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Thứ Hai, 16 tháng 10, 2017

Due Diligence in Choosing Business Partner

Joint ventures and association in business will bring many opportunities for the development and success, especially expanding and making entry into new Vietnam as new marketthrough cross border transaction, setting up companyacquiring shares in new company.

However, it is not easy to choose partners to help maximize the value for business, especially in this difficult time. That is the reason why we should conduct the due diligence research in Vietnam before making any decision.
According to experts, there are enterprises that growing very fast because they choose the right partners involving in the value chain, but also there are well-known enterprises in the market that have to face with a lot of difficulties due to choosing wrong partners. Therefore, how to choose the right business partners, financial partners and strategic shareholders to help enterprises overcome difficulties, develop faster and more sustainable are always issues that concerned by many business leaders.
In challenging conditions as at present, the economic situation in Vietnam and the world places great influence on the partner selection of companies. Currently, the debt crisis in some European countries caused the demand for import from these countries dropped sharply. Therefore, Vietnam enterprises must seek new markets. In this situation, companies should restructure their operations, choosing to produce products that are suitable with the new markets.
There are two key partners that companies need to keep in mind, they are financial partner and business partner. Depending on the objectives of the companies that they will choose the right partner. Normally, with the stable economic condition, companies often choose strategic partner.
However, in difficult situation such as the present, the choice of partners is made for short term so that the company could be able to change and adapt according to the general environmental condition. Many experts believe that, in difficult times, good cooperation will help enterprises to stand firm and “over storm” successfully.
Hence, conducting the due diligence research helps us to have a clearer vision of partners before deciding to cooperate with them in business, especially partners in foreign countries where you still feel strange. Whether choosing business partner or financial partner, companies should be cautious. They should learn from the Japanese companies. Before deciding to cooperate with a partner, Japanese companies often study the partners very thoroughly. Therefore, the cooperation project of Japanese companies often succeeds up to 85%.
ANT Consulting is here to assist you from the outset; providing corporate intelligence, risk advisory, management consulting services that assist market entrance, and ensure efficient business start-up operation.  Our services are as following:
We strive to save your cost by guiding you towards economical solutions that comply with local legislation and procedures. We support you through early logistic solutions and carry you through as your business grows.  We aim to bridge the gap between international best practices and local cultures and assist foreign companies and organizations entering Vietnam market to overcome commercial and regulatory issues.
We could be reached at email: ant@antconsult.vn or tel: +848 3520 2779 .  To learn more about us, please visit www.antconsult.vn

Vietnam and European Union Will Eliminate over 99% Import Tariffs on Each Other

At a press conference on October 30th in Vietnam informed of important agreements between Vietnam and European Union (EU), Mr. Bruno Angelet – Ambassador, Head of Delegation of the European Union (EU) said that early August 2015, the EU and Vietnam has announced the conclusion of negotiations but the negotiation group continues to resolve the remaining technical issues, while improving documents.
Once completed, the Agreement must be approved by the National Assembly of Vietnam, the Council and the European Parliament. Accordingly, Vietnam and the EU will eliminate over 99% of import tariffs.
For the few remaining tariffs, both parties will grant each other tariff quota or tariff reduction. This can be seen as the highest level of commitment that Vietnam has achieved in the FTA has been signed so far.
In the investment sector, the commitments to ensure an open business and investment environment to help promote high quality investment flows of both the EU and other partners in Vietnam. Thus, Vietnam has the opportunity to become the connection for trade and investment activities between EU and other countries in the region.
In addition, the commitments related to investment, liberalization of trade, service, Government procurement and intellectual property protection… will also open up opportunities for both sides to approach each other’s markets and ensure balance overall benefit.
EU can become the best partner in the future of Vietnam because Vietnam is also becoming one of the most dynamic countries and have good relationship with EU in the region. EU can support Vietnam in many fields such as governance models and provide excellent services in the field of infrastructure, training and education, the judiciary and law, health, social insurance and sustainable energy.
ANT Consulting is here to assist you from the outset; providing intelligence, information, management or support and administrative services that assist market entrance, and ensure efficient business start-up operation.  Our services are as following:
We strive to save your cost by guiding you towards economical solutions that comply with local legislation and procedures. We support you through early logistic solutions and carry you through as your business grows.  We aim to bridge the gap between international best practices and local cultures and assist foreign companies and organizations entering Vietnam market to overcome commercial and regulatory issues.
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Chủ Nhật, 8 tháng 10, 2017

