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FX ADMINISTRATION OF ENTERPRISES’ FOREIGN BORROWING AND DEBT REPAYMENT

Circular 12 regulates various matters on foreign borrowing and debt repayment, such as the registration procedure of the enterprise’s foreign loan without a Government guarantee, opening and use of accounts for foreign borrowing and debt repayment, and reporting regime related to the enterprise’s foreign loan.

30 Nov 2022

VIETNAMESE PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET WEBINAR
Vietnamese pharmaceutical sector has grown significantly over the last decade thanks to positive regulatory changes and rising domestic demand. Watch the Vietnamese Pharmaceutical Market Webinar, a part of BritCham Vietnam's Sector-focused Webinar Series, where we discuss opportunities and challenges within the imported pharmaceutical market in Vietnam.

03 Dec 2021

INITIAL OFFERING OF SHARES, MANAGEMENT AND USE OF PROCEEDS FROM SOE EQUITISATION
The circular gives information on who can buy shares (strategic investors, local and foreign investors, employees, trade unions), how shares can be offered (public auction and direct negotiation) and how deposits can be made in foreign currencies. It also contains sample documents.

19 Nov 2021

DECREE 80 ON SUPPORT FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES
Decree 80 provides more support to women-owned SMEs or SMEs with a high percentage of female employees and social SMEs. New is also that technology and consulting support can be obtained and specific SMEs can qualify for special interest rates.

27 Oct 2021

RESOLUTION 128: FLEXIBLE ADOPTION AND EFFECTIVE CONTROL OF THE PANDEMIC
Directives 15, 16 and 19 no longer provide guidelines in light of COVID-19. Instead, Resolution 128 outlines how services can be provided and businesses can operate. The country will be divided into red, orange, yellow or green zones with connected possibilities and requirements. The provincial People’s Committees are responsible for implementation.

20 Oct 2021

GRADUAL RE-OPENING AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF HCMC
Directive 18 provides information on which businesses can open and which not yet and under which conditions. It also prescribes the obligation to use QR codes for movement and proof of vaccination. Step-by-step more businesses can open again which will help to recover HCMC's economy.

12 Oct 2021

LATEST DRAFT INSURANCE BUSINESS LAW MORE IN LINE WITH PREVALENT VIETNAMESE LAWS
The law will also cover insurers, reinsurers and insurance brokers practising insurance auxiliary services and other activities directly related to the insurance business. Insurance services and products can be offered and promoted online. Finally, it simplifies some investment and establishment conditions.

01 Oct 2021

EVALUATION CRITERIA FOR SAFE BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN HO CHI MINH CITY
The authorities of HCMC have decided on criteria that will apply to businesses and people when the city will open up on 1 October. Companies are required to keep their staff safe. Offices and businesses need to meet certain requirements to be able to operate again.

29 Sep 2021

GOVERNMENT'S RESOLUTION 116 TO SUPPORT EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
In light of difficulties caused by the 4th wave of COVID-19 the government issued Resolution 116 with financial support packages for employees and employers. Certain conditions need to be met in order to qualify for this support.

29 Sep 2021

DRAFT DECREE INTRODUCING MORE REQUIREMENTS FOR MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING
To manage multi-level marketing better a decree is drafted to amend Decree 40. Requirements are introduced to limit fraud and close loopholes. Also, experience will be required prior to investing in Vietnam. Finally, transparency will be improved.

23 Sep 2021

HANOI’S NEW PREVENTION MEASURES TO RESUME BUSINESS OPERATION
Hanoi has issued a plan to reopen businesses while keeping its citizens safe. Specific activities will be allowed under certain conditions. Gatherings of groups larger than 10 or 20 are prohibited depending on where they meet. Business can allow 50% of the staff to work in the office and the rest needs to work from home. It applies as of 21 September.

21 Sep 2021

DRAFT DECREE IMPLEMENTING THE LAW ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
The draft decree provides details on the environmental permits, it sets out environmental criteria for investment project classification and requires organisations or individuals to obtain a liability insurance in specific sectors and industries. Finally, incentives and supporting policies in environmental protection are included.

20 Sep 2021

PLAN TO RESUME BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN LONG AN PROVINE
Long An Province issued a plan to resume business operations. It contains information on the requirements for companies and employees for companies to resume operations. The authorities intend to have a 2 phase reopening, but the plan only contains details for the first phase from 16/9 to 15/10, not yet for 15/10 onwards.

19 Sep 2021

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