Vietnam Keyword: Value added tax ("VAT")

January 21, 2013

The normal practice in international transportation is to consider a bill of lading (B/L) as evidence of a contract between the shipper and the transporter. This is not necessarily the case in Vietnam, however. It is a crucial issue, as companies can qualify for a zero VAT rate on the provision of international transportation services […]

December 20, 2012

The issue of VAT refunds, especially in the case of the export of goods or services, is always a notable area of concern for an export enterprise. Subject to certain conditions, a refund request can be processed on a “refund first and review later” or a “review first and refund later” basis. Both ways lead […]

December 20, 2012

Since the last draft Decree issued in 2010 which called for public opinions, the Ministry of Finance (“MOF”) has again issued a new draft and is seeking further opinions after conducting research on the casino business model in the region. The draft is expected to be approved within this year. We note some important highlights […]