Legal News
01 09 2018

Foreign investors will be allowed to establish companies providing logistics services following Decree 163, which will take effect on February 20.

01 08 2018

The Ministry of Industry and Trade issued Circular No. 16/2017/TT-BCT (Circular 16) dated September 12, 2017 regulating the development of grid connected solar power projects, rooftop solar power projects and standard contract for power purchase and sale from rooftop solar power projects in Viet Nam ("Circular 16").

01 06 2018

The finance ministry has announced 10 draft decrees that will guide implementation of as many free trade agreements (FTAs), drawing a roadmap to zero per cent import tariffs for many goods.

12 28 2017

The Government has issued two new decrees over the operation mechanism of the State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC).

12 25 2017

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in Viet Nam’s real estate sector are forecast to increase in 2018, driven by the market’s significant potential, experts said.

12 22 2017

Out of 19 sectors invested in by foreign firms, processing and manufacturing made up the highest proportion, with $186.1 billion of registered capital, equivalent to 58.4 per cent of $318.72 billion of total investment capital accumulated until the end of 2017. Industrial production is evaluated as an attractive investment channel so far.

12 21 2017

To attract investment in the renewable energy sector, the Ministry of Industry and Trade has confirmed that a mechanism to allow businesses to buy power at competitive prices from renewable energy generators will be piloted in 2018.

12 21 2017

The southern province of Dong Nai attracted over US$1.3 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2017, $300 million higher than the set target.

12 21 2017

The Vimo Technology Joint Stock Company ( and Southern Airport Services Joint Stock Company (SASCO) on Tuesday signed a co-operation agreement on launching electronic payment services for Asian tourists when travelling into Viet Nam.

12 20 2017

Foreign firms control 75 per cent of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), Nguyen Quoc Viet, deputy general director of AVM Viet Nam Company, said yesterday.

12 19 2017

New strategies to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) must strengthen linkages with domestic enterprises as a lacuna that cannot be ignored anymore, experts say.

12 18 2017

The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Legislation Department has clarified that all commercial processing activities of foreign firms in Vietnam are subject to Decree No.23/2007/ND-CP issued in February 2007, detailing the Commercial Law regarding goods purchase and sale activities and other related activities of foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs)—not to a circular issued two months later.

12 18 2017

The People’s Committee of Ben Tre Province has approved the proposal of Nexif Energy, an independent power producer in Asia and Australia, to develop a wind power project with 80MW capacity in the southern locality.

12 17 2017

Vietnam has lost thousands of billions of dong in taxes as foreign enterprises, especially large-scale ones, refuse to pay based on the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement.

12 15 2017

The new law on securities should allow full foreign ownership at public companies and investment funds, according to members of the Viet Nam Business Forum’s (VBF) working group on capital market.

12 14 2017

E-commerce giant Amazon is proceeding with its ambitious business plan in Viet Nam, following Alibaba’s footsteps, said Nguyen Thanh Hung, chairman of the Viet Nam E-commerce Association (VECOM).

12 14 2017

The Ministry of Construction is preparing to propose huge changes in construction regulations in order to improve the climate for construction and real estate business.

12 14 2017

The Vietnamese government has expressed strong intent to continue supporting enterprises to seize new business and investment opportunities in the country by creating more favourable policies.

12 14 2017

The Office of the State President convened a press conference to announce the State President’s orders to publicize six new laws which were passed at the recent fourth session of the 14th National Assembly.

12 13 2017

Viet Nam has made significant progress in aligning its policies on foreign arbitral awards with international standards, but it needs to foster enforcement capacity to enhance trust and confidence of foreign businesses.

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