OECD Investment Policy Reviews: Viet Nam 2018

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This review uses the OECD Policy Framework for Investment to present an assessment of the investment climate in Viet Nam and to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the government of Viet Nam in its reform efforts. It includes chapters on foreign investment trends and performance, the entry and operations of foreign investors, the legal framework for investment, corporate governance and competition policy, tax reforms, investment promotion and facilitation, infrastructure connectivity, investment framework for green growth and policies to promote and enable responsible business conduct.



The legal framework for investment in Viet Nam

This chapter provides an overview of Viet Nam’s legal framework for investment. It examines the quality of the country’s investment policies and the level of legal protection granted to both domestic and international investors. Particular attention is given to the new Investment Law enacted in 2015. The chapter looks into the rules for expropriation, contract enforcement and dispute settlement as well as the regimes for intellectual property rights and for access to land. It also reviews Viet Nam’s international investment treaty practice, including its relation with ASEAN practice and its legal framework for investor-state dispute settlement.


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