An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam 2022 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates

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An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam 2022, the latest publication from Dezan Shira & Associates, is out now and available for complimentary download through the Asia Briefing Publication Store.

Doing business in Vietnam

Vietnam persevered through a difficult 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic took a significant toll on its economy and people. The country went through a strict lockdown in the middle of the year, which lasted almost five months, forcing businesses to halt production and disrupting global supply chains.

Residents, particularly in commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces, were forced to stay at home and only go out for emergencies. The result was that Vietnam’s GDP suffered a sharp decline by 6.17 percent in Q3 – the first time its economy recorded negative growth since 2000. This was a sharp contrast to 2020 when Vietnam managed to keep the pandemic at bay and with economic activities largely operating in normal capacity. But the Delta COVID variant incapacitated traditional strategies of containment.

Nevertheless, things are looking up. Economic activity resumed in October as Vietnam opted for a ‘living with the pandemic’ approach. Government authorities also announced a phased plan to reopen the economy to ensure pandemic prevention policies are in line with mandates from health authorities. Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has targeted an annual average GDP growth rate of 6.5-7 percent during the 2021-2025 period.

While the country suffered setbacks, AmCham has noted that Vietnam’s role in global supply chains is only expected to grow. The business chamber also noted that Vietnam remains an attractive investment destination, including for further relocations out of China. As with last year, Vietnam’s market fundamentals remain strong, and its economy appears resilient to overcome the recent disruption to production due to the pandemic.

WEBINAR – Doing Business in Vietnam – Looking Ahead to 2022 (January 20, 2022)

4:00 PM Vietnam Time / 5:00 PM China Time / 2:30 PM India Time

Join our Vietnam investment expert, Filippo Bortoletti, International Business Advisory Senior Manager, as he provides insight and guidance on what foreign investors should consider for business development and expansion in the new year. You’ll also learn about key developments from 2021 that will drive emerging opportunities for businesses in 2022.

This webinar is FREE of charge.


Vietnam has already fully vaccinated more than 50 percent of its population. Foreign investors remain bullish on Vietnam’s long-term prospects. Businesses remain confident though there are challenges regarding a shortage of labor force, border restrictions, and compliance issues. Designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in Vietnam, this publication is compiled by the experts at Dezan Shira & Associates, a specialist practice providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence, and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia.

Doing Business in Vietnam 2022 covers the following:

  • Special Edition – Pandemic Management Measures and Fiscal Policies Benefiting Business in 2022
  • How to Set Up in Vietnam
  • Tax, Audit, and Accounting
  • Human Resources and Payroll

Within these chapters, we discuss a range of different topics that affect doing business in Vietnam, including market entry considerations, investment models, key taxes and incentives for foreign companies, as well as upcoming accounting changes. Special focus is also given to Vietnam’s reopening measures and fiscal policies for the new year.

About Us

Vietnam Briefing is produced by Dezan Shira & Associates. The firm assists foreign investors throughout Asia from offices across the world, including in HanoiHo Chi Minh City, and Da Nang. Readers may write to for more support on doing business in Vietnam.

We also maintain offices or have alliance partners assisting foreign investors in IndonesiaIndiaSingaporeThe PhilippinesMalaysiaThailandItalyGermany, and the United States, in addition to practices in Bangladesh and Russia.