Tetra Pak Construct 110 Million USD Packaging Factory in Binh Duong

Japan-Vietnam economic cooperation will form a new value chain

Tetra Pak (Sweden) has started construction of a 110 million USD packaging factory on an area of 10,000 m2 and a total capacity of 20 billion packages per year at Vietnam – Singapore Industrial Park II – A (Binh Duong). This information has been announced since the end of 2016. The factory is expected to come into operation by the beginning of 2019.
According to the Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment, this is the factory with largest scale among 54 projects that Sweden investors have invested in Vietnam.
Moreover, he affirmed that the factory could become the leading bird, leading many Swedish businesses to come and set up business in Vietnam.
Sweden was the first country in the Western region that establish diplomatic relations with Vietnam. There will be many Swedish multinational corporations want to invest in Vietnam. Therefore, Vietnam in general and Binh Duong in particular need to prepare better investment environment to catch the wave of FDI, especially from Sweden.
According to representative of Tetra Pak, this is the company’s most green packaging factory in their system, as well as the 4th largest packaging factory in East Asia and Oceania in terms of scale.
The two popular types of packaging will be produced at the factory including Tetra Brik Aseptic and Tetra Fino Aseptic.
According to Tetra Pak, dairy and beverage products in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand markets are expected to grow at a rate of 5.6 percent annually from now until 2019.
In Vietnam, milk production is still the largest sector in the country, which is expected to double consumption per capita to 28 liters per year by 2020. While the market for fresh fruit juice is expected to grow 17.5% in the next year. This is the basis for packaging factories – including Tetra Pak’s factory to expect fast growth in the near future.

Thứ Sáu, 22 tháng 9, 2017

JLL: Vietnam Tourism and Hotel Industry Is Growing


Vietnam tourism industry has achieved steady growth in recent years. Furthermore, Vietnam has become an attractive tourist destination for foreign visitors.
According to a report of JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle), Vietnam resort real estate has become one of the most mentioned markets in Asia Pacific and in the future, the potential for development is still very wide open.
In 2015, Vietnam has seen a strong increase in the number of foreign tourists when it exceeds the goal of 10 million international visitors by 2020. According to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, in 2017 Vietnam is expected to increase by 15% the number of international tourist arrivals to 11.5 million and tourism industry ‘s revenue will reach 20 billion USD.
In order to facilitate growth, the Government of Vietnam has recently exempted visas for travelers from many countries. As a result, the number of international tourists has increased steadily. The target for international visitors travelling to Vietnam in 2020 has been revised up to 20 million tourists with 30 billion USD in revenue and generated 3.5 million jobs in the tourism sector, increased sharply compared with the initial target of 10 million visitors.
According to JLL, the impressive growth in the number of tourists travelling to Vietnam will promote important strategies and increase investment in tourism product development to take advantage of existing strengths in the domestic tourism industry, as well as the development of new areas. As infrastructure investment continues to grow and private funds participating in the transportation and hotel sectors, Vietnam may open new destinations beyond its usual destinations such as Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang/Hoi An.
Along with the “boom” in the number of tourists travelling to Vietnam, tourism products are also increasingly diversified, the resort real estate products associated with golf course are opened, the Government also loosen the regulates on the activities of prize-winning entertainment complex. In addition, the type of ecotourism, culinary tourism, spiritual tourism is also expanded more diverse.
According to JLL, the strong growth of the tourism industry and the number of visitors are shown most clearly in the resort real estate supply, especially condotel. Accordingly, in the period 2017 – 2018, Da Nang will welcome about 2,500 hotel rooms come into operation, the number in Nha Trang is 2,200 and Phu Quoc is about 2,000.
Assessing the potential of the resort tourism industry, according to JLL, Vietnam’s increasing tourist arrivals and a growing economy make the hotel and resort market attractive to many investors in the region. To sum up, Vietnam resort real estate has become one of the most mentioned markets in Asia Pacific. In the near future, international hotel operators are increasingly interested in resorts, while real estate developers continue to seek investment opportunities.

