Economic insights

Foreigners allowed to own 49% of commodity exchange

22 May 2018
Foreign investors will be allowed to contribute capital to establish commodity exchange in Viet Nam as per Decree No. 51/2018/ND-CP, which will be effective from June 1, 2018.

VN boosts protection of intellectual property rights

22 May 2018
Viet Nam will continue to ensure enforcement of intellectual property rights violations and strictly deal with violators, representatives of the Market Surveillance Agency (MSA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said at a forum on raising IPR awareness held yesterday in HCM City.

SMEs’ access to credit: Better, but not enough

22 May 2018
  Figure 1: Overall scores for Access to Finance. Source: Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (2015)

Ministry tightens management of transport businesses

2 April 2018
The Ministry of Transport (MoT) and the General Department of Vietnam Roads are currently planning amendments to Decree 86 issued in 2014, focusing on business condition reviews for transport firms.

E-commerce grows but taxes hard to collect

2 April 2018
Experts have recommended amending e-commerce regulations that would allow authorities to better manage and collect tax as well as develop the sector. Mach Thi Tuyet Mai from the General Department of Taxation’s policy division, said: “We have encountered difficulties in tax collection.”

Resolution 19: improving business environment but a long way to go

2 April 2018
Today’s international conference on improving the business environment to strengthen economic growth showed remarkable outcomes over the past years of implementing Resolution No.19/NQ-CP on improving the business environment and enhancing national competitiveness, but many difficulties remain. Strengthening economic growth

Amazon to set foot in Vietnamese e-commerce market

13 March 2018
On March 14, the representative of Amazon will announce the detailed strategy of the American giant in Vietnam.

Foreign investors suggest improvements to Vietnamese taxation policy

19 December 2017
In the framework of Vietnam Business Forum (VBF) 2017, representatives of foreign investors complained that they still face difficulties in investing and manufacturing in Vietnam due to the lackluster taxation policies.

More consistent foreign arbitration rules needed for investment

19 December 2017
Viet Nam has made significant progress in aligning its policies on foreign arbitral awards with international standards, but it needs to foster enforcement capacity to enhance trust and confidence of foreign businesses.

Firms hope for better tax reforms

30 November 2017
The business community wants the general departments of Taxation and Customs to carefully consider reforms on tax and customs procedures, so as to create the most favourable business conditions for enterprises.

PPPs can work with better grasp of risks: experts

23 November 2017
The public-private-partnership investment model as a solution for Viet Nam’s long-term infrastructure development can only work with all stakeholders fully understanding their roles and the risks involved, experts said at a conference on Thursday.

NA calls for revised law on special zones

18 November 2017
The draft Law on Special Administrative, Economic Units needed to be substantially revised to make it feasible and to fully exploit resources for boosting economic development, according to a verification report from the National Assembly (NA) Law Committee.

MoF proposes cutting business fees and charges

20 September 2017
Vietnam Economic Times   The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has proposed a reduction in fees and charges to materialize the government and the Prime Minister’s policies and declaration that 2017 would be the year of reducing costs for enterprises.

MoIT to streamline hundreds of regulations

20 September 2017
The Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to streamline 464 to 612 conditions for establishing new businesses, equivalent to some 38.15 to 50.3 per cent of the total business conditions. This was the information released by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh at a meeting late last week.

Foreign investment on the rise in VN

29 August 2017
The foreign investment is looking up, as the total capital pledged for investment in the country until August 20 was nearly equal to that for the entire 2016. The reports from the Foreign Investment Agency showed that foreign investors had registered to invest US$23.36 billion into Viet Nam in the January-August 20 period, up 45.1 per cent year-on-year.

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