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The Law on Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam on November 12, 1996
10-01-2007

In order to expand economic co-operation with foreign countries and to make contribution to the modernization, industrialization and development of the national economy on the basis of the efficient exploitation and utilization of national resources;

In accordance with the 1992 Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam;

This Law makes provisions for foreign direct investment in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

CHAPTER I General Provisions

Article 1

The State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam encourages foreign investors to invest in Vietnam on the basis of respect for the independence and sovereignty of Vietnam, observance of its law, equality and mutual benefit.

The State of Vietnam protects the ownership of invested capital and other legal rights of foreign investors, provides favourable conditions and formulates simple and prompt procedures for foreign investors investing in Vietnam.

Article 2

In this Law, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them hereunder:

1. Foreign direct investment means the bringing of capital into Vietnam in the form of money or any assets by foreign investors for the purpose of carrying on investment activities in accordance with the provisions of this Law.

2. Foreign investor means a foreign economic organization or individual investing in Vietnam.

3. Foreign party means one party comprising one or more foreign investors.

4. Vietnamese party means one party comprising one or more Vietnamese enterprises from any economic sector.

5. Two parties means the Vietnamese party and the foreign party.

Multi-party means a Vietnamese party and more than one foreign party, or a foreign party and more than one Vietnamese party, or more than one Vietnamese party and more than one foreign party.

6. An enterprise with foreign owned capital includes a joint venture enterprise and an enterprise with one hundred (100) per cent foreign owned capital.

7. A joint venture enterprise means an enterprise established in Vietnam by two or more parties on the basis of a joint venture contract or an agreement between the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and a foreign government, or an enterprise established on the basis of a joint venture contract between an enterprise with foreign owned capital and a Vietnamese enterprise or between a joint venture enterprise and a foreign investor.

8. An enterprise with one hundred (100) per cent foreign owned capital means an enterprise in Vietnam the capital of which is one hundred (100) per cent invested by foreign investor(s).

9. A business co-operation contract means a written document signed by two or more parties for the purpose of carrying on investment activities without creating a legal entity.

10. A joint venture contract means a written document signed by the parties referred to in item 7 of this article for the establishment of a joint venture enterprise in Vietnam.

11. A Build-Operate-Transfer contract means a written document signed by an authorized State body of Vietnam and a foreign investor(s) for the construction and commercial operation of an infrastructure facility for a fixed duration; upon expiry of the duration, the foreign investor(s) shall, without compensation, transfer the facility to the State of Vietnam.

12. A Build-Transfer-Operate contract means a written document signed by an authorized State body of Vietnam and a foreign investor(s) for the construction of an infrastructure facility; upon completion of construction, the foreign investor shall transfer the facility to the State of Vietnam and the Government of Vietnam shall grant the investor the right to operate commercially the facility for a fixed duration in order to recover the invested capital and gain reasonable profits.

13. A Build-Transfer contract means a written document signed by an authorized State body of Vietnam and a foreign investor(s) for the construction of an infrastructure facility; upon completion of construction, the foreign investor shall transfer the facility to the State of Vietnam and the Government of Vietnam shall create conditions for the foreign investor to implement other investment projects in order to recover the invested capital and gain reasonable profits.

14. An Export Processing Zone means an industrial zone specializing in the production of exports and the provision of services for the production of exports and export activities with specified boundaries established, or permitted to be established, by the Government.

15. An Export Processing Enterprise means an enterprise which specializes in the production of exports and the provision of services for the production of exports and export activities and which is established and operated in accordance with the regulations of the Government on export processing enterprises.

16. An Industrial Zone means a zone which specializes in the production of industrial goods and the provision of services for industrial production established, or permitted to be established, by the Government of Vietnam.

17. An Industrial Zone Enterprise means an enterprise established and operated within an Industrial Zone.

18. Invested capital means the capital required to implement an investment project, including legal capital and loan capital.

19. Legal capital of an enterprise with foreign owned capital means the capital required to establish the enterprise as stated in its charter.

20. Capital contribution means the capital contributed by a party to the legal capital of an enterprise.

21. Reinvestment means using profits and other lawful earnings from investment activities in Vietnam to invest in projects which are being implemented or to make new investments in Vietnam under any of the forms stipulated in this Law.

Article 3

Foreign investors may invest in Vietnam in sectors of its national economy.

The State of Vietnam encourages foreign investors to invest in the following sectors and regions:

1. Sectors:

(a) Production of exports;

(b) Animal husbandry, farming and processing of agricultural produce, forestry, and aquaculture;

(c) Utilization of high technology and modern techniques, protection of ecological environment and investment in research and development;

(d) Labour intensive activities, processing of raw materials and efficient utilization of natural resources in Vietnam;

(e) Construction of infrastructure facilities and important industrial production establishments.

2. Regions:

(a) Mountainous and remote regions;

(b) Regions with difficult economic and social conditions.

The State of Vietnam will not license any foreign investment project in sectors or regions which may have adverse effects on national defence, national security, cultural and historical heritage, fine custom and tradition, or the ecological environment.

Based on the development planning and orientation for each period, the Government shall stipulate the regions in which investment is encouraged and shall issue lists of encouraged investment projects and specially encouraged investment projects, lists of sectors in which licensing of investment is conditional, and lists of sectors in which investment will not be licensed.

Private Vietnamese economic organizations shall be permitted to co-operate with foreign investors in sectors, and subject to conditions, stipulated by the Government.

 



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