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Hiển thị các bài đăng có nhãn Business. Hiển thị tất cả bài đăng
Hiển thị các bài đăng có nhãn Business. Hiển thị tất cả bài đăng

9.25.2016

License to Organize International Conference for Business

The organizing of international conference or conference without international element must be approved by the competent state authority in accordance with law. The reason is that the conferences have to be managed by the authorities competent in terms of the contents of the conference, ensuring that no policies and laws are violated.

In this article the author would like to introduce the order and procedures for organizing international conference in Vietnam under the provisions of the current law of Vietnam.

International conference is a meeting activity with foreign element that is held in the form of a direct meeting on the territory of Vietnam, or held in the online form with at least one bridgehead is within the territorial of Vietnam. It includes:
– Conferences organized by Vietnam agencies and organizations with the foreign participation or sponsorship;
– Conferences organized by foreign agencies and organizations.
Under the provisions of the law of Vietnam, the competent authority that permit the organization of international conference is Prime Minister for the high-level international conference with participants are heads, officials, ministers or equivalent positions of countries, territories and international organizations; international conference with contents related to politics, security, defense, ethnic, religion, human right, border or within the range of state secrets. The heads of the central and local authorities have right to decide on the organization of international conferences that are not under the above cases and in accordance with the powers and responsibilities of their management.
In order to get the license to organize international conference, organizations have to follow the following procedures:
– Get written opinion of the management authority. The management authority has the responsibility to respond in writing within a period not exceeding 15 days from the date of receipt of the request.
– Have the report together with organizational scheme and submit to the heads of the competent authority for approval. The time limit for submission is at least 20 days before the expected organizing day. The scheme must specify:
+ The reason, name of organization, purpose of the conference;
+ Time and venue for conference organization; attractions, surveys (if any);
+ Form and technology of the conference organization (in the case of organizing online conference);
+ Contents, work programs and activities on the sidelines of conference;
+ Participants in the organization of conference: the Vietnam authorities, the foreign agencies, funding agencies (if any);
+ Participants: number and structure of participants, including Vietnam and foreign delegates;
+ Funds;
+ Written opinion of the concerned agencies and localities (if any).
– Conducting conference in accordance with programs and schemes that have been approved by the competent authorities; complying with the current regulations on spending and the financial settlement.
– Send a report summarizing the results of conference for heads of the competent authority that has approved the conference organization within 15 days after the end of the conference.
Finally, it is clear that Vietnam law has fairly tight regulations on the procedure to organize international conference, aimed at eliminating the spreading of unhealthy information, opposing the policy of the state, creating healthy media and culture environment.
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8.29.2016

BUSINESS LINES THAT NEED SUBLICENSE

In the process of establishing, businesses need to conduct the declaration of registered business lines as prescribed by law. For ordinary professions, businesses only need to encode the professions according to the encoding system in accordance with the law.


However, for some conditional business lines, in addition to the declaration in accordance with regulations, enterprises have to fully satisfy the prescribed conditions such as legal capital or business licenses (sublicense).
Moreover, enterprises need to pay attention to some lines of business that require sublicense during the business registration process, which includes:
No
Business line
Name of sublicense
Licensing authority
01
Travel service business
International travel business license
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
Domestic travel business license
Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism
02
Hotel business
Decision recognizing the star rating for tourism accommodation facilities
Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism
03
Printing service
Printing operation license
Department of Information and Communication – Department of Publication, Printing and Publishing
04
Real estate business: lease for foreigner
Certificate of fire safety
Chamber/Department of Fire Protection, Province/City Police
Certificate of social security
District Police
05
Security service business
Certificate of social security
City Police (PC 13)
06
Real estate trading floor
Real estate trading floor operating announcement
Department of Construction
07
Bottled drinking water production
Certificate of food safety
Department of Health or District Department of Health
Certificate of product standard announcement
08
Food production
Certificate of food safety
Department of Health
Certificate of product standard
09
Restaurant, eateries and coffee shop business
Certificate of food safety
Department of Health
Restaurant business
Fire safety inspection record
District Police
10
Informatics/Language Center
Informatics/Language Center Operating License
Department of Education
11
Veterinary medicament business
Certificates of satisfaction of business condition
City Veterinary Department
12
Veterinary medicament production
Veterinary medicament production license
Department of Veterinary
13
Preschool
Preschool Establishment License
Department of Education

8.24.2016

BUSINESS CONDITIONS FOR CONDOMINIUM MANAGEMENT TRAINING SERVICE

On July 1st 2016, the Government issued Decree No. 79/2016/ND-CP guiding the business of training service, improving the professional knowledge, management profession and operation of condominium.

