Legal & Regulatory

Export Processing Enterprises in Vietnam: Eligibility and Alternatives


Export processing zones are a popular way to reduce tax liabilities in Vietnam, however, they can be somewhat challenging to establish. This brief overview outlines the requirements and the alternatives.

Vietnam Issues Draft Decree Guiding Implementation of Consumer Rights Protection Law


Vietnam’s National Assembly has issued a new draft decree providing additional details and clarity on a number of articles in the amended Law on the Protection of Consumer Rights (LPCR). Here’s what it says.

Draft Decree Aims to Drive Innovation in Vietnam’s Industrial Parks and Economic Zones


A new draft decree has been issued regulating industrial parks and economic zones in Vietnam. Feedback on the draft is currently being sought. We discuss key provisions seeking infrastructure development and setting up urban service areas.

Vietnam’s Cybersecurity Administrative Action Draft Decree


The third draft of Vietnam’s Cybersecurity Administrative Action Decree (CASD), set to take effect on December 1, 2023, brings forth crucial regulatory changes in the realms of cybersecurity and data protection. Here are the details.

Construction Industry in Vietnam: Design Software Regulations


The Ministry of Construction (MoC) has regulated the use of certain technologies in the design and construction of new dwellings and buildings. We discuss the scope of regulations and foreign investment opportunities in the application of digital technologies in Vietnam’s architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

Impact of the EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles on Vietnam


The EU’s Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles is likely to significantly impact textile production in Vietnam. Here’s an overview of what that impact might look like.

Rules of Origin in the Asean Trade in Goods Agreement


Rules of Origin (ROO) are an important part of the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA). Here’s how they have been codified in Vietnam.

Vietnam Moves to Tighten Legislation on Video Game Industry: Insights for Foreign Investors


Vietnam’s MIC initiates a legislative update to enhance video game service regulations. Here’s what’s changing and how foreign firms can prepare.

Guidelines for Calculating Carbon Footprint for Businesses in Vietnam


Vietnam has clear guidelines for businesses to effectively calculate and report the carbon footprint of their products. Here’s what foreign firms should know.

Vietnam’s Data Center Economy: Sector Insights and Key Regulations


Vietnam’s data center economy is poised for substantial growth and projected to reach US$1.03 billion by 2028. We discuss key growth drivers, regulations impacting the sector, and prospects for foreign stakeholders.

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