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A. FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN VIETNAM
Part 1: GENERAL ISSUES
Which organisations should the investors contact when planning to invest in HCMC?
Introduction on the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Investment?
What are the functions and services of ITPC?
Which are the laws regulating the foreign investment in Vietnam?
What fields and regions does Vietnam encourage foreign investment?
What kinds of projects are specially encouraged by Vietnam?
What kinds of projects are encouraged by Vietnam?
What kind of projects does Vietnam not grant investment licences?
What kind of investment projects should meet conditions set by the Government?
Are foreign consultants and law firms allowed to practice investment consultancy in Vietnam?
Has Vietnam signed bilateral trade treaties with other countries in the world?
Could foreigners set up a trading company in Vietnam?
How many forms of FDI are there in accordance with the Law on Foreign Investment in Vietnam?
What incentives are there when investing in Vietnam?
What are special investment incentives?
Will a foreign invested enterprise be nationalized by Vietnamese Government ?
Is the securities market opened to foreign investors?
How are regulations on land in Vietnam?
How are the intellectual property rights stipulated?
How are the technology transfer stipulated?
May an enterprise with foreign owned capital have the right to convert its form of investment?
How are disputes at FDI enterprises settled?
Part 2: PROCEDURES TO SET UP A FOREIGN INVESTED ENTERPRISE
What shall an application file include?
What kinds of projects do investors only register for investment licences?
What shall an registration file for issuance of investment licence include?
What shall an evaluation file for issuance of investment licence include?
How many documentations should the investors prepare for obtaining an investment licence?
Do investors pay any fee when applying for an investment licence?
What is the maximum time limit to issue an investment licence?
Which organisations should the foreign investment application file be sent to?
Which organizations are authorized to issue investment licences?
Which projects are in GROUP A or GROUP B?
How are the costs in Ho Chi Minh City?
What administrative procedure must the investor do to implement a project after getting the investment licence?
Part 3: LABOUR
What are regulations on labour (salary, working hours, hollidays, social insurance, medical insurance...)
How are foreign employes recruited at FDI enterprises ?
How is personal income tax (PIT) regulated?
Part 4: INDUSTRIAL ZONES - EXPORT PROCESSING ZONES - HIGH TECH ZONES
How many industrial zones (IZ), export processing zones (EPZ), high-tech zones HTZ) are there in Ho Chi Minh City?
Which forms of business may be located in IZs and EPZs?
Which organizations should foreign investors contact when investing in HCMC based IZs, EPZs, HZs?
What are the incentives to investors in EPZs & IZs?
Which industries are limited or prohibited to investments in IZs?
What are regulations on land lease in IZs?
Are there particular regulations for the implementation of VAT at EPZs?
Which organization should IT foreign investors contact when investing in HCMC?
Which are incentives when investing in Quang Trung Software City?
Part 5: IMM IGRATION, LIQUIDATION, BANKRUPTCY AND INSPECTION
Do foreigners entering Vietnam need entry visa?
What are the procedures that foreign investors must follow to get Vietnamese entry visa?
What are the procedures overseas Vietnamese must follow to get entry visa to Vietnam?
What are the formalities do foreigners have to accomplish for visiting Vietnam?
How are the fees concerning entry, exit, transit, and stay in Vietnam stipulated?
When are foreigners temporarily postponed their exit from Vietnam?
How are the termination of operation, liquidation and dissolution of an FDI enterprise implemented?
What must the FDI enterprises do after getting the termination decision ?
In which cases does an FDI enterprise not need to establish a liquidation committee?
In which cases enterprise with foreign owned capital may declare bankruptcy?
Which government body has the right to inspect FDI enterprises? What are the procedures to inspect FDI enterprises?
Part 6: TAXATION
What types of tax do foreign-invested enterprises have to pay to the Vietnam State?
How are import and export duties regulated?
In what cases are foreign-invested enterprises subject to exemption from or reduction in import/export taxes?
How is the value added tax (VAT) regulated?
How are business income tax (BIT) regulations for foreign invested enterprises?
How are the projects under the list of encouraged investment projects entitled to preferential business income tax (BIT) rates?
How long are preferential business income tax rates applied?
What cases shall foreign-invested enterprises be exempted or reduced from business income tax (BIT)?
How is income remittance tax regulated when foreign invested enterprises remit income abroad?
Part 7: FINANCING. BANKING & FOREIGN EXCHANGE
Can an FDI enterprise apply a foreign accounting system ?
Are there restrictions on using foreign currency in Vietnam?
Shall enterprises with foreign owned capital be assisted in the foreign currency balance by the State of Vietnam?
Does the Central Bank of Vietnam intervene in interest rates?
B. TRADE IN VIETNAM
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What are the fields of operation of Branches?
Which rights and obligations do branches and their staff have?
Which goods and services are allowed for branches of foreign traders to do business in Vietnam?
How can a branch be set up in Vietnam?
Which authorities are responsible for issuing licenses of a branch?
What are the functions of a representative office?
Which authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are responsible for issuing licenses of a representative office ?
How can a representative office be set up in Ho Chi Minh City?
What is a foreign contract in accordance with Vietnamese laws?
How long is the validity of a contract?
Who'may sign a contract?
Which goods can be contracted?
What kinds of commodities and services do the State of Vietnam ban on circulation and implementation?
Which commodities and commercial services are subject to restriction on conditions set by the State of Vietnam?
What are the contents of a contract?
Which forms of contract are available?
Which sources of laws govern a contract in Vietnam?
May international commercial practices be applied?
What must transaction and conclusion of contracts comply with?
How is the quality control of products in a contract implemented?
How are the delivery of goods and documents of a delivery implemented?
How can a wrong delivery be settled?
In which cases is the suspension of delivery allowed?
Is it possible for transfer of goods ownership?
How is the payment of a contract implemented?
How is an Export- Processing contract related to Vietnamese laws?
What are the contents of an export-processing contract?
Overview of port system in Vietnam?
Are there shipping companies in Vietnam?
How many international airports are there in Vietnam?
How is telecommunication system in Vietnam?
How is the banking system in Vietnam?
How is insurance for consignment in Vietnam?
Which authorities issue certificates of origin?
How is the import - export tax regulated?
How many rates of value added tax are there in Vietnam?
Which goods/ services are subject to 0% VAT?
Which goods/ services are subject to 5% VAT?
Which goods/ services are subject to 10% VAT?
Which goods/ services are subject to 20% VAT?
Which goods/ services are not subject to VAT?
Is there any favor for VAT payers?
Which goods/ services are subject to the special consumption tax?
How many rates of business income tax are there in Vietnam?
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