Thứ Ba, 19 tháng 9, 2017

Hemaraj (Thailand) Builds Billion-Dollar Industrial Park in Nghe An

Nghe An – a province located in the central region of Vietnam always has a lot of attractive incentives for foreign investors who come and set up business in Vietnam. In which, Nghe An has a number of solutions to support infrastructure enterprises to quickly implement large-scale industrial parks, including the Hemaraj industrial park – which is preparing to start construction.
According to the plan, at the end of October 2017, Hemaraj industrial park project in the South East Economic Zone will be started construction by Hemaraj Group (Thailand). construction work. The project has a total area of about 3,200 hectares, total registered investment of about 1 billion USD, divided into 7 phases, in which phase I has an area of nearly 500 hectares.
According to leaders of Nghe An province, the provincial leaders are providing maximum support to Hemaraj so that the project can started construction as soon as possible.
Prior to that, in September 2015, a joint venture between Sembcorp Group (Singapore) and Becamex IDC have kicked off the VSIP Nghe An project with an area of 750 hectares. Currently, the project has leveled and built synchronous infrastructure for about 100 hectares of industrial land phase 1A.
More than 90 companies from many countries and territories have come to seek information and investment opportunities at VSIP Nghe An and 10 companies have signed investment commitments with total investment capital of over 400 billion VND. By the beginning of September 2017, some companies was handed over land and started to build the plant.
In order to attract investment, leaders of Nghe An province will be more drastic in reforming administrative procedures. Accordingly, if foreign enterprises want to complete the investment license application, they should only go through the one-stop department of the Investment Promotion Center of Nghe An province.

Chủ Nhật, 17 tháng 9, 2017

AES (USA) Wants to Invest in Son My 2 Thermal Power Plant


AES Energy Company (USA) wants to invest and deploy the project of Son My 2 Gas Hydropower Plant and LNG Port Warehouse in Son My commune, Ham Tan district, Binh Thuan province together with PV Gas Corporation Vietnam (PV Gas).
At the working session with Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), Mr David Stone – General Director in charge of Vietnam market of AES Energy Company (USA) expressed the wish to be supported by PVN to invest and deploy the project of Son My 2 Gas Hydropower Plant and LNG Port Warehouse in Son My commune, Ham Tan district, Binh Thuan province together with PV Gas Corporation Vietnam (PV Gas).
PVN’s Deputy General Director affirmed that PVN is supportive and willing to cooperate with such American investors as AES in the field of oil and gas, especially gas thermal power and port warehouses projects that PVN is calling for investment. PVN also requested AES to work closely with PV Gas and report the results to PVN as soon as possible.
The Son My 2 Gas Hydropower Plant project is one of the 9 gas thermal power projects assigned by the Government to PVN as the investor and the power project under the revised Power Development Master Plan VII.
This project is expected to include 3 Son My plants, which are Son My 2.1, Son My 2.2 and Son My 2.3 with an expected capacity of 750 MW per plant, using imported LNG for power generation and will be located at the Son My Oil, Gas, Industry and Service Complex.
According to the plan, 3 plants under the Son My 2 gas power plant project will be operated in 2023, 2024 and 2025 respectively.
AES operates in the US electricity sector and is on the list of 200 global energy companies, ranked by Fortune Magazine.
AES operates mainly in the field of thermal power and renewable energy production in 17 countries around the world. The power plants of AES are diversified in power sources including coal-fired thermal power, gas-fired thermal power, thermal gas power, hydro-electric power, wind power and biomass power.
AES now owns an LNG plant in the Dominican Republic with the port that can unload 10,000 m3/h and a 160,000 m3 LNG storage tanks. Moreover, AES is the owner of the LNG project with a 170,000 m3 depot in Panama and has participated in the BOT Mong Duong 2 power plant project.

Macau Casino Group Poured Billions of Dollars into Vietnam


Sun City is currently the largest casino resort group in Macau, spending billions of dollars investing heavily in casino resorts in Asia and set up casino business in Vietnam.
The group was founded in 2007, owns about 17 VIP clubs and 280 gaming tables, serving Macau’s largest betting and casino market as well as VIP clubs in Korea, China and Philippines.
Currently, Sun City operates large casinos with monthly betting up to 130 billion HKD (approximately 17 billion USD). However, in order to expand its business in Asia, Sun City is spending billions of dollars investing in casino real estate projects in Japan and other countries, including Vietnam.
This plan of Sun City kicked off in 2014 with the acquisition of shares and the bid to operate large casinos in many countries.
In Vietnam, a 4 billion USD casino resort project in South Hoi An is underway to build phase 1 with a total investment of 500 million USD with the participation of Sun City. Three partners involved in investing in this billion dollar resort complex are Sun City, Chow Tai Fook (Hong Kong) and Vinacapital.
According to Bloomberg, Sun City owns 34% of the complex through its subsidiary and has acquired the casino management contract of the project.
The South Hoi An project has scale of up to 985.6 ha, the total investment is 4 billion USD. Currently, the phase 1 of the project is expected to develop on an area of about 163 ha, with an investment of nearly 500 million USD, including resort, casino complex, luxury golf course, hotel rooms, luxury apartments and add-ons…
Previously, Sun City has also been eyeing the Vietnam resort market when concerning and want to invest in a casino project in Duong To (Phu Quoc). However, due to the land fund in this area has been licensed to other investors, Sun City wants to replace by Rach Tram, Bai Thom commune.
In 2010, VinaCapital and Gentinh Berhad of Maylaysia were licensed to invest in South Hoi An project, however, due to financial difficulties, in 2012, Gentinh Berhad unexpectedly withdrew from this project, thus VinaCapital has been continuously seeking for investment cooperation partner. In 2014, Hong Kong billionaire Cheng Yu Tung – the owner of Hong Kong’s Chow Tai Fook, a Hong Kong-owned jewelery and real estate group, ranked by Forbes as the fourth richest person in Hong Kong with total assets worth 16.2 billion USD has participated into this project, in partnership with Sun City and VinaCapital.
With the expansion of casino-based real estate business in Vietnam as well as in other countries in the region, Sun City is clearly seeking to become a leading casino corporation in the world, such as Las Vegas Sands or Wynn Resorts.
According to Bloomberg, Sun City’s expansion ambitions are planned even when the Macau casino market is growing fast thanks to China’s economy recovering and players spending more and more money, with a 20.4% increase in August. Casino revenue in Vietnam is estimated at 1.2 billion USD, according to Grand Govertsen, a Macau-based gaming analyst. Finally, also according to this report, Vietnam now has about 30 gaming establishments with prizes with 1,900 slot machines and 400 tables. With the relationships with VIP customers of Sun City, it is believed that the project will achieve significant ROI.

