In this week’s ASEAN Market Watch we look at Malaysian alcohol regulations, analyze the impact of the Singapore-Cambodia double taxation agreement, and explore emerging opportunities in Myanmar’s mobile finance industry.
The AEC will be a turning point for the Southeast Asian business environment, but businesses should not assume that risks to their IP assets will be immediately reduced by AEC measures – diligence and a sound protection strategy will be even more vital in the near future.
In this week’s ASEAN Regulatory Brief we highlight efforts to improve transparency in Cambodia, discuss a recent Thai ban on Uber, and analyze stricter due diligence guidelines in Singapore.
Heavily trade-dependent, Thailand exports over EUR 93.5 billion worth of goods and services annually. For those considering the Kingdom as a source of production, trade mark protections afforded can be a significant asset in the safegaurding of designs and maintenance of profits.
In this week’s ASEAN Regulatory Brief we highlight the regulation of e-insurance in Thailand, discuss emerging P2P finance standards in Malaysia, and analyze the likely impact of impending financial tech legislation in Indonesia.
In this Week’s ASEAN Regulatory Brief we highlight share capital changes and analyze the impact of corporate income tax reductions in Indonesia. In addition, we discuss upcoming cybersecurity laws in Singapore.
Established in late 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community represents a significant achievement in a decades long process towards regional financial integration. Although far from complete, a clear understanding of past and current progress towards full integration is likely to be of increasing importance to regional investment.
In this week’s Regulatory Brief, we highlight a new tax on cellphone usage in Myanmar, discuss new procedures for customs registration in the Philippines, and highlight the increasing possibility of ASEAN-wide food standards.
In contrast to ASEAN-based investors that are covered under the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA), protection for non-ASEAN investors is largely dependent on bilateral investment treaties (BITs). While some agreements offer similar provisions, many are less extensive or unaccommodating and vague. For those considering investment within the region, a firm understanding of available agreements and their details is a critical component of pre-market entry due diligence.
For companies seeking to expand operations in South East Asia, the region’s rising stature in manufacturing, ICT, and other areas of production remains tempered by regulatory uncertainty. To help investors mitigate their exposure to such risks, in this article we examine the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement.