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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.

Investment in Vietnam - New laws and regulations

Who are being treated as foreign investors?



Market access conditions applied to foreign investors are the same as those applied to domestic investors, except for the case specified in the List of business lines prohibited or restricted to foreign investors.

Prohibited or not allowed for market
Mentioned in the list of business lines that is prohibited or not allowed for market access
Entry with some
certain conditions and restrictions
Shall satisfy some conditions in accordance with Vietnam’s commitment in International treaties; and/or Vietnam domestic Laws and Regulations
No commitment and No domestic restrictionAllowed to access market same as the domestic investors



Law on Investment 2020Decree 31/2021/ND-CP
Principles and policies on market entry and doing business investment activitiesDetailed procedures and guidance on Investment
Formalities of InvestmentDetailed conditions for investment; prohibited business line; restricted business line.
Conditions to get Investment certificatesDetailed procedures to implement, amend or terminate investment project
Investment promotion and incentivesPrinciples and subjects to enjoy investment incentives and support.


Law on Enterprise 2020Decree 01/2021/ND-CP on Enterprise registration
Principles and policies on company establishment, and management, restructuring, dissolution, default of EnterpriseDetailed dossier, procedures for establishment registration of enterprises, branches, representative office, business location
3 common forms for an FDI company: LLC, JSC, Partnership and relevant dependent unit like branches, representative office, business locationInter agency coordination of implementation: enterprise registration employment declaration social insurance participant code invoice use registration
Rights and Obligations of company’s legal representative owners, corporate governancePromote online services and e payment between the applicant and state agencies
Regulations of restructuring, dissolution, bankruptcyDetailed procedures to apply for restructuring, dissolution, bankruptcy



Labor Code 2019Decree 152/2020/ND-CP on foreign workers
Principles and policies on employment standards; rights, obligations, responsibilities of employer and employee; grassroot at workplace and trade union; other direct relations with regards to the employmentElaboration of regulations on foreign employees
Labor contract; contract termination; labor disciplineQualifications for being deemed as experts; managers; executives or technical workers…
Foreign employees in Vietnam: Condition precedent to work; condition for recruitment; work permits and exemptions.Detailed procedures for employer to apply for getting approval on The demand of using foreign employees
Labor’s grassroots; Trade unionDetailed procedures to apply for work permits
Working hours; rest time; annual and holiday leave; retirement ageThe validity period of work permit; related procedures and conditions for extension, re grant, new issuance



Law on Tax Management 2019Decree 132/2020/ND-CP on the management of Enterprise having affiliate transaction
Principles and policies on administering different type of taxes, other receivables of state budgetPrinciples, methods, procedures to identify the factor composing the price in affiliate transaction
Applications to use electronic invoices, electronic vouchers…Identify parties having affiliate relations
Rights and obligations of taxpayersRights and obligations of taxpayers in affiliate transaction
Tax registration, declaration, payment, impositionPrinciples of analysis and comparison
Procedures of declaration
Information exchange mechanism



Commercial Law 2005Law on Foreign Trade 2017Law on Competition 2018
All Commercial activities conducted in VietnamPrinciples and policies on foreign trade management, development of foreign trade activities; dispute resolutions…Principles and policies on anti competitive practices, economic concentration that causes or may cause anti competitive effects on the market of Vietnam; unfair competition practices.
Type of trader; rights and obligations of trader in some kinds of commercial activitiesExport Import; transit, temporary import and re export; temporary export and re import management activities and related techniques of inspection on goodsPrinciples of identifying the Related market, Market shares; market dominant
Some kind of commercial business, such as: sales of goods, export import, mercantile exchange, business promotion, franchising, commercial intermediary activities, logistics…The implementation of International treatiesThe prohibition of some anti competitive agreements; unfair competition
Provisions of Commercial contracts and mechanism of dispute resolutionSafeguard and trade remedies; anti dumping; measures; countervailing dutiesThe forms of economic concentration under M&A practices, joint ventures; and the procedures of reporting economic concentration
Procedures of dispute resolution at Government levelCompetition legal proceedings; and State management



Law on Intellectual Properties 2005Amended Law on Intellectual properties 2009
Principles and regulations on the copyright and its related rights, the rights on industrial properties, the rights on plant seeds and the protection for those rights.Some minor changes on the copyright; rights of industrial properties; plan seeds ownership;
Conditions and procedures to apply for the Protection of Intellectual properties rightsThe implementation on the principles of First to file
Civil proceedings on IP protectionThe punishment and penalties towards some infringement of
IP rights.
The implementation of some commitments in IP international treaties (TRIPS; UOPV)



Law on Immigration 2014Amended Law on Immigration 2020
Types, validity and conditions of application for VISA, Temporary Residence Card, Permanent Residence CardChanging the type of VISA without leaving Vietnam in some circumstances
The procedures to apply for VISA, TRC, PRCResidence terms for tourists
The procedure to enter, reside, exit, or transit in VietnamThe application of E VISA
Inter agency coordination to resolve the applicationVISA exemption for coastal economic zones



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.


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.


“If you ask any successful businessperson, they will always have had a great mentor at some point along the road.”


Read more:

  1. Investment in Vietnam: Market entry procedures
  2. Investment in Vietnam: Restructuring – Acquiring and Selling a company
  3. Investment in Vietnam: New Laws and Regulations
  4. Investment in Vietnam: Managing the required compliances for a company
  5. Investment in Vietnam: Managing the required compliances for an foreign employee

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