Thứ Năm, 14 tháng 9, 2017

US Investors Have Poured 1.1 Billion USD into Ho Tram Strip Project


The Ho Tram Strip project was poured $ 1.1 billion by US investors

Asian Coast Development Ltd is one of the large US investor who come and set up company in Vietnam.
Ho Tram Project Company (HTP) is a wholly foreign-owned subsidiary of Asian Coast Development Ltd, with more than 1 billion USD of committed capital deployed, which is the largest US private company investing in Vietnam. Moreover, they are also the first company to register for Vietnamese to play casino.
According to HTP – the investor of the 4-billion-dollar-super-project named “Ho Tram Strip”, the Company has poured 1.1 billion USD in this project and they has just announced to continue to fund the phase 3 includes apartment tower, condotel and villa.
Located on the north side of The Grand Ho Tram Strip resort, the 12-story Kahuna Ho Tram Strip project has a total of 244 rooms. It consists of 164 one or two-bedroom apartments, 9 penthouse apartments and 44 luxury villas located on the beach with area of 218 to 223 square meters.
According to the developer, this project when completed will contribute to the diversification of facilities and realize the goal of turning Ho Tram into the entertainment capital of Vietnam. In addition, HTP has developed the Gallery Villa apartment project at the nearby The Bluffs golf course. The 2nd hotel tower with 559 rooms named “The Beach Club” is now rushing to complete to welcome its first guests in early 2018. Furthermore, other service facilities such as water park, outdoor theater and private international airport are also underway.
It is known that the price of condotel apartment in Ho Tram is from 2 billion VND (equivalent to about 88,800 USD), villa is priced from 8 billion VND (about 350,000 USD). The project was designed by leading architectural firm Korn Architects and is due to commence in quarter 4 of 2017.s

Thứ Ba, 12 tháng 9, 2017

Vietnam Market Research


information to help marketers make an appropriate strategy and then, bring high efficiency in business. In other words, if the result of market research is inaccurate information and does not correctly reflect the actual market situation, marketing activities will be inefficient.

Companies would fail if underestimating the importance of market research before entering a new market.
Therefore, market research activity is so important for whomever needing success. Namely, the market research is considered an active approach to enter into the market. The market research also helps you understand the latest development in the target market, thereby making marketing decisions quickly. The international business environment is quite volatile, that‘s why you need a proactive approach like that and it is really your competitive advantage.
Through the market research, you can form the idea of developing a new product and choose the correct strategy for that product in each specific market. Through research, you also do not have to waste money and effort for the false hope, especially when you export the products to oversea for the first time. On the other hand, it should be noted that although the market research does not make sure success in business, it will help you avoid many wrong decisions.
Market research service can:
  • Help find the biggest market for your products, the fastest growing market, trends and prospects of market, conditions, business practices and opportunities for your product on the market.
  • Allow to make efforts effectively in a field or a certain range. After that, you can set the priority for a specific target market and plan for the future market.
  • Help understand the competitors, including strengths and weaknesses, mistakes and their causes of success.
  • Help find ideas to develop new products.
  • Helps strengthen business relationships with partners.
If you wish to explore investment opportunities, before setting-up company, or learn benefits of doing business in Ho Chi Minh City, or doing business in Hanoi, let us help with market research.  Please contact us via email ant@antconsult.vn or call our office number: +848 35202779 (HCMC) or +844 39388751 (Hanoi).

