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    Vietnam-EU Free Trade Agreement Negotiations Continue

    Jan. 23 – On January 16, the Multilateral Trade Assistance Project (MUTRAP) and the Danang Branch of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) held a seminar to discuss the contents of the Vietnam-European Union (EU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The seminar’s purpose was to assist Vietnamese enterprises in gaining a clearer understanding of[…..]

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    India-ASEAN Services and Investments FTA Finalized

    Jan. 18 – India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) finalized their anticipated free trade agreement (FTA) in services and investments on December 20, 2012 during the India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit in New Delhi, India. The move is likely to boost trade to US$100 billion by 2015. Trade between India and ASEAN presently stands[…..]

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    New Issue of Vietnam Briefing: Annual Compliance and Audit

    In this issue of Vietnam Briefing, we address a number of annual compliance topics relevant to foreign investors in Vietnam. Namely, annual reporting for foreign-owned enterprises and representative offices, as well as annual tax finalization (corporate income tax and personal income tax), and annual financial statements (structure, general accounting treatments, deductible expenditures, submission).

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    Vietnam-Thailand to Boost Bilateral Trade

    Bilateral trade to grow at 20 percent annually Dec. 4 – Vietnam and Thailand, both members of ASEAN, have agreed to boost bilateral trade and improve political and economic links, according to news reports issued by both countries. The two nations have long maintained strong strategic and diplomatic relations, however the new agreements provide better[…..]

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    Intra-Asian Trade Flows to Help Global Economy Top US$100 Trillion by 2020

    China and India-based trade corridors to pave the way Nov. 29 – A report by the United Overseas Bank (UOB) of Singapore has indicated that the global economy will increase by 73 percent over the US$63 trillion seen in 2010 to reach US$109 trillion by 2020, with Asian trade flows one of the key factors[…..]

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    India Amends DTAs with Spain and the United Kingdom

    Nov. 21 – India has initiated the process to revise its double taxation avoidance agreements (DTAs) with over 75 countries in an effort to strengthen its legislative framework to control the black money generated domestically and the flow of such illegal funds to foreign countries. On October 26, India signed a protocol to amend the[…..]

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    China to Join RCEP, Creating Massive Free Trade Area with ASEAN, India, and Japan

    Plus Myanmar issues new foreign investment law Nov. 9 – China is set to commence negotiations to create a 16-nation trade bloc, known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), with its launch expected to be formally announced at the ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh later this month. The RCEP will include the 10 members[…..]

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    Selling U.S. Exports to Asia’s Middle Class Consumers

    Oct. 22 – One of the main issues I’ve been discussing in the United States this past week with law and tax practices, universities, chambers of commerce and potential clients in Columbia, Charlotte, and San Francisco, is the growing trend of American exports to China. The demographics already tell us that a major wave of[…..]

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    Global Brands Ripe for Asia, Not Just China

    Sept. 8 – As the inevitable rise of a significant Asian consumer base begins to take effect, Chinese ownership of reputable brand names is being pushed as a major driver towards Chinese domination of the world’s top marks. According to China’s Vice-Minister of Industry and Information Technology Yang Xueshan, China is determined to have 100[…..]

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    New Issue of Vietnam Briefing: Human Resources for Foreigners

    Aug. 31 – The new issue of Vietnam Briefing Magazine, titled Human Resources for Foreigners in Vietnam, is out now and immediately available as a complimentary PDF download on the Asia Briefing Bookstore. A Vietnamese entity is permitted to recruit foreign workers in order to work as managers, executive directors and experts where local hires[…..]

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