Asia Briefing Report: An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam

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Asia Briefing’s new report touches on everything you need to know about doing business in Vietnam, and is now available as a complimentary PDF download!

Aug. 29 – Asia Briefing, in cooperation with its parent firm Dezan Shira & Associates, has just released a new 32-page report introducing everything that a foreign investor should be familiar with when establishing and operating a business in Vietnam. This guide, titled “An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam,” is immediately available as a complimentary PDF download on the Asia Briefing Bookstore.

In a tough global economy, major foreign investors continue to prioritize their investments into Vietnam. Coca-Cola, for example, has said that it plans to invest US$200 million in Vietnam by 2013, adding to its US$280 million investment over the past ten years. German-based Bosch Group announced it will double investment in its auto components plant in the southern province of Dong Nai (from US$73 million to US$132.6 million) by 2015. In addition, Italy-based scooter manufacturer, Piaggio, just opened its second manufacturing plant with a production target of 300,000 scooters per year by 2013 to be sold in the Southeast Asian market.

Many SMEs are following in step, acting on the business potential that Vietnam holds for companies of all sizes and a variety of industries.

In this guide, we discuss:

1. Establishing and Running a Business

  • What are my options for investment?
  • How do I establish a company?

2. Tax and Accounting

  • What are Vietnam’s major taxes?
  • What are some of the key compliance requirements?

3. Human Resources and Payroll

  • How do I hire staff/workers?
  • What major legal obligations does a company have for its staff/workers?

“An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam” is out now and immediately available as a complimentary PDF download on the Asia Briefing Bookstore.

Dezan Shira & Associates is a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia. Since its establishment in 1992, the firm has grown into one of Asia’s most versatile full-service consultancies with operational offices across China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore and Vietnam as well as liaison offices in Italy and the United States.

For further details or to contact the firm, please email, visit, or download the company brochure.

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