Complete Guide to Cosmetic Product Registration in Vietnam

Vietnam’s cosmetic industry is thriving. The country’s overall development and the rapidly growing number of middle-class Vietnamese have brought along an increasing demand for beauty and personal care products. Imported cosmetics grab the lion’s share of Vietnam’s cosmetic market. In this guide, we will explain the key things you need to know about importing and […]

When is The Best Time to Hire Employees in Vietnam?

The three-month period following the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Tet up to April is the best time to hire employees in Vietnam. Recruiters in Vietnam call it “The Golden Period of Recruitment” as the local labor market will receive a fresh pool of job-seekers who are eager to look for a new job after they […]

2019 Guide to Setting Up a Foreign Construction Business in Vietnam

Construction business in Vietnam has seen vast growth over the past years. According to Trading Economics, Vietnam’s GDP from construction reached an all-time high of US$ 9.6 billion in the last quarter of 2018 and forecasts show a continuing uptrend. As Vietnam continues to relax its construction regulations, many foreign investors and overseas companies can […]

Legal Entities in Vietnam: Which One to Choose?

The foundations you lay for your business – namely, the type of legal entity you choose for entering the market – will determine the success of your future business. In this guide, we will give you a thorough overview of legal entities in Vietnam, and help you decide whether you should set up a company for […]

M&A Deals in Vietnam in 2018

Merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions are gathering pace in Vietnam. In 2017, M&A deals in Vietnam reached a record of US$ 10.2 billion, and foreign investors accounted for more than 90% of all the transactions. In this article, you will see an overview of Vietnam’s current M&A market and the most significant deals in 2018 […]

Payroll Management in Vietnam: Key Changes Starting from December 2018

This year brought several changes to payroll management in Vietnam. In October 2018, the government released a new decree (143/2018/ND-CP) on compulsory social insurance payments for foreign employees working in Vietnam. In this article, we have pinpointed the most important amendments. Social insurances for foreign employees in Vietnam There are three types of compulsory insurances […]

Choosing a Business Location in Vietnam: Districts of Ho Chi Minh City Explained

How to navigate the districts and choose a suitable business location in bustling Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s largest economic hub? We have prepared a comprehensive guide to help you out, with the more significant business districts of Ho Chi Minh City explained. Guide to Ho Chi Minh City’s districts Ho Chi Minh City, […]

Employing Foreign Workers in Vietnam

Most foreign companies registered in Vietnam also want to hire foreign nationals. In this article, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about employing foreign workers in Vietnam and explain how to find the best candidates for you. Which positions can foreign workers hold in Vietnam? There are no regulations that specify the ratio […]

How to Set Up a Joint Venture in Vietnam

In this article, you will find the requirements and the process of forming a joint venture in Vietnam. You will also learn what business lines require a local partner and how to protect your investment when entering into a joint venture. Why form a joint venture in Vietnam? A joint venture (JV) is a business […]

Complete Guide to Company Registration in Vietnam

Vietnam, the third largest market in Southeast Asia, provides countless opportunities to foreign investors. What are the fundamental things you need to know about company registration in Vietnam? In this article, we are going to walk you through the process of setting up a business in Vietnam. Overview of legal entities in Vietnam Watch Kadri Lahi, […]