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You will find here our latest news in concern with: Vietnam economic news, Vietnam tax updates and law changes together with news about Mazars Vietnam and Mazars Group.

Mazars Vietnam is proud of being one of the best places to work in Asia.

HR Asia Best company to work for 2020-1
On 1 July 2020, at the HR Asia Awards 2020 ceremony, Mazars Vietnam was honored to receive such an important award as "The Best Company to Work for in Asia 2020" organised by HR Asia Magazine.

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Featured article - Vietnam Investment Review Journal: Tax scandals put Starbucks under the magnifying glass

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On June 22nd 2020, Mr. Jack Nguyen, Partner at Mazars in Vietnam, offered his views about transfer pricing practice by foreign companies operating in Vietnam and suggestions on what the Vietnamese authorities can do to limit transfer pricing transgression. The article looked at Starbucks' transfer pricing practice as an example, which taken as a whole is not necessarily a bad thing.

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Webinar Recap - Signs of post Covid-19 recovery: Mobility - Consumerism - Travel - Real-estate

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On June 12th, 2020, Mazars Vietnam, Savills Vietnam, Auscham Vietnam and Cancham Vietnam hosted a virtual panel discussion on the topic "Signs of post Covid-19 recovery: Mobility - Consumerism - Travel - Real-estate" attracting nearly 400 registrations.

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Covid-19 And The World of Private Equity

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We have surveyed private equity firms and investors to understand the challenges, level of optimism and response strategies as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

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Featured article - Vietnam Investment Review: Utilisation of EVFTA requires strict clarity

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On May 25th 2020, Mr. Jean-Marc Deschamps, Managing Partner at Mazars Vietnam, was featured in an article "Utilisation of EVFTA requires strict clarity" on Vietnam Investment Review to offer his opinion on the impact of EVFTA to the movement trend of foreign direct and indirect investment flow into Vietnam and the opportunities which EVFTA brings to the business in the coming time.

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Webinar Recap - How HR Leaders Navigate Recruitment and Employment during and post Covid-19

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On May 20th 2020, Mazars Vietnam, Navigos Search and The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam organized a successful webinar "How HR Leaders Navigate Recruitment and Employment during and post Covid-19" attracting nearly 200 registrations.

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HOW BANKS ARE RESPONDING TO THE FINANCIAL RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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Sustainable finance is expected to be a crucial factor in the post Covid-19 economic recovery period and regulators are encouraging banks to actively embed climate-related risks in their business operations and risk management frameworks. Against this backdrop, Mazars has analysed how 30 of the largest banks worldwide have been responding to climate-related financial risks.

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Webinar Recap - How finance executives are navigating the financial impact of Covid-19 on businesses in Vietnam

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On April 21st 2020, Mazars Vietnam, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam and CPA Australia organized a successful webinar "How finance executives are navigating the financial impact of Covid-19 on businesses in Vietnam" attracting nearly 300 registrants.

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Mazars Vietnam Notice on Covid-19 Pandemic

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The Covid-19 pandemic is causing uncertainty and disruption around the world. Mazars Group priorities are to protect people and ensure business continuity and service for our clients, working as one partnership, supporting each other across the globe.

Since the beginning of the crisis, we, Mazars in Vietnam, have been closely monitoring the situation and taking action to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. We remain by our clients’ sides, helping them navigate these unprecedented times.

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Latest Vietnam Tax and Legal Updates

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Customs Alert - June 2020

On 09th June 2020, General Department of Customs issued Official Letter No. 3778/TCHQ-GSQL (“OL”), providing new guidelines on the verification procedure of EPEs’ capability to satisfy Customs Inspection & Supervision Conditions

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Mazars in Vietnam Newsletter - Issue June 2020

We would like to bring you tax and legal updates for June 2020 with the following highlights influencing the corporate operations and payroll activities:

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Tax Alert - June 2020

On 02 June 2020, the Standing Committee of the National Assembly issued the Resolution No. 954/2020/UBTVQH14 on the new family circumstance deductions Personal Income Tax (“PIT”) purpose.

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New guidance on Certificate of Origin submission

On 27th May 2020, the Ministry of Finance released new Circular no. 47/2020/TT-BTC (“The Circular”) which provides new guidance on the timeline for submission of Certificate of Origin (“C/O”) as well as the manner of C/O submission during the outbreak of Corona virus (COVID-19). The Circular takes effect from 23rd January 2020, and is applied to all customs declaration registered from then until further notice.

