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    Indonesia Market Entry Models: Limited Liability Company

    There are two main market entry options available for foreign investors looking to expand into Indonesia: a Limited Liability Company and a Representative Office. In this article, we discuss the Indonesian Limited Liability Company or Penanaman Modal Asing (PT PMA).

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    Labor Contracts in ASEAN

    In this article, we discuss the salient features of labor contracts and social security obligations in five major ASEAN economies – Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.

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    RCEP Negotiations Reach Critical Stage – Likely to be Inked by Year-End

    The two-day Singapore Ministerial meeting of the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade agreement concluded recently. Read our latest article to know more about its key outcomes.

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    Indonesia’s E-Commerce Sector – Market Potential and Challenges

    Indonesia’s e-commerce industry holds a lot of promise for foreign investors. In this article, we discuss some of the latest trends in the Indonesian e-commerce market.

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    Malaysia to Re-Introduce Sales and Services Tax from September 1

    On September 1, 2018, Malaysia will re-introduce the Sales and Services Tax (SST), replacing the three-year-old Goods and Services Tax (GST). Read our latest Regulatory Brief to know more about this levy.

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    Minimum Wage Levels Across ASEAN

    Despite rising salaries, minimum wages in the majority of ASEAN countries remain significantly lower than those in the developed economies of the world. In this article, we highlight the latest statutory minimum wage levels in each of the ASEAN states with the exception of Brunei and Singapore, which do not have a mandatory minimum wage.

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    Indonesia’s Growing Special Economic Zones – Opportunities and Challenges

    Over the last decade, Indonesia’s special economic zones (SEZs) and industrial estates have grown multi-fold. In this article, we discuss the incentives offered by Indonesia to facilitate investment in these zones.

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    Thailand and the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

    Base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) refers to tax avoidance strategies that exploit gaps and mismatches in tax rules to artificially shift profits to low or no-tax locations where there is little or no economic activity. Read more to know how BEPS affect taxation in Thailand.

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    Residency Schemes in ASEAN – Eligibility Requirements

    Obtaining a long-term residency status is a cumbersome process for foreigners in ASEAN. The regulations and procedures vary significantly between the countries, and can sometimes be an expensive affair.  In this article, we give an overview of the permanent residency and other schemes available for foreigners wishing to reside in any of the following ASEAN states.

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    Corporate Taxation in Singapore

    Read our latest article to understand corporate taxation and the currently available tax incentives for tax resident companies in Singapore.