In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we look at the process of establishing representative offices in Vietnam. As the second best performing economy in the region this year, many foreign investors are now considering building a presence in Vietnam to take advantage of the robust growth. A representative office is the simplest way to do so initially as a company tests the viability of the Vietnamese market.
We also cover related topics that include comparing representative offices with branch and wholly foreign-owned enterprises to determine which type is the most suited for your company; obtaining a foreign work permit in Vietnam; and regulations on applying as a foreign contractor.
Included in this issue:
Establishing representative offices in Vietnam
Obtaining foreign work permits
Foreign contractor applications in Vietnam
Vietnam's service industry bets on Ba Ria-Vung Tau