We will be operating this article as a running live update service to keep businesses in the ASEAN region informed with regards to the coronavirus.
ASEAN Briefing outlines Singapore’s official public holidays in 2021. Businesses should take note of the official holiday schedule and plan accordingly.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore recently launched the world’s first grant scheme to support green and sustainability-linked loans (GSLS).
The Japan International Cooperation Agency signed a loan agreement with the government of Myanmar to provide 42.7 billion yen to support SMEs and infrastructure.
Vietnam’s VNIPO issued Notice 13822, providing new requirements for legal representatives of IP applicants/owners to sign documents on their behalf.
Labuan, a federal territory of Malaysia, issued a new tax framework in early 2019, which impacts a variety of tax requirements, such as the abolition of the 20,000-ringgit tax ceiling.
The US extended Indonesia’s Generalized System of Preference (GSP) status in early November 2020, meaning thousands of Indonesian exports to the US are duty free.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) has allowed resident and non-resident foreigners to participate in securities trading on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX).
The National Bank of Cambodia launched its first digital currency, named Bakong, which was co-developed by Japanese fintech firm SORAMITSU.
From November 22, 2020, the Singapore-Hong Kong travel bubble will come into effect, allowing short-term visitors to travel between both countries.