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DECREE 35 ON MANAGEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL PARKS AND ECONOMIC ZONES

Decree 35 brings many positive changes to the legal framework for IPs and EZs, addresses various shortcomings of Decree 82 and is expected to attract more investment in IP and EZ development. For example, the requirement of a minimum 60% occupancy rate no longer applies and housing accommodation for employees working in IPs and EZs.

30 Jun 2022

NEW RESOLUTION ON SUPPORTING BUSINESSES DURING THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC
In Resolution 105, the Government sets out a plan to get the economy back on its feet while keeping the public safe. It gives specific instructions to various ministries on production, the supply chain, work permits, vaccination passports, and financial support to companies.

13 Sep 2021

DIRECT POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT PILOT PROGRAM IN VIETNAM
The Electricity Regulatory Authority under MOIT is currently finalising the Draft Circular, which is expected to be officially issued by the end of 2021. Due to its high relevance for the economics of renewable energy investments in Vietnam, the DPPA pilot program has attracted widespread interest from consumers and power developers. This legal update examines the most important takeaways from the draft circular.

08 Sep 2021

THE CORPORATE BONDS MARKET IN VIETNAM – RELEVANT LEGAL ISSUES
Corporate bonds have long been a valuable source of financing for businesses and a traditional investment asset for investors worldwide, mainly used real estate, securities, banking, and infrastructure development. In this update you can read about the type of bonds available in Vietnam, how bonds are offered and who can offer them.

30 Aug 2021

DRAFT DECREE GUIDING EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY
The extended producers’ responsibility or ‘polluter pays principle’ is expected to impact manufacturers and importers active in Vietnam by imposing various financial and administrative burdens. It applies to both recyclable products and packaging and waste treatment. It likely will apply as of 1 January 2023.

30 Aug 2021

NEW REGULATIONS ON CROSS-BORDER ADVERTISING SERVICES
Many organisations and individuals in Vietnam use cross-border advertising services provided by various foreign providers such as Facebook, Google, Tik Tok. Decree 70 stipulates that entities engaging in those services must comply with cybersecurity and IP regulations, regulations on management, provision, and use of internet services, and pay tax.

30 Aug 2021

GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT PACKAGES FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES
Resolution 68/NQ-CP of 1 July 2021 and Decision 23/2021/QD-TTg of 7 July 2021 introduce 12 support packages for employees and employers seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This update sets out the ones, enterprises might be most interested in. Qualification is subject to conditions set out in these documents.

31 Jul 2021

FORCE MAJEURE OR CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES?
Recently, the authorities in key manufacturing hubs in the South of Vietnam, have issued orders requiring manufacturers to either create a production bubble or stop production until further notice. Is this force majeure or a change of circumstances?

31 Jul 2021

DRAFT DECISION ON SPECIAL INVESTMENT INCENTIVES
To attract more foreign investment focusing on quality, efficiency, technology application, environment protection and that apply high technology, create added value, and connect global chains of production and supply a draft decision has been issued. It contains special incentives related to exemption or reduced applicable CIT rate.

30 Jul 2021

VIETNAMESE E-COMMERCE STRUGGLES WITH LAW AIMED AT TAXING ONLINE VENDORS
During the past weeks, a proposed new regulation of Vietnamese tax law has shaken up the local e-commerce industry. Referred to as “Circular 40”, the new regulation moves to shift responsibility for vendors’ tax liabilities arising from sales generated on online platforms to the respective platform operator.

30 Jul 2021

NEW DECREE ON SECURITY FOR PERFORMANCE OF OBLIGATIONS
Decree 21 marks a significant effort of lawmakers in bringing the legislation on security transactions to the next level of maturity. In the context of the legislative incentive to streamline procedures and increase transparency for secured parties, Decree 21 forms an important stepping stone.

30 Jun 2021

VIETNAM AS A CHINA+1 MID/TECH DESTINATION
Why do manufacturers choose Vietnam as their second production market after China? Watch the webinar if you would like to learn more about doing business in Vietnam.

24 Jun 2021

ADMINISTRATIVE VIOLATIONS INVOLVING CULTURAL AND ADVERTISING ACTIVITIES
Decree 38 provides a better scope defining to which entities it applies. It also introduces several more severe penalties for violations related to advertising for certain products, in particular drugs, cosmetics, medical equipment, fertiliser, or healthcare services. Additional penalties, such as revocation of a licence, are introduced as well.

31 May 2021

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