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  • Has Vietnam Fallen into the Middle Income Trap?

    At a recent controversial meeting, Japanese economist Kenichi Ohno stated that it was his belief that Vietnam had fallen into the middle income trap. This has created a heated debate among economists and financial analysts as to what is the real economic situation currently in Vietnam.
  • Jumpstarting Tech Development and Startups in Vietnam

    The world may not know much of Vietnam’s tech startup community, but the changes taking place within this community may soon bring it to the attention of investors and consumers throughout the world.
  • Choosing the Correct VAT Calculation Method in Vietnam

    In this article, we outline the two methods for value-added tax calculation in Vietnam and highlight key points of consideration for each.
  • New Issue of Vietnam Briefing: A Guide to Understanding Vietnam's VAT

    In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we attempt to clarify the entire VAT process by taking you through an introduction as to what VAT is, who and what is liable, and how to pay it properly. We first take you through the basics of VAT in Vietnam before taking you deeper into the topic.
  • Vietnam and the TPP Traverse Rough Seas Towards Promised Land

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a U.S. led global trade pact that seeks to create a free trade area among the signatory countries. The TPP’s progress has been fraught with complications and controversy, but it is edging ever closer to completion. Vietnam believes that it has much to benefit from a comple...

Economy & Trade

Vietnam and the United Kingdom to Strengthen their Economic Relationship

Vietnam and the United Kingdom to Strengthen their Economic Relationship

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh is currently winding up his diplomatic visit to the United Kingdom. Mr. Ninh explained that the purpose of his trip was to “further bolster the warm relationship with the UK.”

Tax & Accounting

Choosing the Correct VAT Calculation Method in Vietnam

Choosing the Correct VAT Calculation Method in Vietnam

In this article, we outline the two methods for value-added tax calculation in Vietnam and highlight key points of consideration for each.

Legal & Regulatory

Open for Business: Vietnam Clarifies Economic Needs Testing for Foreign Retailers

Open for Business: Vietnam Clarifies Economic Needs Testing for Foreign Retailers

At a March 28th consultation and dialogue with businesses located in Vietnam, discussions focused on economic needs testing (ENT) criteria for the establishment of retail outlets.

Industries

Jumpstarting Tech Development and Startups in Vietnam

Jumpstarting Tech Development and Startups in Vietnam

The world may not know much of Vietnam’s tech startup community, but the changes taking place within this community may soon bring it to the attention of investors and consumers throughout the world.

Human Resources & Payroll

Vietnam Rolls Out New Online Visa Processing System

Vietnam Rolls Out New Online Visa Processing System

Vietnam has brought out a new online Visa processing system. Foreigners will now be able to register and fill out visa application forms online. The official website can be found at: http://visa.mofa.gov.vn.