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Mazars in Vietnam Newsletter - Issue May 2020

We would like to bring you tax and legal updates for May 2020 with the following highlights influencing the corporate operations and payroll activities:

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Mazars Vietnam Newsletter - Issue April 2020

We would like to bring you tax and legal updates for April 2020 with the following highlights influencing the corporate operations:

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Covid-19 - Business Impact & Vietnam's solutions

Due to swift and complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnamese Government has imposed numerous drastic measures and restrictions on personal movement to limit interpersonal contact and minimize the spread of the virus.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Entry and Work permits

Due to swift and complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnamese Government has imposed numerous drastic measures and restrictions on personal movement to limit interpersonal contact and minimize the spread of the virus.

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Alert - Extension of deadline for tax payment

On 08th April 2020, the Government had released Decree 41/2020/ND-CP on extending the deadline of tax and land rental fee payment for the enterprises, individuals and business households (“Tax payers”) that are affected by COVID-19.

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Alert - Administrative violations in Labor field

On 1st March 2020, the Government of Vietnam had promulgated Decree No. 28/2020/ND-CP ("Decree 28") replacing Decree No. 95/2013/ND-CP dated 22nd August 2013 and Decree No. 88/2015/ND-CP dated 7th October 2015 on penalties for administrative violations in the field of labor, social insurance and oversea manpower supply by contract.

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Tax Alert - New regulations in Labour Code 2019

On 20th November 2019, the National Assembly of Vietnam has adopted the Labor Code 2019 which shall come into force as from 1st January 2021 and replace the current Labor Code 2012. Below is summary of the most notable points of this new Labor Code.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Entry and Work permits

Due to swift and complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Vietnamese Government has imposed numerous drastic measures and restrictions on personal movement to limit interpersonal contact and minimize the spread of the virus.

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Mazars Vietnam Newsletter - Issue March 2020

We would like to bring you tax and legal updates for March 2020 with the following highlights influencing the corporate operations:

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Alert - Impact of COVID-19 on Labour Relation

As businesses continue to navigate and adapt to the Covid-19 epidemic, many are asking how best to manage their labour force as businesses are inevitably slowing for most. Mazars Vietnam has compiled a list of frequently asked questions relating to labor issues below:

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Mazars Vietnam Newsletter - Issue February 2020

We would like to bring you tax and legal updates in February 2020 with the following highlights influencing the corporate operations:

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Alert - Impact of COVID-19 on Labour Relation

As businesses continue to navigate and adapt to the Covid-19 epidemic, many are asking how best to manage their labour force as businesses are inevitably slowing for most. Mazars Vietnam has compiled a list of frequently asked questions relating to labor issues below:

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Mazars Vietnam Newsletter - Issue February 2020

We would like to bring you tax and legal updates in February 2020 with the following highlights influencing the corporate operations:

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Mazars Vietnam Newsletter - Issue December 2019

We would like to bring you tax and legal updates in December 2019 with the following highlights influencing the corporate operations:

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Tax Labour Calendar 2020

For the upcoming 2020, we are delighted to offer this “Compliance Calendar 2020” in English and Vietnamese with the hope to help enterprises not missing any important deadlines. The issues include periodic requirements of tax and labour compliance as stipulated in the latest legal documents. Any non-compliance will possibly subject to administrative penalties under prescribed laws and regulations. Please kindly find the bilingual calendar in the Downloads section below and let us know if you have any questions about the deadlines or would like assistance in meeting them.

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Tax Alert - New regulations in Labour Code 2019

On 20th November 2019, the National Assembly of Vietnam has adopted the Labor Code 2019 which shall come into force as from 1st January 2021 and replace the current Labor Code 2012. Below is summary of the most notable points of this new Labor Code.

Latest Publications

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Beyond the GAAP - No.144 - May 2020

There is no doubt that the preparation of the 2020 interim accounts will be particularly difficult this year. Properly reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in the financial statements is certain to be the main subject of concern. Once again, this month’s COVID-19 supplement summarises the current issues to be taken into account, in particular the ESMA press release for listed entities.

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Beyond the GAAP - No.143 - April 2020

As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to disrupt business, with significant impacts expected on 2020 financial statements, various stakeholders (most especially standard-setters) are working hard to respond to this unprecedented crisis (cf. issue no. 2 of our COVID-19 supplement).

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Beyond the GAAP - No.142 - March 2020

Our last editorial touched, without wanting to believe it, on the wide repercussions we could expect from the coronavirus outbreak.

