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An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam 2022 – New Publication from Dezan Shira & Associates

Published: 13 Jan 2022

An Introduction to Doing Business in Vietnam 2022, the latest publication from Dezan Shira & Associates is out now and available for download.

Vietnam persevered through a difficult 2021 as the COVID-19 pandemic took a significant toll on its economy and people. The country went through a strict lockdown in the middle of the year, which lasted almost five months, forcing businesses to halt production and disrupting global supply chains. Residents, particularly in commercial hub Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces, were forced to stay at home and only go out for emergencies. The result was that Vietnam’s GDP suffered a sharp decline by 6.17 percent in Q3 – the first time its economy recorded negative growth since 2000. This was a sharp contrast to 2020 when Vietnam managed to keep the pandemic at bay and with economic activities largely operating in normal capacity. But the Delta COVID variant incapacitated traditional strategies of containment.

Nevertheless, things are looking up. Economic activity resumed in October as Vietnam opted for a ‘living with the pandemic’ approach. Government authorities also announced a phased plan to reopen the economy to ensure pandemic prevention policies are in line with mandates from health authorities. Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has targeted an annual average GDP growth rate of 6.5-7 percent during the 2021-2025 period.

While the country suffered setbacks, AmCham has noted that Vietnam’s role in global supply chains is only expected to grow. The business chamber also noted that Vietnam remains an attractive investment destination, including for further relocations out of China. As with last year, Vietnam’s market fundamentals remain strong, and its economy appears resilient to overcome the recent disruption to production due to the pandemic.

Vietnam has already fully vaccinated more than 50 percent of its population. Foreign investors remain bullish on Vietnam’s long-term prospects. Businesses remain confident though there are challenges regarding a shortage of labor force, border restrictions, and compliance issues. Designed to introduce the fundamentals of investing in Vietnam, this publication is compiled by the experts at Dezan Shira & Associates, a specialist practice providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence, and financial review services to multinationals investing in emerging Asia.

Doing Business in Vietnam 2022 covers the following:

  • Special Edition - Pandemic Management Measures and Fiscal Policies Benefiting Business in 2022
  • How to Set Up in Vietnam
  • Tax, Audit, and Accounting
  • Human Resources and Payroll

Within these chapters, we discuss a range of different topics that affect doing business in Vietnam, including market entry considerations, investment models, key taxes and incentives for foreign companies, as well as upcoming accounting changes. Special focus is also given to Vietnam’s reopening measures and fiscal policies for the new year.

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About Us:  Dezan Shira & Associates is a specialist foreign direct investment practice that has grown into one of Asia's most versatile, full-service market entry, legal, tax, accounting, HR and operational consultancies for international businesses and corporate investors and with numerous offices throughout Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Europe and North America.  Our publishing subsidiary Asia Briefing, founded in 1999, publishes regionally focused briefings which cover, the ten ASEAN countries, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Russia, Vietnam - and a focused Belt and Road Initiative briefing as well. Our briefing updates provide intelligence to businesses and foreign investors interested in or operating in these international markets via regulatory updates, analysis and commentary on today's real issues concerning the foreign investor in Asia.

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David Stepat

Firm: Dezan Shira & Associates
Country: Singapore

Practice Area: Foreign Direct Investments

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