TATA Build Instant Coffee Factory in Vietnam


Vietnam has always been an attractive market for foreign enterprises to come and set up business in Vietnam and most recently, TATA Coffee Ltd – a subsidiary of TATA Group has become the first company in India building instant coffee factory in Vietnam.
TATA Coffee is a wholly-owned subsidiary of TATA Global Beverages (TATA Group) – Asia’s largest coffee company and one of the largest instant coffee exporters in India.
The ground-breaking ceremony of instant coffee factory in Vietnam marked the beginning of a coffee factory project with capacity of 5,000 tons of instant coffee per year of TATA Coffee Ltd in VSIP II Industrial Park (Binh Duong).
TATA Coffee Factory is set to start production in 2019, aiming to serve its global clients with a new mix of instant coffee.
According to CEO of TATA Coffee Ltd, TATA Group has a close relationship with Vietnam in various fields such as automobile, steel, trade, energy and watches. With this investment, the beverage industry will also become a major area of TATA’s participation in the investment here. Although TATA’s products have been exported to more than 40 countries around the world, instant coffee so far has only been produced in India.
Vietnam has marked TATA’s first breakthrough outside the Indian borders as a manufacturer, so this is TATA’s milestone on the journey to become a global company specializing in coffee. TATA Coffee will make every effort in coffee processing operations with a special focus on safe working conditions. The project will contribute positively to foreign exchange earnings and create more local jobs.
It is reported that Vietnam is currently the world’s largest producer of Robustas, which is conducive to providing a favorable raw material for the plant.

Thứ Năm, 29 tháng 6, 2017

Foreign Investment in Hanoi Increased Strongly

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Hanoi is increasing in both quantity and quality. Foreign investors have gradually believed in the decision to set up business in Vietnam.
Kết quả hình ảnh cho Đầu tư nước ngoài tại Hà Nội tăng mạnh
Unlike many other localities in the country with large FDI projects such as billion-dollar manufacturing complex, Hanoi is much quieter in attracting FDI. But the reality is different. According to the statistics from the Foreign Investment Agency (Ministry of Planning and Investment), up to the end of May 2017, Hanoi still ranked at the 4thplace among provinces attracting the most FDI with over 26.2 billion USD.
If we list the large-scale FDI projects registered in Vietnam since the beginning of 2017, Hanoi can contribute 3 projects, first is Aeon Mall Ha Dong with registered capital of 192.51 million USD. The next is Coca-Cola Vietnam’s 319.8 million USD capital increase project and 72 million USD Park City project.
Last year, a series of FDI projects poured into Hanoi. For example, the project to invest in the purchase and operation of technical system, equipment, technology, software and trading of lottery elective named “Vietlott” (210 million USD); Vietnamobile Company increased its capital (208 million USD); or Vietnam Public Bank project (134 million USD) …
Not to mention, Hanoi has attracted Samsung’s 300 million USD Center for Research and Development (R&D). This proves that the quality of FDI inflows into Hanoi has been improved.
According to information from the Hanoi Department of Planning and Investment, the city is working hard to improve the investment environment to attract more investment capital both at home and abroad. Many solutions have been mentioned, such as facilitating access to land, land use, land for investment and business; improve the efficiency of administration, administrative reform, improve the investment environment; promoting and enhancing the effectiveness of investment promotion activities…
Good news for Hanoi is that the Prime Minister has officially issued a separate Decree allowing the implementation of separate mechanism for the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park. For example, allowing investment projects in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park to enjoy the highest incentives in accordance with the law of Vietnam, allowing the application of the one-door mechanism, prioritizing the allocation of land funds to develop housing for employees… This is also an opportunity for Hanoi to attract investment in hi-tech sectors, attracting investment from multinational corporations – a priority orientation for FDI attraction identified by Hanoi for many years.
In addition, Hanoi also determines to encourage the development of supporting industries, biotechnology, using modern technology, friendly with the environment; projects in the field of information technology, agricultural development, food safety… And especially, large-scale infrastructure projects.
Without hesitation, Hanoi has frankly expressed the desire that Japanese investors will invest in urban railway projects, investment projects to build bridges spanning the Red River, ring routes, metro lines, underground parking lots, satellite urban areas…
Not only FDI capital, calling for investment in these projects also means that Hanoi also determined to promote investment in the form of public-private partnerships (PPP). In the first 6 months, Hanoi has attracted 24 PPP projects, with a total investment of 32.103 billion USD. A very promising shift, promising that in the coming time, there will be strong waves of investment poured into Hanoi.

