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Thanh Vinh Nguyen is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Ho Chi Minh City office. Prior to joining the Firm, he practiced tax and consultancy work for two international accounting firms and worked as a compliance counsel for an international insurance company. He has co-written Business Operations in Vietnam, published by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.

Vietnam is projected to be the only ASEAN economy to report growth following the emergence of the global COVID-19 pandemic. With the ratification of the CPTPP, EVFTA, and entering into RCEP, coupled with the fallout from regional trade tensions, the country is poised as the next regional hub for logistics…

Government Resolution No. 178/NQ-CP dated 12 December 2020, approves the Ministry of Finance’s proposal to grant import duty exemptions for materials imported by export manufacturers for outsourcing activities. Specifically, if export manufacturers subcontract specific processing steps to third parties, any materials imported by the export manufacturers for the implementation of such processing steps will also be exempted from import duties.

On 23 February 2021, the General Department of Customs issued Official Letter No. 879/TCHQ-TXNK (OL 879) to provide guidelines on the implementation of the Resolution.

Vietnam’s automotive industry has experienced steady progress in recent years. With Vietnam having a population of nearly 100 million and a sustainable economy, this growth trend is expected to continue. The development of Vietnam’s automotive industry remains one of the government’s main focuses, with new laws and policies to promote…

Vietnam’s automotive industry has experienced steady progress in recent years. With Vietnam having a population of nearly 100 million and a sustainable economy, this growth trend is expected to continue.

The development of Vietnam’s automotive industry remains one of the government’s main focuses, with new laws and policies to promote the development of this industry.

Baker McKenzie’s new publication, Tax, Customs and Regulatory Aspects of Vietnam’s Automobile Industry, aims to provide an initial view of key legal aspects that affect Vietnam’s automobile industry.

After almost a decade of negotiations, the RCEP was finally signed on 15 November 2020 by 10 ASEAN countries, along with Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. India was originally party to the RCEP negotiations, but it left the deal in 2019 due to concerns over the protection…

After almost a decade of negotiations, the RCEP was finally signed on 15 November 2020 by 10 ASEAN countries, along with Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. India was originally party to the RCEP negotiations, but it left the deal in 2019 due to concerns over the protection of its national interests and local industries.

The RCEP is the largest regional free trade agreement (FTA) outside the WTO. Its member states account for approximately 30% of the world’s gross domestic product (USD 26.3 trillion) and 30% of the world’s population (2.3 billion). Key developments that are expected from the implementation of the RCEP include further liberalization of trade, removal of non-tariff trade barriers and increased trade facilitation, removal of barrier to services sectors, as well as overall enhanced business environment through regulations relating to intellectual property protection, government procurement practices, e-commerce and more.