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Post-COVID 19 | Opportunities for Vietnam

Post-COVID 19 | Opportunities for Vietnam

VIVA BUSINESS CONSULTING là công ty tư vấn doanh nghiệp được tín nhiệm bởi hằng ngàn khách hàng danh tiếng từ năm 2006. VIVA cung cấp nền tảng quản lý toàn diện và nguồn lực thực thi theo cách kết hợp đồng thời của: Luật pháp và thủ tục hành chính trong kinh doanh – Quản lý thuế và kế toán – Quản trị quan hệ lao động – Quản trị tài chính doanh nghiệp – Quản trị và kiểm soát nội bộ. Năng lực của chúng tôi giúp khách hàng lường trước các rủi ro, tối ưu chi phí, kiến tạo lợi thế kinh doanh.

VIVA is a business consulting company, specializes in business compliance procedures according to local business laws and regulations since 2006. VIVA has been continuously trusted by thousands of well-known clients since 2006. We are creating added value for clients by offering one-stop business platform with exclusive and tailored-made services related to market entry and mandatory business compliances. We keep our client’s good standing in lawful and optimal manners whenever they are working and doing business in Vietnam.

Opportunities for vietnam post-covid-19

Many researchers think that the world will be re-shaped following COVID-19 with many changes in all areas. This transformation will open up big opportunities for Vietnam and other countries which have appropriate strategies and policies to respond successfully the new context.

We do believe the points of view in this article will enrich many advantages for your business mind so that you can really change yourself and leverage the advantages and take appropriate measures to minimize disadvantages.

What are the opportunities for vietnam post-COVID 19

According to Mr. Phung Duc Tung, Director of the Mekong Development Research Institute, the Vietnamese Government and people are acting vigorously and controlling well the Covid-19 pandemic, earning a good reputation in the international community. Besides, Vietnam has more advantages:

  • The Government is humble and ready to cooperate with other countries and international community. Alongside the pandemic control, Vietnam also offers practical and timely assistance with face mask and protective clothing donations to a number of countries.
  • Another advantage of Vietnam is strong agriculture which can help ensure national food security and contribute a great part to global food security. The initiative in food security enables Vietnam to implement support policies and minimize impacts on other economic sectors.
  • Vietnam is still in the age of golden population and has relatively high-quality manpower. The Vietnamese people have a high sense of economy due to the constant confrontation shocks, and so they have a good capacity to cope with risks.
  • Vietnam has an economy with large openness, however, imports-exports are mostly from the foreign direct investment (FDI) sector, accounting for about 70% of the try’s total import-export value. The electronics industry accounts for the largest share of this value but is little impacted by the pandemic. Therefore, the impact of the pandemic and the economic effect of export decline may not be too big.
  • The social distancing policy which has diminished supply and demand has a big impact on businesses in the services sector, especially tourism, education, aviation, passenger transport, and non-essential goods trade. However, the sector may be able to recover quickly after the pandemic ends, especially with small household businesses and services.

To turn the above advantages into opportunities for the economy to rebound and “take off” after the pandemic, the Government should have appropriate policies over the short and medium terms as follow:

Short – term policies

  • The Government should have support policies with clear, transparent criteria to reach the right beneficiaries. The policies should be carried out quickly with the post-inspection orientation, with heavy penalties for frauds and corruptions.
  • The support package for people should be carried out immediately this month (April). For businesses, it needs practical supports to reduce lees and charges, especially for those in the logistics sector.
  • For an economy with a large foreign trade like Vietnam, all the advantages will go away if the logistics system is disrupted after the pandemic. The Government should scrap all fuel taxes and fees, which are among the big costs for the transport sector, and other charges to reduce fees for road transport and directly support the aviation sector. Customs clearance should be expedited, and cargo handling capacity should be increased by improving the capacity of seaports, airports, and main border gates.  In addition, the Government should support leading businesses and FDI enterprises in important sectors, such as aviation, transport, construction, and distribution.
  • Based on different scenarios for the impacts of the pandemic on the global economy, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimated that some 25 million people in the world will be jobless. The Vietnamese Government should create jobs for unemployed people by speeding up disbursement of funds for key projects.  This solution can increase job opportunities and ease difficulties for the construction sector as well as indirectly promote the development of relevant services. Specifically, the Government can increase investment in transport projects, develop routes linking, big city, heavily populated areas and regions; and prioritize salinity intrusion projects in the Mekong Delta to ensure food security.

Medium-term policies

  • Covid-19 shows that an economy heavily reliant on the value chain in other countries will be highly vulnerable once there is disruption in the supply chain. Big countries and multinationals have realized clearly that dependence on China is a big risk, and they are taking steps to relocate most production systems home or to other countries to diversify supply sources and avoid risks. This is a big opportunity for Vietnam.
  • The Government should establish committees to attract investments from big groups worldwide. Previous experiences in FDI attraction should be applied, such as incentives in tax and land rent, commitments to intellectual property protection, support for local human resources training, and promises to use investors’ products, for example, renewable energy (solar and wind power), in local projects. Vietnam may not earn large tax revenue from those groups, but the country can gain many indirect economic benefits from labor, suppliers in the production chain, and related services like logistics, catering, and lodging. An example is Samsung. The group’s investment projects have a tremendous effect on Vietnam’s economy.
  • Tourism should also be taken into account in medium-term policies after Covid-19 is over. The Government should support an alliance between aviation firms and travel companies, hotels, restaurants and resorts to offer low-cost tour packages, like what Thailand offered in 1997, in preparation for local and international tourist attractions after the pandemic.


VIVA is the local expertise for local business compliance procedures, has been trusted by thousands of foreign investors, multinational companies from Europe, Japan, Singapore, India, Korea, USA… for the required business compliance procedures by local laws and regulations since 2006.

Thanks for consistent of practice expertise in Business laws - Employment relations – Tax and accounting – Corporate finance – Corporate services, VIVA has been successfully providing service for thousands of leading companies in such industries: Garment, energy, pharma, advertising, agricultural…

VIVA keeps its signature by offering one-stop business platform with regard to market entry and the mandatory business compliances. We ensure for our client’s good standing, in lawful and optimal manners whenever they are working and doing business in Vietnam.

Thanks to a unique combination of local expertise and global experiences, VIVA BUSINESS CONSULTING is the one-stop solution for the required compliance procedures in Vietnam for foreign investors and experts. We are still here since 2006s because of our thousands of satisfied clients and our employees. Our staying power is a testament to the professional resources, and so much more.


VIVA not only manage business required procedures by laws but firstly places client’s compliance and good standing, in the optimal methods when offering any solution, and integrated with our intensive resources that allow us to prevent most of the risks in advance, create more benefits, advantages and business inspiration for entrepreneurs.

The insights and consistent backgrounds in Business Laws – Accounting and Corporate Finance – Tax Management – Labor Relations and Payroll – Serectarial and consistent with our exclusive standard operation processes, consisting of consultation – implementation – pratice operation help us fully protect client interests as one-stop solution.


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