Thứ Ba, 27 tháng 6, 2017

Quang Ninh Calls for Investors in Tourism Real Estate

Quang Ninh is becoming an open destination for tourism investors to come and set up business in Vietnam.
Kết quả hình ảnh cho Quang Ninh Calls for Investors in Tourism Real Estate
With the land area and sea surface of over 12,000 square kilometers, the topography of more than 2,000 islands spread over 250 kilometers of coastal lines, Quang Ninh is considered as a “small Vietnam” with the potential to develop green tourism. Therefore, it is not surprising that many travel experts perceive Quang Ninh is blessed with special values.
The first highlight of the Quang Ninh tourism journey is Ha Long Bay – the world natural heritage, the most typical and unique island in the island’s integrated marine tourism system. This system stretches 250 kilometers of sea route, linking Ha Long – Bai Tu Long – Van Don island – Bai Tu Long National Park – Co To island – Vinh Thuc island – Tra Co beach with Cat Ba National Forest (the World Biosphere Reserve) and the marine resources system of Hai Phong city. These remarkable advantages make Ha Long Bay along with Cat Ba, Do Son (Hai Phong) are prioritized to develop into national tourist area.
Along with Ha Long Bay, places like Quan Lan, Minh Chau, Ngoc Vung, Bai Dai, Van Hai white sand mine… (in Van Don island district); or Tra Co, Vinh Thuc (in Mong Cai city) … with beautiful beaches, natural forests, intact coral reefs around the islands, offshore locations, have created special values of Quang Ninh tourism.
In addition to natural advantages, Quang Ninh is the only province with land and sea borders with China, an important and vibrant trade gateway between Vietnam, China and ASEAN countries. That is why large investors want to choose Quang Ninh. From the end of 2013 up to now, Quang Ninh has attracted more than 100 projects with total investment capital of more than 5.5 billion USD, nearly half of capital concentrated in Ha Long city, of which the strong investment waves mostly focus on the field of tourism.
There is not only the presence of Vietnamese investors such as Tuan Chau, Vingroup, Sun Group, FLC…, the attractiveness of Quang Ninh is also reflected in the presence of billion-dollar-super-projects of giants investors from United States, China, Thailand, United Arab Emirates… The famous names such as Wyndham, Starwood, ISC Corp, Amata, Nakheel… have landed in Ha Long with huge investment plan.
In the development plan, Quang Ninh is calling for investment in 14 large-scale eco-tourism real estate projects (period 2016 – 2020) and many other projects to develop 4 major tourism centers: Ha Long; Mong Cai – Tra Co; Van Don – Co To; Uong Bi – Dong Trieu – Quang Yen.
Standing in the top on tourism investment attraction, the keys that help Quang Ninh to balance its economic benefits and resource conservation are unified planning, consistent development 

Chủ Nhật, 25 tháng 6, 2017

Korean Corporation Builds Aircraft Engine Spare Part Factory in Vietnam

Hanwha Techwin is seeking opportunity to expand capacity through opening factory abroad and they chose to set up factory in Vietnam.
Kết quả hình ảnh cho Tổng công ty Hàn Quốc xây dựng nhà máy sản xuất động cơ máy bay tại Việt Nam
Hanwha Techwin Corporation from Korea has selected a 10 hectares site on the suburb of Hanoi to build a factory manufacturing aircraft engine spare parts.
The Corporation is now waiting for the Vietnamese Government to approve the project. If licensed, Hanwha Techwin will start construction of the factory in August 2017 and begin operation in the second quarter of 2018. This factory covers an area of 6ha, 8 times more than a regular football field.
In order to implement the plan to raise revenue from aircraft engine spare parts to 900 million USD, Hanwha Techwin is seeking to expand capacity through opening factory abroad. In which, among many areas targeted by Hanwha Techwin, Vietnam was selected for having a suitable logistics environment and high competitive advantage in terms of production costs.
This technology corporation is expanding its engine parts businessby winning large contracts from leading global aircraft engine manufacturers such as GE, Pratt & Whitney (P&W) and Rolls-Royce.
Earlier in April 2017, Hanwha Techwin Corporation started construction of Hanwha Techwin Security factory in Que Vo Industrial Park, Bac Ninh province. Phase 1 of this 100-million-USD project will manufacture CCTV camera, storage devices, high technology security surveillance devices.

