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Doing business in Vietnam

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Vietnam.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Vietnam
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.

Guides

Vietnam company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Overseas Business Risk - Vietnam
Report from UK Trade and Investment and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office looking at potential risks for UK businesses operating in this country. It includes economic and political risks, human rights issues, bribery and corruption, terrorism, intellectual property and organised crime.

Doing business in Vietnam
Guide produced by Grant Thornton offering a profile of Vietnam and covering business etiquette and travel, key trends and statistics, finance, the regulatory environment, foreign investment, business entities, labour, financial reporting and audit, and the tax system. Published in November 2018.

Doing Business in Asia Pacific
Guide prepared by Moore Stephens member firms on doing business with or in this region, covering Vietnam. It also provides useful information for those living and working in Vietnam either temporarily or permanently. Published in May 2018.

Doing Business in Vietnam 
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. This publication is current at December 2017

Exporting

On our Exporting to Vietnam page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Law and regulation

Intellectual property rights in Vietnam
Intellectual Property Office, August 2015
Guide produced by the UK IPO on how to protect and enforce your IP when trading with Vietnam. It covers IP rights; laws, treaties and reciprocal agreements; protecting your trademark; copyright; protecting inventions; protecting designs; trade secrets and non-disclosure agreements; and IP enforcement and dispute resolution.

Doing Business law library
World Bank
Collection of business laws and regulations from economies around the world, linking to official government sources. Topics include company law, labour, tax and trade.

Doing business in… Country Q&A tool
Useful tool from Practical Law that allows users to compare summaries of key legal issues across several jurisdictions, including this country. Summaries cover the legal system, foreign investment, business vehicles, employment, tax, competition, intellectual property, marketing agreements, e-commerce, data protection, product liability.

Intellectual property rights in Vietnam
Guidance from the Intellectual Property Office on protecting and enforcing IP rights when trading in Vietnam.

Forums and support networks

Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Organisation representing the business community, employers and business associations.

British Business Group Vietnam
A support network for promoting business and trade between Britain and Vietnam.

Embassies and consulates

Publications

Buy books from Amazon on doing business in Vietnam

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected books

The Business Operations in... series from Bloomberg BNA provides expert guidance on the tax aspects of expanding and operating businesses abroad.

Business Operations in Vietnam
Analysis of the business environment in Vietnam, focusing on: the economy and government, operating a business, forms of doing business, principal taxes and taxation of domestic corporations.

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