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Beyond the GAAP - No.141 - February 2020

Following the announcement of the first results for 2019 in February, companies that have not yet closed their accounts need to consider the potential implications of the current coronavirus epidemic for the disclosures required in the notes on events after the reporting period in accordance with IAS 10, as some market regulators have just recalled.

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CEE View: Inbound M&A report 2019/2020

The M&A market in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) had a robust 2019 year, displaying resilience in the face of global economic headwinds, according to new research from Mazars in association with Mergermarket. The report, Investing in CEE: Inbound M&A Report 2019/2020, offers an overview of inbound M&A activity in the CEE region throughout 2019 and looks ahead to the opportunities and challenges in the coming months.

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PIT Compliance Service Brochure

Mazars would help you with our professional payroll outsourcing services, by managing your human resources with the dedication of experienced teams. We know how key your people are to the success of your organization and how complicate it can be to follow-up and ensure the right decisions are made in a highly changing environment.

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Beyond the GAAP - No.140 - January 2020

The year 2019 drew to a close with the publication of an exposure draft proposing significant changes to the presentation of IFRS financial statements, particularly the statement of comprehensive income. Consultations will continue in the new year, with many projects listed in the IASB’s work plan.

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Striking the balance: 2018-2019 Annual Report

Looking to 2020, we see a bright future and many exciting prospects, but we know our stakeholders operate in testing times. That is why finding and maintaining the right balance resonates more than ever. With our 2019 Yearbook, we take the opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to accompanying our clients’ development, helping them navigate the complex environments in which they operate and grow in a sustainable way.

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Beyond the GAAP - No.138 - November 2019

As 2019 draws to a close, we present our usual overview of applicable standards and interpretations, with IFRS 16 – Leases obviously being the key new standard for this year.

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Beyond the GAAP - No.137 - October 2019

As the end of the year approaches, we’ve reached the time when European enforcers publish their recommendations for year-end financial reporting.

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Mazars’ Newsletter On Accounting Standards

September saw the publication of two long-awaited decisions by the IFRS Interpretations Committee. This, therefore, seemed the ideal time to present our study of information on the impacts of initial application of IFRIC 23.

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Beyond the GAAP - No.139 - December 2019

As the 2019 financial statements are finalised, the first-time application of IFRS 16 will have kept stakeholders on their toes right up to the last minute. This is because the IFRS Interpretations Committee did not officially clarify until 16 December how the term of certain leases should be determined.

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Doing Business guide in Vietnam 2019 - 2020

“Doing business in Vietnam 2019 - 2020” published by Mazars Vietnam is a part of our continuous attempt to create shared values along the journey of 25 years.

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Reinsurers’ Financial Communication (Part 1)

As the role of reinsurance is continuously expanding, Mazars has analysed the latest financial disclosures of the top 10 reinsurers worldwide providing a comparative view for a better understanding of their risk profile and strategy.

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Beyond the GAAP No.135 - Jul & Aug 2019

Following the summer break, IAS 12 – Income Taxes and IFRS 17 – Insurance Contracts are in the spotlight, with consultations on both from the IASB as well as a detailed Public Statement from ESMA, the European enforcer, on the former.

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Beyond the GAAP No.134 - June 2019

The half-yearly financial statements stand between you and your well-earned summer break, so it may be worth taking a look at the IFRS IC’s agenda decisions on IFRS 15, IFRS 16 and cryptocurrencies. After that, you could take our crossword away with you - a light-hearted edition that brings the series to a close.

CEE View: Inbound M&A report 2018/2019 - Download

Mazars is pleased to present the CEE View: Inbound M&A report 2018/2019, in collaboration with Mergermarket. This new report offers an overview of the mergers and acquisitions activity in 2018 within and into the Central & Eastern European (CEE) region, and looks ahead to the challenges and opportunities for the next couple of months.

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CEE View: Inbound M&A report 2018/2019

Mazars is pleased to present the CEE View: Inbound M&A report 2018/2019, in collaboration with Mergermarket. This new report offers an overview of the mergers and acquisitions activity in 2018 within and into the Central & Eastern European (CEE) region, and looks ahead to the challenges and opportunities for the next couple of months.

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Mazars Vietnam Brochure 2019

The new brochure of Mazars in Vietnam has been released. This brochure presents our capabilities in Vietnam.

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Creating Shared Value(s) 2017-2018 Annual Report

With our 2018 Yearbook, part of our 2017-2018 Group Annual Report, we take a step back and reflect on our international development and growth.