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What foreign investors should know when invest in Vietnam?

What foreign investors should know when invest in Vietnam?

We summarize in this article essential information for foreign investors who want to make an investment in Vietnam

I. How to invest

1. Forms of Investment

The General Investment Law distinguishes between direct investment and indirect investment. Direct investment involves the capital investment of the investor participating in investment management. In indirect investment, an investor can (A) buy stocks, certificates, bonds, or other valuable papers, (B) invest in an investment fund or (C) invest. through an intermediary financial institution; but in any case, the investor is not directly involved in the management of the invested enterprise.

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2. Branches and representative offices of a foreign entity

Under the Commercial Law, foreign enterprises are entitled to establish representative offices or branches in Vietnam. Foreign businesses must be responsible before Vietnam’s law for all activities of representative offices and branches in Vietnam.

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3. Procedures for setting up a foreign-invested enterprise

  • Investment certificate
  • Procedure
  • Licensing authority

For more detailed information, please click here: https://lookoffice.vn/procedures-for-establishing-a-foreign-investment-enterprise-in-vietnam

4. Taxation

The tax system in Vietnam includes the following main taxes:

  • Corporate Income Tax (CIT);
  • Import – Export Duties;
  • Value Added Tax (VAT);
  • Special Sales Tax (excise tax) or (SCT); and
  • Personal Income Tax (PIT).

For more detailed information, please click here: https://lookoffice.vn/how-to-invest-in-vietnam-taxation

5. Labor regime

Vietnamese and foreigners working in Vietnam must obey the Labor Code. The Labor Code has created a legal framework defining the rights and obligations of employers and employees, working hours, labor contracts, payment of social insurance, overtime, and suspension. public and termination of labor contracts, etc.

For more detailed information, please click here: https://lookoffice.vn/how-to-invest-in-vietnam-labor-regime

6. Land issues

  • Land Management Regime
  • Land Use Right Certificate
  • FIEs and Foreign Invested Projects
  • Foreign Investments in Real Estate
  • New Urban Center Development
  • Land Management in Ho Chi Minh City and Incentives in Investing in Ho Chi Minh City

For more detailed information, please click here: https://lookoffice.vn/how-to-invest-in-vietnam-land-issues

7. Intellectual property

Intellectual property (IP) is a key concern for every business, regardless of where they operate. This is equally true in Vietnam; Although the country is a party to many IP conventions, there are many reasons for foreign companies to work there to closely monitor IP violations. Therefore, it is important for foreign investors to have an understanding of how IP operates in Vietnam and what it can recover if they handle their own property violations.

For more detailed information, please click here: https://lookoffice.vn/how-to-invest-in-vietnam-intellectual-property

II. Business Environment

1. Investment  Incentives

  • Forms of Incentives
  • Investment incentive projects
  • Lines of investment incentive
  • Areas of investment incentives

For more detailed information, please click here: https://lookoffice.vn/vietnam-investment-incentives

2. Business Costs

  • Labor Costs
  • Telecommunication Expenses
  • Transportation Costs
  • Public Utility Cost
  • Land and Office Space Rental

For more detailed information, please click here: https://lookoffice.vn/business-cost-in-ho-chi-minh-city

3. Conditional Sectors and Trade and Banned from Business Investment

  • Sectors & Trade Forbidden Business Investment

  • Sectors and Trades Subject to Conditional Business Investment

For more detailed information, please click here: https://lookoffice.vn/conditional-sectors-and-trade-and-banned-from-business-investment

For Foreign companies that to start or expand businesses and look for an office in Vietnam:


We offer a free consultation to support you to find a suitable Office For lease In Ho Chi Minh:

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