Thứ Sáu, 23 tháng 6, 2017

Will Form New Value Chain in Vietnam – Japan Economic Cooperation

Japan has truly become a strategic partner of Vietnam. Currently, trade activities between the two countries are being promoted and more and more Japanese businesses choose to set up company in Vietnam.
Kết quả hình ảnh cho hợp tác kinh tế việt nhật
According to Mr. Hironobu Kitagawa, Chief Representative of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in Vietnam, it is not just a single sector investment, the integration of industry groups to create new value chains is essential for Vietnam -Japan economic cooperation.
During the recent visit to Japan by Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, many collaboration memorandum have been signed, as well as 1,600 attendees pointed out that Japanese enterprises pay high attention to the investment in Vietnam. In the eyes of Japanese businesses, Vietnamese market is a continuous growing market. In addition to the second group of industries (manufacturing and processing industries), enterprises will expand into other sectors such as the first industry group (agriculture sector) and the third industry group (service industries).
Japanese side affirmed that they would continue to support Vietnam in implementing the plans of the 6 selected industries in order to accelerate Vietnam’s industrialization and modernization process. Basically, direct investment from abroad will boost domestic industry and boost economic growth. Of course, if foreign economic relations accelerate, the ability to create new business opportunities will be greater, while stimulating the domestic consumption market. Therefore, through the receipt of investment from abroad, the building of mutually beneficial relationship is necessary.
Increasing investment from Japan in 6 areas (especially electronics, food processing and car accessories) is the focus for accumulation of supporting industries. This is expected to contribute to the nurturing of Vietnamese enterprises. Moreover, JETRO will continue to contribute to the development of supporting industries in Vietnam by organizing annual supporting industry exhibitions.

Thứ Tư, 21 tháng 6, 2017

Canadian Investors Invest in Binh Dinh Province

Seldat Vietnam Co., Ltd (coming from Canada) went to Vietnam to set up business by implementing the garment factory project.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Nhà đầu tư Canada đầu tư vào tỉnh Bình Định

Department of Planning and Investment of Binh Dinh province has just granted certificate of investment registration for Seldat Vietnam Co., Ltd (investors from Canada) to invest in Seldat Vietnam garment factory project in An Hoa village, Nhon Khanh commune, An Nhon town, with a total investment of nearly 1.2 million USD.

Accordingly, the project will invest 5 production lines with designed capacity of 2 million products/year, products are mainly exported to the US market. The project is built on an area of 2,440m2 and is expected to be completed and put into operation in quarter II/2017.

The project is licensed within the first days of the year so that it can be considered a meaningful gift for the efforts of the Binh Dinh province in attracting investment. BinhDinh province has consistently implemented reforms, simplification of administrative procedures, thereby contributing to create an open investment environment, attracting investors to come to the province. Up to date, Binh Dinh has 69 FDI projects, total registered capital of 783 million USD, mainly are investors coming from potential economies in the world like the US, China, Japan, France, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand….

In 2017, in order to continue to be an attractive destination for investors, besides the administrative reform, leaders of Binh Dinh province will strengthen dialogue with businesses in order to listen to their desire, disassemble any difficulties and obstacles to improve the investment and business environment, promoting economic development of the locality.

Currently, the Department of Planning and Investment of Binh Dinh is finalizing the draft scheme for implementation of the model “one door, one door interconnection”, preparing to submit to the leaders of Binh Dinh province for consideration and promulgation. At the same time, the E-Regulations project (electronic regulation system). The website has been completed, fully published the procedures relating to foreign investment so that investors can access and search for information about the investment procedures when investing in Binh Dinh.

According to Director of Investment Promotion Centre (IPC) of Binh Dinh, Binh Dinh province’s goal is to continue to invest in development of Nhon Hoi Economic Zone and industrial zones as planned for these places to become seeds of the province’s growth in the sectors such as industry, tourism services, urban; create motivation and basis so that until 2020, Binh Dinh province can basically become developed province of the central region.


