Legal & Regulatory

New Regulations for Establishing Retail Stores in Vietnam


Vietnam has issued new conditions on the establishment of retail outlets by a foreign-invested enterprise, providing a more transparent framework for investors in the retail sector. Read more to know about the growing retail industry and the changes in conditions on the establishment of retail outlets.

Changes in Vietnam’s Franchising Law


Vietnam has amended certain provisions in the franchising regulations to reduce administrative burdens. However, provisions on franchise registration requirements on foreign franchisors, still remain. Read more to know about the industry, changes in the regulations, and what it means for the industry.

Changes in Patent Procedures in Vietnam


To further align itself with international IP laws, Vietnam has amended its Intellectual Property Laws. Already in effect from January 15, 2018, patent applicants should take note of the major amendments related to application rules, patent applications, and examination procedures.

Vietnam: New Laws to be in Effect in 2018


In 2017, the Vietnamese government passed numerous laws which are going to come into effect in 2018. Read more to know about the new laws primarily focusing on SMEs, trade, and sectors such as banking, agriculture, and tourism.

Vietnam – EAEU Full Free Trade Agreement 


The Free Trade Agreement between Vietnam and the Eurasian Economic Union has been retrieved by Dezan Shira & Associates, translated into English, archived and is available for complimentary PDF download.

Choosing an Effective Entry Model for Vietnam Investments – New Publication From Vietnam Briefing


In the latest issue from Asia Briefing, understand Vietnam’s investment climate, its permitted corporate structures, and learn the best setup option for foreign investment in conditional sectors.

Pharmacy Law Guidance Scheduled for July Implementation in Vietnam


A pharmacy decree detailing the implementation of the Law on Pharmacy was released by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health and it set to take effect in July. Read more for a detailed look at the decree’s impact on distribution rights, pharmaceutical pricing, and foreign investment within Vietnam

Vietnam: Government Rejects Airfare Price Floor Proposal


Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport has rejected a bid to set price floors on air tickets as proposed by the country’s national carrier, Vietnam Airlines. Understand the decision and learn what it means for aviation within the country.

Vietnam News Brief: Bank Mergers, Consumer Lending Caps, and Economic Restructuring


In this week’s Vietnam Regulatory Brief we discuss bank mergers, highlight consumer lending caps, and analyze the government’s economic restructuring plans for the years ahead.

Vietnam Approves New Fees for Foreigners and Foreign Firms


As of January 2017, foreigners and foreign firms alike are now faced with a range of new fees. Extending to tourism, advertisement, and shipping, these adjustments should be noted and studied closely.

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