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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

PLAN TO RESUME BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN INDUSTRIAL ZONES IN BINH DUONG
Binh Duong has issued a plan to resume business operations in the industrial zones. It sets out the obligations for companies and employees. The plan is split in 2 phases and distinguishes between companies that have stopped operations and those that have continued.

19 Sep 2021

HCMC’S COVID-19 PANDEMIC’S PREVENTION MEASURES FROM 16-30 SEPTEMBER 2021
The current COVID-19 situation in HCMC makes that the authorities remain cautious. Only in areas where the pandemic is under control a more relaxing regime will apply. Citizens can go out to shop for groceries once a week and more business activities are allowed. Other services such as inter-district deliveries, food delivery and postal services will be possible again too in the whole city.

18 Sep 2021

PROPOSED PLAN TO RESUME BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN HO CHI MINH CITY
The HCMC authorities have prepared a plan to reopen the economy in the city. It consists of 3 phases which will be rolled out depending on the developments. It includes support for businesses and criteria under which companies and citizens can resume a more normal life.

16 Sep 2021

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

DRAFT DECREE TO AMEND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT DECREE 72
The draft decree on social media management aims to protect children better. It provides a legal framework for live streaming and revenue-generating services provided on foreign and domestic social networks. Sometimes providers need to obtain a licence or confirmation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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