Thứ Ba, 20 tháng 6, 2017

Many Foreign Brands Are Coming to Vietnam

Realizing that Vietnam is a promising market, foreign enterprises want to do business in Vietnam through the form of franchising. Recently, many consumer goods, fashion and cosmetics brands from Japan and Thailand are promoting the franchise with Vietnamese partners and enterprises.
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In the framework of the program “Vietnam – Thailand Enterprises Interaction in The Field of Franchising” which was held in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) recently, there were 40 Thailand enterprises operating in the food, beverage, restaurant, supermarket, health care, cosmetic sectors joined to find partners in Vietnam.
According Mr Nupartpat Sutthitham, Director of the MP Mart convenience store chain (Thailand), currently in Thailand there are 3 MP Mart stores, in which the model is not the same as Family Mart or Circle K. While Family Mart sells mainly food (80%), MP Mart sells mainly fast moving consumer goods, which are produced in Thailand (70%).
According to representatives of MP Mart, the cost to open a store in Thailand with an average area of 150 m2 is approximately 50,000 USD. Realizing the Vietnam market has many opportunities, MP Mart wants to explore and this is the first time this brand comes to Vietnam. The criteria for selection of investors, partners of MP Mart are having financial resources to be able to scaling this model in large numbers in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, according to representatives of Kokekokko – a well-known chicken fast food brand in Thailand with 5 stores, using Japanese spices to marinate chicken. Representatives of this brand also did not hide their intention to find partners with business understanding and financial resources to open stores in Vietnam.
Also in late November of 2016, there were 9 Japan enterprises with 14 fashion brands came to Vietnam to find partners to open franchise stores or distribute products in the domestic market.
According to Mr Akira Kaise, representatives of I Am Company Limited, this fashion brand has been presented in many markets around the world such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Korea, Taiwan, Spain, UK, Netherlands… and this is the first time he comes to Vietnam to study the market.
Representative of I Am Co., Ltd commented that young population, good economic development, increasing people’s incomes… are factors to make Vietnam becoming a potential market for fashion items. In addition to the market penetration, the Company is also interested in outsourcing or investing in Vietnam to take advantage of low labor costs and highly skilled labors.
At the Vietnam market, Japanese businesses are often mentioned in the culinary field, meanwhile, the fashion, cosmetics or beauty brands are not widely known by consumers. Thus, recently, many Japanese cosmetic brands have decided to enter the market of Vietnam and looking for official distributors.
In an activity operated by the Esuhai Company of Vietnam recently in HCMC, there were nearly 10 cosmetic brands of Japan participated. Among them, the brand Kose is well known by many consumers.
According to the representative of Kose, this enterprise has been established since 1946, global sales reached 2.1 billion USD a year and has been presented in 18 countries. However, so far, this brand does not have official distribution channel in Vietnam market. Therefore, along with the promotion of market presence and product introduction, on this occasion, Kose desires to find agents and official partner in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, according to representatives of Nippon Menard Cosmetic Company, owner of the brand Menard, the Company is fully confident to introduce their products to consumers in Vietnam and wanted to find good partners to be able to access to more consumers.
According to the representatives of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) in HCMC, Vietnam currently has more than 93 million populations, of which half are women who want to become more beautiful as earnings are improving and willing to spend the budget for beauty and body care. Therefore, this is a favorable time and good opportunity for the Japanese cosmetics brand to penetrate the market of Vietnam.
However, there is the fact that the Japanese cosmetic and fashion products are priced relatively high compared to the average income of local consumers. In addition, the Japanese fashion is not common in Vietnam market. Therefore, this is seen as the first step for the fashion and cosmetic brands of Japan to explore the market and find partners.

Thứ Hai, 19 tháng 6, 2017

Open for Private Investment in Vietnam Railways

The revised Railway Law has just been passed by the National Assembly will create attraction for investors to set up company in Vietnam to invest in infrastructure and railway projects.
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The revised Railway Law has just been passed by the National Assembly and is expected to come into force on July 1st 2018 with many preferential mechanisms that will create attraction for investors to invest in infrastructure and railway projects.
Up to now, Lotte E&C (Korea) is the most zealous foreign investor in the Yen Vien – Lao Cai Railway Upgrading Project and the project to build railway connecting Lao Cai – Ha Khau in the form of PPP. Previously, in mid-February 2017, a preliminary study including investment plan, capital size and project repayment capacity was submitted by the Korean investor to the Ministry of Transport. In addition to the proposal to apply the form of build – lease – transfer (BLT), Lotte also wants to receive some incentives during the implementation of the project.
It is known that with the type of BLT contract, Lotte will invest capital to build infrastructure. Upon completion, the investor is entitled to provide services on the basis of operating that facility in a determined period of 20 years. The competent state agency shall hire the service and pay to the investor, when expired, the investor shall return the facility to the competent State authority for management and use.
Moreover, the Railway Law (amended) has added a number of provisions, which are considered to be the great drive for the railway sector. Specifically, the rail transport business is defined as the industry that is entitled to investment incentives; Organizations and individuals engaged in railway activities shall be entitled to incentives and supports such as free land use fees for land area for infrastructure construction, the highest incentives level for enterprise income tax rate, enjoy the most preferential credit policy; applying the pricing mechanism for the mode of leasing or transferring the right to exploit railway infrastructure.
These regulations will create breakthroughs in investment resources, attracting businesses to concentrate resources on railway development, in fact many countries have similar policies.