THE INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN VIETNAM
In this post, we will provide information related to the legal framework, investment process, form in Vietnam, Immigration.
1.1. Taxation Of Business Environment
- Corporate Income Tax (CIT);
- Import – Export Duties;
- Value Added Tax (VAT);
- Special Sales Tax (excise tax) or (SCT); and
- Personal Income Tax (PIT).
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1.2. Land For Business Environment
In Vietnam, the land is public property, the state exercises the right to represent the owner and manage the land. All citizens, organizations, and enterprises are not allowed to own land but are entitled to use land. This means that they have the right to use the land, transfer the land to others to use, lease and leave an estate or present their land-use rights or use the land as collateral or contribute capital to a business. On the issue of land use by foreign investors, the current Vietnamese land law allows Vietnamese enterprises to buy/sell land use rights while foreign investors have not yet obtained this right. However, foreign investors can use land directly from competent state agencies including the Government of Vietnam, or contribute capital with land use rights from Vietnamese joint ventures. .
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1.3 Labour Of Business Environment
Foreign-invested enterprises may directly recruit Vietnamese workers or recruit through human resources services. They are required to send the list of recruited workers to the local government’s labor-management agency. For jobs requiring high technology and technology that Vietnamese employees cannot satisfy, enterprises are allowed to recruit a proportion of foreign workers and employees under fixed-term contracts; However, they need to develop a plan to train Vietnamese workers so that Vietnamese workers can undertake these jobs and replace foreign workers according to the Government’s regulations.
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1.4. International Trade For Business Environment
The Vietnamese Government’s international trade policy has undergone many positive changes over the years. Vietnam always strengthens bilateral cooperation, especially the US-Vietnam Trade Agreement, joining ASEAN, APEC, integrating AFTA and Vietnam joining WTO, TPP.
1.5. Customs Services Of Business Environment
In order to conform to international commitments, domestic import and export regulations and customs services have been amended and supplemented in a more open, transparent way for import and export activities, especially about legal proceedings.
2. Forms of investment
a. Direct investment:
- Establish economic organizations with 100% domestic capital and 100% foreign capital
- Investment in the form of BCC contract, BOT contract, BT contract
- Business development investment (production capacity expansion, technology innovation, …)
- Purchase shares, contribute capital to participate in the management of investment activities
- Investment to implement mergers and acquisitions of enterprises
- Other direct investments.
b. Indirect investment:
- Buying shares, stocks, bonds, and other valuable papers
- By the stock investment fund
- By way of other financial intermediaries.
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Foreigners are only allowed to leave or enter Vietnam if they have a passport or passport replacement document (hereinafter referred to as a passport) and visas issued by a competent Vietnamese agency, except for cases of visa exemption. Foreigners shall apply for Vietnam visas at immigration management agencies of the Ministry of Public Security, consular offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic missions, Vietnamese consulates abroad.
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