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INDIA: Local Businesses Now Cleared to Merge into Overseas Companies

20 April 2017

Indian companies will now be permitted to merge into overseas businesses for the first time, following an amendment to the Companies Act (2013) on 13 April....Read More

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PHILIPPINES: State-owned SEZ Sector Set to Soar on Re-purposed Farm land

19 April 2017

The development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) is to be exempt from a proposed two-year moratorium on the re-purposing of farmland for non-agricultural use....Read More

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LAOS: New Tax Incentives Unveiled for Designated Projects in Undeveloped Regions

18 April 2017

Extended tax incentives are now on offer for FDI projects operating in the less-developed regions of the country. In particular, projects in the agriculture and healthcare sectors will qualify for pro...Read More

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VIETNAM: Hanoi Authorities Issue US$3 Billion FDI Call to Fund Infrastructure Programme

18 April 2017

Hanoi’s municipal government has issued a call for US$3 billion in FDI as it looks to embark on an ambitious programme of large-scale urban infrastructure development, most notably on a scheme to impr...Read More

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LAOS: Greater Transparency Promised for Streamlined SEZ Investment Procedures

12 April 2017

Procedures for investing in the country’s 12 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are set to be streamlined and made more transparent in a bid to both boost the confidence of would-be investors and to reduce...Read More

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MYANMAR: Government Issues List of Approved and Proscribed FDI Sectors

12 April 2017

An official list of business sectors suitable for foreign investment, as well as a list of those sectors where such investment is proscribed, has just been issued by the Myanmar Investment Commission ...Read More

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INDONESIA: Private Sector Financing Sought for National Infrastructure Projects

5 April 2017

The government is looking to stimulate private infrastructure financing through its Government and Business Entity Cooperation (KPBU) initiative ˗ its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme ˗ and its...Read More

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UAE: 5% VAT Set to be Implemented from 1 January 2018, exemptions allowed

31 March 2017

The government is planning to introduce a 5% value added tax (VAT) on goods and services with effect from 1 January 2018. While it is yet to specify the complete list of goods and services to be subje...Read More

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VIETNAM: New Industrial Park in Thai Nguyen Province Gets Official Greenlight

30 March 2017

The government has approved the setting up of infrastructure facilities for the Song Cong 2 Industrial Park (IP) in the city of Song Cong in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, some 80km from Hanoi....Read More

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MYANMAR: SEZ Licences for Overseas Insurance Companies Mark First Step Towards Liberalisation

29 March 2017

Overseas insurance companies can now apply for a licence to conduct business within the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the only such zone operational in the country....Read More

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THAILAND: Unused Land and Second Homes to be Taxed from January 2018

27 March 2017

Vacant and unused land in Thailand is to be taxed on an incremental basis from January 2018. Under the terms of incoming legislation, owners of such land will be required to pay a tax equal to 2% of i...Read More

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BRUNEI: Duty Falls on ‘Essential’ Imports While Rising on Luxury Goods

21 March 2017

A range of amendments to import duty and excise tax rates across a variety of products are to be introduced from 1 April, including the replacement of the 20% import duty payable on automotive spare p...Read More

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PHILIPPINES: 2017-19 Investment Priorities Plan Targets Manufacturing and Regional Development

15 March 2017

A renewed focus on the manufacturing sector and a push towards shifting investments to rural areas are among the key elements of the government’s Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) for 2017-2019....Read More

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THAILAND: Overseas Investors Sought for US$11.6 Billion Aviation Upgrade

14 March 2017

Overseas companies will now be eligible to operate airport management services in Thailand as part of the government’s reform of the country’s aviation sector....Read More

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MYANMAR: Work Begins on Delayed Dawei Special Economic Zone Project

13 March 2017

Work is expected to commence on the delayed Dawei Special Economic Zone (DSEZ) project in south-eastern Myanmar. Initially mooted in 2008, the project has long been beset with financial difficulties....Read More

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BRUNEI: Manufacturing-Focussed FTZ Gets Official Green Light

13 March 2017

In a bid to attract more FDI into the oil-rich Sultanate, Brunei’s government has unveiled plans to develop a Free Trade Zone (FTZ) for the manufacturing sector....Read More

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MYANMAR: New Factory Sites Set to Be Released on Expanded Thilawa SEZ

1 March 2017

New factory sites are to be released within the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) before the end of 2017. Set on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar’s commercial hub, the SEZ has already attracted more...Read More

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BANGLADESH: Overseas Workers Banned From Low-Skill Roles to Curb Outward Remittances

23 Feb 2017

In a move designed to stem the outflow of remittances, companies have been banned from employing low-skilled foreign workers in positions that could be filled by local employees in Bangladesh....Read More

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INDONESIA: End of Five-Year Renewals as Business Licences Are Made Permanent

23 Feb 2017

The validity of both Permanent Business Trading Licences (Surat Izin Usaha Perdagangan - SIUP) and Company Registration Certificates (Tanda Daftar Perusahaan - TDP) is to be extended indefinitely unde...Read More

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THAILAND: Raft of Incentives Introduced for Industrially-innovative FDI Projects

21 Feb 2017

Overseas investments deemed to boost the country’s industrial development are now free from corporate income tax liability for up to 15 Years....Read More

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