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.
On July 23, 2021, Singapore introduced its latest S$1.1 billion (US$800 million) economic support package as the country returned to Phase 2 restrictions.
MOM Reg 8/2021 is an implementing regulation that details the requirements businesses must fulfill to hire foreign workers.
Under Resolution 68/NQ-CP the government has unveiled several financial packages to employers and employees affected by the fourth wave of COVID-19.
On June 16, 2021, ASEAN launched ASEAN Access, a free information online portal dedicated to connecting MSMEs in the region.
ASEAN and the EU have agreed to the world’s first bloc-to-bloc air transport agreement through the ASEAN-EU Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement.
In April 2021, Vietnam’s transport ministry announced its transport infrastructure master plan between now and 2030, which is estimated to cost between US$43 billion and US$65 billion.
Biotechnology company BioNTech will establish its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Singapore, where it will also establish an mRNA manufacturing facility.
Indonesia will build its first electric vehicle battery plant and aims to begin production by 2023, in a project estimated to be valued at US$9.8 billion.
Cambodia unveiled its ninth round of stimulus measures to support businesses andhouseholds as the country grapples with a sudden surge in COVID infections.