8 Sept 2016
VIETNAM: Healthcare FDI Approved as Conditional Investment List Continues to Dwindle
A number of healthcare sectors in Vietnam will now be opened up for overseas financing for the first time following a proposal to remove them from the prescribed products and services detailed on the government’s conditional investment list. At present there are still 267 categories of goods and services officially barred from receiving any form of FDI, although the government is committed to continue whittling these down.
The latest changes will see overseas companies free to invest in medical equipment companies, clinical drug trials, cosmetic surgery providers and pathology laboratories. Drug addiction treatment centres, surrogacy clinics and drug ratings companies are also included in this change in legislation.