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  • Vietnam Leads Global Coffee Production Despite Lower 2015 Harvests

    Vietnam now rivals Brazil in coffee production. The country is currently the world’s leading exporter of robusta coffee, earning US$3.62 billion from coffee exports in 2014. However, coffee crops in Vietnam are now at their lowest levels in many years.
  • Understanding Vietnam's Import and Export Regulations

    Once an investor has set up their trading company within Vietnam, it is important that their workers gain a strong understanding of the country's import and export regulations and procedures.
  • How to Establish a Trading Company in Vietnam

    In this article, we take you through the processes involved with setting up your trading company in Vietnam, so that you can engage in import and export activities as well as domestic distribution.
  • Vietnam’s Trade Position in Asia in 2015

    Vietnam sits in a prime position in Asia vis-à-vis free trade agreements (FTAs) and trade organization memberships. Very few other countries in the region are included in such a plethora of trade agreements.
  • Vietnam FDI and Economic Roundup for January 2015

    Vietnam's Foreign Investment Department has stated that total foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first month of 2015 reached US$663.44 million, increasing 67.1 percent compared to the same period last year. January saw a total of 44 newly registered FDI projects, worth US$392.18 million.

Economy & Trade

Vietnam Leads Global Coffee Production Despite Lower 2015 Harvests

Vietnam Leads Global Coffee Production Despite Lower 2015 Harvests

Vietnam now rivals Brazil in coffee production. The country is currently the world’s leading exporter of robusta coffee, earning US$3.62 billion from coffee exports in 2014. However, coffee crops in Vietnam are now at their lowest levels in many years.

Tax & Accounting

Vietnam on Track to Reduce the Time Businesses Will Spend Paying Taxes

Vietnam on Track to Reduce the Time Businesses Will Spend Paying Taxes

The Department Deputy Head, Hoang Thi Lan Anh, of Vietnam’s General Department of Taxation Reform has confirmed the government’s commitment to reduce the time spent paying taxes and social insurance in Vietnam to the ASEAN average of 171 hours by the end of 2015.

Legal & Regulatory

Understanding Vietnam’s Import and Export Regulations

Understanding Vietnam’s Import and Export Regulations

Once an investor has set up their trading company within Vietnam, it is important that their workers gain a strong understanding of the country’s import and export regulations and procedures.

Industries

Market Insight: Vietnam’s Wine Industry

Market Insight: Vietnam’s Wine Industry

As Vietnam’s consumer market continues to grow, more and more global products are pouring into the country. Among those products that have seen considerable growth in sales over the recent years, has been wine. Starting from a very low level, the Vietnamese wine market has exploded, with hotels, restaurants, and retailers now offering a wide variety of wines from around the world.

Human Resources & Payroll

Vietnam Updates Visa Categories, Expands Visa-Free Access

Vietnam Updates Visa Categories, Expands Visa-Free Access

Vietnam’s Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam came into effect on January 1, 2015, doubling the number of visa categories to 20. Of particular note, foreigners are no longer permitted to change their visa category once inside Vietnam. Therefore, the option of arriving on a tourist visa, applying for a work permit and changing visa categories is no longer available.

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