An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam 2017 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates

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DSA_Doing Business in Vietnam 2017_cover_250x350pxAn Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam 2017, the latest publication from Dezan Shira & Associates, is out now and available for complimentary download through the Asia Briefing Publication Store.

Vietnam stands as a key country in the ASEAN region. Located advantageously near China and to important shipping lanes, with a growing population and middle class, Vietnam is a dynamic and growing country that is increasingly attractive to foreign businesses looking to expand their operations in Asia. 

There are a number of key advantages that make Vietnam stand out from the rest of Asia. Unlike many other countries in the region, Vietnam’s government is very stable and committed to seeing the country grow. Consumer confidence is strong and improving. Labor costs are currently 50 percent those of China and around 40 percent of those reported in Thailand and the Philippines. The country’s workforce is seeing an annual increase of 1.5 million people, and its workers are young and, increasingly, highly skilled.  

The country has improving infrastructure and remains a low cost manufacturing hub that provides good financial incentives to foreign companies. An abundance of natural resources is also helping to fuel the manufacturing boom in the country. Additionally, general costs of doing business, such as rent and utilities, are among the lowest in Southeast Asia.


  • An Introduction to Vietnam
  • Establishing and Running a Business
    • How do I establish a company? 
    • What are my options for investment? 
  • Tax & Accounting
    • What are Vietnam’s major taxes? 
    • What are some of the key compliance requirements?
  • Human Resources and Payroll
    • An introduction to HR and payroll in Vietnam
    • How do I hire staff/workers? 
    • What major tax obligations does a company have for its staff/workers?
  • Expert Analysis: Vietnam’s Investment Outlook for 2017
    • Five takeaways for investors
    • Why should I move my company to Vietnam now?
    • What do free trade agreements bring to the table?

The content of this guide was compiled by Dezan Shira & Associates’ staff in Vietnam, providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to foreign investors in emerging Asia. 


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