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  • VIETNAM FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) ABSORPTIVE CAPACITYAND OUTLOOK ON EUROPEAN UNION – VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (EVFTA)
    Vietnam has worked on attracting FDI with a reduced Corporate Income Tax for prioritized sectors, with a lowered standard rate – from 25 to 10-20 percent – and by waiving the land rental fees for Foreign Invested Enterprises (FIEs).  If the FDI are promoted, it is mainly due to the ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Sunday, February 12th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • ドナルド・トランプ氏への手紙 環太平洋経済連携協定 – 絶好のチャンスを逃す危機 オリバー・マスマン  ドウェイン・モリス・ベトナム法律事務所 代表
      米国トランプ大統領 環太平洋経済連携協定(TPP)から離脱するという就任初日に出した声明に関して、TPP批准の可能性を再考して頂きたくお願い申し上げます。 TPPから離脱するということは即ち、米国は他のTPP諸国の政府調達へのアクセスを失うことになり、その額は1兆4,920億米ドルに上ります。TPPのように高い基準の政府調達規制は既存の国際協定にはどこにも見当たりません。その上、米国がTPPと同等の高い政府調達基準で二国間協定を締結するには、さらに10年を要する可能性があります。新たに交渉をする代わりにこのTPPを批准することで、米国は時間、労力そしてもちろん何十億米ドルを節約することができる為、非常に重要になるはずです。 以下の事実が今後の決断に役立ち、TPPがどのように米国を再び偉大な国にするのに役立つか明確に示してくれると我々は確信しています。興味をお持ちだと思うことは、米国が利益を得ることができるTPP加盟国の政府調達額が非常に高い点でしょう。 既にご存知のように、TPP諸国の人口は2015年7月時点で4億9,400万人を超えています。TPP諸国は2014年に米国の総輸出額の44.8%、また一般輸入額の37.6%を占めています。TPPに関する18,000品目以上の関税を削減することで、新しい市場に参入することが可能になれば米国の輸出入業者にとって大きなメリットになるでしょう。 米国の国際貿易委員会が推定したように、TPPにより米国の商品・サービスの世界への輸出は2032年までに272億米ドル増加し、米国の輸入は489億米ドル増加すると見込まれています。 次の表には各TPP諸国のデータが記載されており、米国の投資家が利用できる調達市場を示しています。   GDP(米ドル) 政府調達のGDPのパーセンテージ(%) 政府調達の総額(米ドル) オーストラリア 1兆5,600億 12.44 194,064,000,000 ブルネイ 114億7,000万 4.1 470,270,000 カナダ 1兆8,270億 13.34 243,721,800,000 チリ 1799億 2.9 5,217,100,000 マレーシア 3053億 25 76,325,000,000 メキシコ 1兆2,610億 5.16 65,067,600,000 ニュージーランド 1858億 14.56 27,052,480,000 ペルー 1926億 17.6 33,897,600,000 シンガポール 2741億 9.74 26,697,340,000 ベトナム 1714億 ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Sunday, February 12th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • Revolve, Rollover and Refinance: New Lending Rules in Vietnam
    Revolve, Rollover and Refinance: New Lending Rules in Vietnam A few years ago the State Bank of Vietnam (“SBV”) started the custom of celebrating the new year by firing a salvo of new regulations during the last working days of the year.  This time it was no different, except that ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Friday, February 10th, 2017By Bach Duong Pham
  • Subsidized Internet Use for Low-Income Customers to Be Stopped by the FCC?
    Changes keep coming fast, and now nine companies that recently have been part of a program intended to offer subsidized internet access to low-income users have been informed by the Federal Communications Commission that they must not offer this service, according to a recent article by the International Business Times. ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Thursday, February 9th, 2017By Eric J. Sinrod
  • VIETNAM – BANKING AND FINANCING – OUTLOOK ON THE EUROPEAN UNION VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (EVFTA)
    Vietnam’s constant growth is highlighted by numerous macroeconomic data such as a Gross Domestic Product of 5.93%, a Purchasing Managers Index up to 52.9 points in September 2016  and conclusively the increasing number of Foreign Direct Investment. Furthermore, Vietnam is endowed with a privileged situation of controlled inflation, political stability ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, February 9th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • VIETNAM – REAL ESTATE – LAND USE RIGHTS LIMITATIONS FOR FOREIGNERS – OUTLOOK ON THE EUROPEAN UNION VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (EVFTA)
      The real estate market in Vietnam has constantly been growing since the Law on Real Estate Business 2014 (LREB) and the Law on Residential Housing (LRH) were adopted. Initial barriers for foreign investors were partially removed with the new legislations and Decree No. 76/2015/ND-CP guiding the LREB dated 10 ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • VIETNAM TAXATION – OUTLOOK ON THE EUROPEAN UNION VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (EVFTA)
    The recently formed Government has manifested its ambition to support reforms especially related to business. Short after the oath of inauguration, it organized a conference with Vietnamese enterprises leading to the issuance of Resolution 35/2016/NQ-CP dated 16 May 2016. The main focus was to improve the investment environment. Nevertheless, some ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • VIETNAM – NOW OPEN FOR BETTING BUSSINESS – BREAKING NEWS – WHAT YOU MUST KNOW
      On 24 January 2017, the Government issued Decree No. 06/2017/ND-CP, which for the first time legalizes international soccer betting in addition to horse racing betting and greyhound racing betting (Betting Decree). Some key features: Betting business is treated as a conditional business sector the satisfaction of which is evidenced ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • Rechtsanwalt in Vietnam Oliver Massmann Versicherungswirtschaft
    Marktüberblick Global Mitglied von IAIS? Ja, Vietnam ist seit 2007 ein Mitglied von IAIS. Weltweite Regulierungsbehörden Es soll ein Projekt mit dem Namen “ComFrame” geben, das von der international tätigen Versicherungsgruppe (IAIG – verbunden mit IAIS) geplant wird und rechtlich verbindliche Rahmenbedingungen einführen soll. Zum aktuellen Zeitpunkt befindet es sich ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Monday, February 6th, 2017By Oliver Massmann
  • VIETNAM – PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT – OUTLOOK ON THE EUROPEAN UNION VIETNAM FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (EVFTA)
    The private sector is an intrinsic part of the economic and social development. Yet Vietnam does not have as many private enterprises as its neighboring countries. Private enterprises enhance job creation, Gross Domestic Product and competitiveness. In order to achieve the private sector development, Vietnam should provide elements enhancing technological ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017By Oliver Massmann