022

A Representative Office is one of the simplest ways companies can set up in Vietnam. Here, Vietnam Briefing provides a step-by-step process of how to set up an RO, and the procedures required to start such an operation in the country.

Q&A: Capitalizing on New Support Measures for Your Business and Easing of Foreign Work Permits

12/01/2021

In this Q&A with Filippo Bortoletti, we provide an overview of the government's latest support packages to ease business recovery in Vietnam.

Vietnam Issues Eligible Criteria, Incentives for SMEs: Decree 80

10/28/2021

Vietnam issued Decree 80 defining the criteria for what constitutes an SME as well government support for SMEs. The Decree went into effect on October 15.

Vietnam Passes Regulation on E-commerce: Decree 85

10/12/2021

Vietnam recently released Decree 85 on regulating e-commerce platforms and activities. The Decree is effective January 1, 2022.

Vietnam Issues Resolution Supporting Businesses Affected by COVID-19: Resolution 105

09/21/2021

To aid with business recovery and economic growth, Vietnam issued Resolution 105 on helping businesses affected by the pandemic including easing restrictions for hiring foreign workers.

Business Risk Management in Vietnam in the Era of COVID-19

08/26/2021

Vietnam Briefing discusses how businesses can prepare against exposure to fraudulent risks within the organization during times of economic turmoil like COVID-19.

Industries

Vietnam’s Circular Economy: Revised Law on Environmental Protection

01/17/2022

As Vietnam shifts to a circular economy, Vietnam Briefing highlights government efforts including the revised law on environmental protection.

How Can Investors Seize Vietnam’s Wind Power Potential

01/10/2022

As Vietnam's energy demand increases, Vietnam Briefing examines the reasons why wind energy has the potential to become the primary renewable energy source.

Why Manufacturing is Driving Vietnam’s Growth

01/04/2022

Vietnam Briefing examines why manufacturing is driving Vietnam's growth and the factors contributing to Vietnam as a China plus one destination.

Vietnam to Commercialize 5G: What Should Investors Expect

12/24/2021

As part of the National Digital Transformation Plan, Vietnam plans to commercialize 5G technology in 2022, prioritizing urban areas and hi-tech industrial zones.

Vietnam to Increase Production of Russia’s COVID-19 Vaccine

12/08/2021

Vietnam and Russia agreed to expand production of Russia's Spunik V COVID-19 vaccine bolstering vaccine production amid supply chain issues.

Why Vietnam is Forecast to be the Fastest Growing Internet Economy in Southeast Asia

11/22/2021

Vietnam Briefing highlights Vietnam's fast-moving internet economy with strong growth in e-commerce, fintech, and education technology.

HR & Payroll

Vietnam Business Operations and the Coronavirus: Updates

01/27/2022

Businesses in Vietnam need to prepare for an escalation of the coronavirus outbreak; measures taken by authorities may get enforced with little or no notice.

2022 Vietnamese New Year: How Should Foreign Businesses Prepare

01/24/2022

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

Vietnam Eases Entry Procedures for Foreign Employees, Overseas Vietnamese

01/20/2022

Vietnam Briefing highlights the recent government regulation on the easing of entry procedures for foreign employees with valid TRCs and PRCs.

COVID-19 in Vietnam: Travel Updates and Restrictions

01/20/2022

Vietnam Briefing highlights the travel updates and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam.

Vietnam's Public Holidays in 2022

12/15/2021

Vietnam Briefing outlines Vietnam’s official public holidays in 2022. Businesses should take note of the holiday schedule and plan accordingly.

Vietnam’s New Normal: The Hybrid Work Strategy

12/10/2021

Vietnam Briefing highlights the advantages and challenges of the hybrid work strategy as Vietnam embraces the new normal.

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