Accordingly, organizations and individuals providing the above services must fully satisfy the 05 following conditions:
– First, the organization was established and operating in Vietnam; has the function of vocational training or college, university or postgraduate education as prescribed.
– Second, has facility and classroom to ensure sufficient seat for students and location for student to practice on professional knowledge and practice.
– Third, has syllabus or teaching materials consistent with training framework program that promulgated by the Ministry of Construction.
– Fourth, has a minimum of 40% of the teachers on the payroll or a contract of indefinite term (has social insurance contribution) in accordance with the training framework program under the guidance of the Ministry of Construction.
– Fifth, being recognized by the Ministry of Construction or the agency authorized by the Ministry of Construction as qualifying for business of condominium management training service.
In addition, this Decree also provides for conditions for business of real estate brokerage practice training service as follows:
– First, the organization was established and operating in Vietnam; has the function of vocational training or college, university or postgraduate education as prescribed.
– Second, has facility and classroom to ensure sufficient seat for students and location for student to practice on knowledge of real estate brokerage and administration of real estate trading floor.
– Third, has syllabus or teaching materials consistent with training framework program that promulgated by the Ministry of Construction.
– Fourth, has a minimum of 30% of the teachers on the payroll or a contract of indefinite term (has social insurance contribution) in accordance with the training framework program under the guidance of the Ministry of Construction.
Decree No. 79/2016/ND-CP officially takes effect upon signing.

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8.02.2016

DEBT RECOVERY SERVICE IN VIETNAM


Debt recovery is always a big problem for businesses and individuals. In order to promote the production process, the process of debt recovery is always one of the concerns with the business leaders.
One of the the appropriate method is the intervention of law. ANT Lawyers Co., Ltd is a leading legal consultancy in Vietnam, with a team of experienced lawyers and legal experts that have participated and solved many debt recovery cases for businesses and individuals.
We will:
– Study the case to find the legal basis and debt data that should be handled;
– Assess the payment capability of the debtor to creditor;
– Represent the client to exposure debtor to negotiate, persuade and require debt repayment;
– Advice and instruct customer the most beneficial solutions in accordance with the law;
– Implement civil proceedings, economic proceedings or criminal proceedings against law enforcement agencies, depending on the type of entity and the nature of the transactions arising overdue debts;
In case of debt recovery through litigationwe will help customer:
– Draft petition and other papers relating to the recovery of debt;
– Represent client (individuals and organizations) to submit the petition to the Court and the competent authorities to recover the debt as stipulated by law;
– Appoint attorney to participate in protecting the legitimate rights and interests of clients (individuals and organizations) at the Court at all levels;
– Represent client (individuals and organizations) to participate in judgment enforcement
If you need help in addressing debt recovery and litigation issues, please either email us at ant@antlawyers.vn or call to our office at: +84 8 35202779.
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3.23.2016

WHICH AUTHORITY APPROVES BUSINESS SETTING UP IN VIETNAM?

Investment projects in Vietnam could be evaluated and approved for business setting-up at top level of the government, at ministerial levels or at the provincial levels.

The licensing authorities for business setting up in Vietnam has been divided to distribute workloads at different state agencies with aim to speed up the process and attract more quality investment projects in Vietnam.
In practice, the process for establishing companies or executing investment projects in Vietnam would take from one month for simple project, three to six month for areas categorized under conditional investment areas, requiring sub-licenses, or additional time for more complicated projects.  At the provincial levels, there might be inconsistency between cities and provinces due to different interpretation of laws.  For investment project with difficulty to manage, the provincial levels would need to consult with technical department of central government agencies, as such the time taken to process the investment certificate would be lengthen.
Understanding the mechanism and the work division of Vietnam authorities that evaluate and approve business licensing at different government agencies would help foreign investors to smoothen the process and improve their experience in Vietnam.
It is notable that, the government level will be focusing on significant projects, in special area at large investment capital with impact on social economic situations.  Most of the investment licensing procedures will be carried out at the provincial levels where the investment projects exist.
The following will point out directions for foreigners to approach respective agencies based on the particular area of interests, scale, and nature of the investment.  However, to avoid delay and increase effectiveness, it is advisable that the foreign clients would consult with Vietnam law firms to help advise and represent them in preparing and executing the investment in Vietnam.
I. Projects evaluated and granted investment licensing at government level
Depending on the business nature, industry sector, investment scale, and investment policy, the Vietnam Prime Minister, on behalf of the government will evaluate and approve investment licensing for setting up business.
1. The investment project in Vietnam the government will evaluate and approve regardless of funding, the scale of investment are in the following areas:
a) Development and commercialization of airports and air transport;
b) Development and commercialization of national port;
c) Exploration, mining and processing of oil and gas; exploration and exploitation of minerals;
d) Radio, television;
e) Casino;
f) Production of cigarettes;
g) Establishment of university level educational institute;
h) Establishment of industrial zones, export processing zones, high-tech zones and economic zones.
2. Although investment projects which do not fall under the cases listed above, but the government of Vietnam also evaluates and approves investment project with investment capital of VND 1,500 billion (around USD 75 mil) upwards regardless of funding and in the following areas:
a) Sales of electricity, mineral processing, metallurgical;
b) Construction of railway infrastructure, roads, inland waterways;
c) Production, sales of wine and beer.
3. Further, the government of Vietnam also evaluates and approve investment projects with foreign investment in the following areas:
a) Maritime transport;
b) Establishment of networks and provision of postal services, courier, telecommunication and internet; network setup and signal transmission;
c) Printing and distribution of newspapers; publication;
d) Establishment of independent scientific research.
4. Where the investment projects specified in the above cases are in the plan which the Prime Minister has approved or authorized other agencies to approve, and that the investment projects meet the conditions prescribed by law and treaties to which Vietnam Nam is a member, the agency granted investment certificates perform the procedure for issuance of investment certificates is not required to submit to the Prime Minister to decide on the investment policy.
5. Where the investment projects specified in the above case is not in the plan which has been approved by the Vietnam Prime Minister or authorized other agency to approve, and that the projects do not meet the conditions for market access provisions in international treaties which Vietnam is a member, the agency granted investment certificates shall consult with other of relevant industries and submit to the Prime Minister for investment policy decision.
II. Projects evaluated and granted investment licensing at ministerial level
1. The Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment shall evaluate and approve licensing for investment projects in the form of BOT, BTO, BT.
2. Other ministries will be evaluating and granting license for investment in some sectors.
a.Vietnam Ministry of Commerce and Industry shall evaluate and approve licensing for investment project in oil and gas sector;
b. Vietnam State Bank shall grant licensing for financial institutions;
c. Vietnam Ministry of Finance shall be responsible for issuing license for investment project of insurance business.
III. Projects evaluated and granted investment licensing at provincial levels
1. Department of Planning and Investment shall be the single point of contact that receive the application and evaluate the investment plan of the foreign investors wishing to establish business in Vietnam for projects
a. Outside of Industrial Zone, Industrial Processing Zone;
b. Infrastructure development project for Industrial Zone, Industrial Processing Zone which management board of industrial zone and industrial processing zone are not yet established.
2. The management board of Industrial Zone, and Industrial Processing Zone:
a. For investment projects within the Industrial Zone, and Industrial Processing Zone which are not under the authority of the Prime Minister;
b. Infrastructure development project to for industrial zone and industrial processing zone.

