Legal & Regulatory

ASEAN Regulatory Brief: New Shipment Inspection in the Philippines, Regulatory Shifts in Thailand, and Dollar Restrictions in Myanmar

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In this edition of ASEAN Regulatory Brief, ASEAN Briefing covers opposition by shippers in the Philippines to new inspection regulations, the splitting of the Thai aviation authority, and restrictions on the use of dollars in Myanmar’s tourism sector.

Foreign Investment Restrictions across ASEAN: An Overview of the Region’s “Negative Lists” – Part One

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In this first installment of a multi-part series, ASEAN Briefing takes a closer look on the restrictions in place on FDI throughout ASEAN, with a focus on Indonesia, the Phillipines, and Cambodia.

ASEAN Regulatory Brief: Thai Stimulus, Indonesian Tax Amnesty, and a the Philippines’ Safety Bill

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In this edition of ASEAN Regulation Brief, we take a look at Thailand’s stimulus package, and mooted tax amnesty in Indonesia, and a new safety bill in the Philippines.

ASEAN Regulatory Brief: Thai Interest Rates, Myanmar’s Anti-Money Laundering Measures, and New Links for the Philippines’ Stock Exchange

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In this ASEAN Regulatory Brief, we look at some of the important regulatory changes taking place recently in Thailand, Myanmar, and the Philippines.

Cambodia’s Securities Exchange Introduces “Growth Board” Policy to Lure SMEs

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Recently, the Cambodian Securities Exchange (CSX) has announced listing criteria for a new trading platform aimed at increasing participation of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), offering investors new options in the country.

ASEAN Regulatory Brief: Tax Incentives for Car Manufacturers, Tax Statistics, and New Financial and Tax Incentives

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In this ASEAN Regulatory Brief, we look at some of the important regulatory changes taking place in Vietnam, Singapore, and Thailand during the 1st half of October.

Singapore Qualifies as ASEAN Hub for Fast Track Patent Applications

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Singapore is the first nation in ASEAN qualified to accept and process fast track patent applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). The new services provide businesses a cost effective alternative to preexisting PCT offices.

ASEAN Regulatory Brief: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Malaysia-Slovakia DTA, EU-Vietnam FTA Cuts Tariffs on Meats

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In this ASEAN Regulatory Brief, we look at some of the important regulatory changes taking place in ASEAN, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

ASEAN Regulatory Brief: ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting, Upcoming DTA, and Expanded Tax Incentives

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In this ASEAN Regulatory Brief, we look at some of the important outcomes from the recent Meeting of the ASEAN Economic Ministers, as well as highlighting regulatory changes taking place in Singapore and Indonesia.

Thailand’s New Investment Promotion Policies Open a New Door to Foreign Investors

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After 15 years of sticking to the same regulations, Thailand has finally announced that will update its investment policy. The Thai Board of Investment (“BOI”) has announced a new seven-year investment promotion strategy, making significant changes to a number of BOI investment promotion policies. The new policies, which came into effect this year and will last until the end of 2021, aim to restructure the Thai economy to a more focused form of investment promotion.

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