In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we address a number of annual compliance topics relevant to foreign investors in Vietnam. Namely, annual reporting for foreign-owned enterprises and representative offices, as well as annual tax finalization (corporate income tax and personal income tax), and annual financial statements (structure, general accounting treatments, deductible expenditures, submission).
In this issue of Vietnam Briefing Magazine, we discuss the industries and economy of Vietnam’s three levels of geographic divisions from the perspective of a potential foreign investor.
As 2012 will be a year of significant change in limitations on foreign ownership regulations for 100 percent FOEs and JVs, this issue offers a clear snapshot of up-to-date regulations and specific changes to expect in 2012, as well as a useful summary of tax incentives and exemptions. Also, a roadmap and timeline for licensing procedures take the guesswork out of this initial step in establishing a business in Vietnam.
In this issue, we will first look at the broader context of global trade and the growing salience of FTAs between Vietnam and its trade partners. We will examine the effects of current FTAs on Vietnam’s exports, the advantages and disadvantages thus far, as well as the response of Vietnamese enterprises to the policies of the FTAs in effect. Also, an in-depth look at key bilateral and regional trade agreements will reveal some telling trends.