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VIETNAM: New Minimum Monthly Wages for 2020 Announced

27 Nov 2019

The country’s minimum monthly wage is set to increase by US$6.5-10 (depending on region) as of 1 January next year...Read More


Vietnam: Market Profile

25 Nov 2019

Vietnam has recorded important achievements in socioeconomic fields and has become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The country is emerging as a key manufacturing hub, supported by e...Read More


VIETNAM: New Tranche of Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on China and Korea Steel Imports

6 Nov 2019

The country has imposed anti-dumping duty (ADD) on colour-coated steel products imported from China and South Korea....Read More


Mainland Chinese Exports of Siluriformes Fish to the United States Greenlighted

5 Nov 2019

The Food Safety and Inspection Service is amending its fish inspection regulations to list mainland China, Thailand and Vietnam as economies eligible to export Siluriformes fish and fish products to t...Read More


VIETNAM: Import of Pre-owned IT Items Granted Conditional Approval

24 Oct 2019

Pre-owned information technology (IT) items can now be imported either for use in scientific R&D or if destined to be re-exported, according to newly-issued regulations....Read More


VIETNAM: Industrial Designs Get Enhanced IP Protection as Accession to Hague Agreement Looms

22 Oct 2019

Overseas companies are set to benefit from enhanced industrial design intellectual property (IP) protection as the country becomes a signatory to the Hague Agreement (Geneva Act of 1999), an internati...Read More


VIETNAM: Online Vendors Face Extended Crackdown on IP Violations

21 Oct 2019

As part of its crackdown on counterfeit and illegally imported goods, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) will be prioritising a number of items typically sold online, including contraband cosme...Read More


VIETNAM: FDI Applications Set for Increased Scrutiny

9 Sept 2019

The Political Bureau (Politburo) of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the country’s highest decision-making authority, has called on all government bodies to step up their scrut...Read More


Accessing the ASEAN Consumer Market: Electronic Accessories (Online Sales Channels)

9 Sept 2019

Online sales channels, including B2C marketplaces and social media, have become a new force in the electronics accessories markets in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Given the young and tech-savvy c...Read More


Mainland China and Hong Kong Continue to Account for Vast Majority of IPR Seizures

27 Aug 2019

U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently released statistics regarding the volume and value of its seizures of intellectual property rights infringing articles during fiscal year 2018 (October 2017...Read More


VIETNAM: Import Duty Exemptions Planned for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Components

27 Aug 2019

Automotive parts imported into the country for the domestic assembly/manufacture of green/alternative fuel vehicles are to be exempt from import duties under the terms of a proposed move championed by...Read More


VIETNAM: Clarification Issued with Regard to Use of “Made in Vietnam” Designation

9 Aug 2019

In a bid to ensure the “Made in Vietnam” citation is correctly deployed, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has issued a circular specifying the criteria for determining whether goods have been...Read More


VIETNAM: Free Trade Agreement Signed with the European Union

11 July 2019

Vietnam has now formally signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and an Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) with the European Union (EU)....Read More


Vietnam Signs “Milestone” Trade and Investment Agreements with EU, Upping Pressure on Competition from Other Asian Countries

8 July 2019

On 30 June 2019, the EU and Vietnam signed two long-awaited agreements which provide for a significant liberalisation in trade and facilitation of investments between the two trading partners. The amb...Read More


VIETNAM: Overseas E-Commerce Businesses Set to Become Income Tax-Liable

5 July 2019

Tax is to be payable on all of the country’s digital transactions from 1 July 2020. For the first time, this will see overseas companies in receipt of Vietnam-sourced online payments liable to pay inc...Read More


Vietnam: Visa on Demand

21 June 2019

This page provides general information about visa requirements for Hong Kong residents travelling to Vietnam. For residents outside Hong Kong, please contact the nearest embassy or consulate. As the a...Read More


VIETNAM: Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed for 120 Days on China-Sourced Aluminium Imports

11 June 2019

Certain aluminium imports of China origin are to be subjected to anti-dumping duty (ADD), albeit for a temporary period. The measure, which came into effect on 5 June, will apply to aluminium extrusio...Read More


VIETNAM: Crackdown on the Re-Export of Foreign Products as Domestic Items Mandated

20 May 2019

New measures have been introduced to combat the increased prevalence of overseas-manufactured items being re-exported as domestically-produced....Read More


VIETNAM: Ho Chi Minh City Considering Imposing Tax on Luxury Items

16 May 2019

The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) municipal government is considering imposing a Special Consumption Tax (SCT) on a range of non-essential/luxury goods and services, including mobile phones, perfumes, cosme...Read More


BRI-Backed Hanoi Metro Rail Line Set to Open for Passenger Travel

6 May 2019

Chinese investment sees Vietnam's first urban railway finally ready to begin commercial operation....Read More

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