12.16.2015

WHY INVESTORS SHOULD SET-UP BUSINESS IN PHU QUOC

The improvement in infrastructure system along with the preferential policies have stimulated investors to come to Phu Quoc to set-up company and do business.

Phu Quoc, an island in Kien Giang of Vietnam is in the top of three islands having tourism potential in Southeast Asia comparable to Phuket in Thailand and Bali in Indonesia.  Phu Quoc has become a magnet for attracting huge investment flows from foreign investors in the area of real estate, entertainment, casinos, restaurant or food and beverage service business.
Phu Quoc has temperate weather throughout the year. There are also fresh and friendly forest – sea ecology and the modern transport system on the island with international airport and international hospital. Moreover, many infrastructure projects and international schools are under construction, which are necessary and favorable conditions to invite and attract investors to the Pearl Island for doing business.
Capital inflows to Phu Quoc have really exploded after the “knots” in investment were removed. The new airport went into operation that can welcome larger aircraft and serve more flights, in which there are more international direct flights from China, Singapore, Russia and Cambodia. The 51km long radial route on the island has been basically completed; the road around the island and the branch roads are also being deployed. The power grid was pulled from the mainland to the island, replacing the very high cost gasoline power in the past.
The real estate and tourism consultants all agree that Phu Quoc fully convergent elements of an attractive beach for tourist with year-round sunshine, many beautiful beaches such as Long Beach, Truong Beach, Khem Beach and immense virgin forest. Moreover, Phu Quoc has a strategic location with just 1-2 hours flight to the key tourism markets in Southeast Asia.
Both investment and tourism in Phu Quoc have entered the acceleration phase. By the end of July 2015, Phu Quoc has attracted nearly 200 investment projects, including 136 projects that are being implemented in the area of over 5,100 ha with total registered capitals of 6.5 billion USD. Just one part of those projects become reality then it will make Phu Quoc to become a leading tourist destination in Vietnam, ahead of Da Nang and Nha Trang, competing with the top destinations in the area as Phuket and Bali.
Some of the largest Vietnam corporations such as Vingroup, Sun Group, CEO Group, BIM Group are implementing the huge projects that could alter the appearance of the island. In which the giant in real estate sector – Vingroup has invested projects as: Vinpearl Resort on an area of 300 ha in Long Beach, the combining of golf course and safari zoo on an area of more than 2,000 ha, and the 80 ha commercial complex.
The improvement in infrastructure system along with the preferential business and legal environments i.e. favourable land rental rates, corporate income tax, exemption of visa for foreign tourists make Phu Quoc island of Kien Giang, Vietnam a new attractive place for investment.
ANT Lawyers, a law firm in Vietnam could offer service to set-up company in Phu Quoc through its affiliate office.  We assist clients needing legal service in obtaining investment certificate, business registration, or other  licensing procedures in Phu Quoc, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam.
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