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.
The longer the US stands on the sidelines concerning trade with Asia, the more American businesses face competitive disadvantages on their exports.
Effective from January 1, 2022, Malaysia has imposed a licensing requirement on the provision of cloud services, although it will only be enforced from April 1, 2022.
Indonesia’s GR 7/2021 looks to provide greater protection and empowerment to Indonesia’s cooperatives, micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.
Indonesia has now allowed vaccinated travelers to enter the country. They will still have to enter quarantine.
The Market Readiness Assistance grant and Double Tax Deduction Scheme for Internationalization assist Singaporean businesses expand abroad.
The Malaysian government has decided to provide a tax exemption on foreign-sourced income for individual taxpayers, backtracking from their earlier proposal made in the 2022 budget.
In November 2021, the Philippines Economic Zone Authority introduced a new work visa for foreigners who are sponsored to work in the Philippines by companies registered with PEZA.
The Philippines Senate has passed the final reading of Bill 2094, which amends the Public Service Act by enabling the 100 percent foreign ownership of public services.
Indonesia issued Government Regulation 31 of 2021 which amends several aspects of the country’s shipping law.