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Articles and resources about doing business in Vietnam.


Corporate Compliance in Vietnam: A Year in the Life of a Foreign Company

After your foreign-owned company is incorporated you will need to make sure it follows the local laws and reporting requirements. Which is why we have put together an article to show you a one-year cycle of corporate compliance in Vietnam. This will help you plan your reporting in advance and prepare you if you need […]


Opening a representative office in Vietnam

Representative office allows a foreign company to have a presence in the market without having to incorporate a company. While easy to set up it also has some key restrictions such as it cannot conduct commercial activities. In this article we will give you an overview of why and how to set up a representative […]


How to Set Up an Import Company in Vietnam

In this article, we will give you an overview of how to import goods to Vietnam, what are the import tax rates, and describe the process of setting up an import company in Vietnam. How to Import to Vietnam Using an Import Company Vietnam is among the fastest growing economies in the world. In December […]


Vietnam Tax Guide: Tax Planning in Vietnam

Tax planning is one of the most important factors when managing a company, especially when in a new market. This article will give you an overview of tax system in Vietnam as well as highlighting the main differences between international reporting system and its local counterparts. Overview of tax planning in Vietnam Corporate Income Tax Vietnam […]


Minimum capital requirement in Vietnam for foreign companies

One of the most common questions foreign investors and companies have is what is the minimum capital requirement in Vietnam and how much of it should be paid up? In this article we will cover the capital requirements for each of the legal entity types relevant for foreign investors. Setting up a company in Vietnam […]


How to Register a Branch in Vietnam

A Branch is an alternative to a Limited Liability or Joint-Stock Company. Unlike an LLC or a JSC, it is not a separate legal entity to its parent company. For a branch to be established, the parent company must already be registered for at least five years. Branch offices are opened when a parent company […]


Corporate structure of a Limited Liability Company in Vietnam

In Vietnam A Limited Liability Company is a business entity with one to 50 members. Unlike a Joint-Stock Company, a Limited Liability company doesn’t issue shares. However,  it allows members to have different capital contributions that results in membership units, giving members de facto similar rights and responsibilities to shareholders.


Joint-Stock Company In Vietnam: How To Establish

A Joint-Stock Company (JSC) is a business entity referred to in Vietnamese legislation as a shareholding company in which shares are owned by three or more original shareholders. Within this enterprise, shareholders are entitled to own company stock in proportion evidenced by the shares they own. Unlike a limited liability company registration, a Vietnamese JSC is allowed […]