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    Tax Compliance in ASEAN in 2018

    In this article, we analyze the ease or burden of tax compliance in ASEAN in 2018 and beyond. We discuss aspects ranging from time and documentation to the effectiveness of government policies for the benefit of would-be investors.

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    IP Protection in Indonesia’s Food and Beverage Industry

    In this article, South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk highlights the measures companies should adopt to protect their IP rights in Indonesia’s food and beverage industry.

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    Taxation in ASEAN: An Introduction

    In this article, we highlight the salient features of the taxation regimes of the individual member states of ASEAN. We examine the various forms of taxation within ASEAN while highlighting their regional variations.

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    Design Rights Protection in South East Asia

    In this article, South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk highlights the measures companies should adopt to protect their design rights in ASEAN.

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    Investing in Thailand: Tax and Non-Tax Incentives

    Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) offers a range of tax and non-tax incentives to foreign companies making investments in the country. In this article, we discuss the various tax and non-tax incentives on offer for foreign investors in Thailand.

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    Key Highlights of Cambodia-China Double Taxation Treaty

    The China-Cambodian Double Taxation Treaty (DTT) entered into force on January 26, 2018, and will be applicable to income received on or after January 1, 2019. Read our article to know about the key highlights of the treaty.

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    Laos Increases Minimum Monthly Wage for the Third Time in Eight Years

    The Lao government has increased the country’s monthly minimum wage from Kip 900,000 (US$108) to Kip 1,100,000 (US$132) with effect from May 1, 2018. While this is the third such raise in the last eight years, the revised wages are still significantly lower than those in neighboring countries in ASEAN.

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    The Philippines’ FTA with the European Free Trade Association Enters into Force in June

    The Philippines’ FTA with the European Free Trade Association, which will come into force on June 1, 2018 for the Philippines and Switzerland, will significantly benefit businesses exporting goods from the Philippines to the EFTA member states. Read more in our latest article.

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    Myanmar’s Daily Minimum Wage Increased from Kyat 3,600 to Kyat 4,800

    Myanmar’s union government has increased the country’s daily minimum wage for an eight-hour work day from Kyat 3,600 (US$2.65) to Kyat 4,800 (US$3.54). The wage increase is the first since Myanmar introduced a minimum wage as part of the government’s labor market reforms in 2015.

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    Cambodia Grants Validation to European Union Patents

    Cambodia is the first Asian country to grant validation to European patents. Read our latest article to know what requirements are to be met in order to validate patents in Cambodia.