Asia Investment Brief: Import-Export in Malaysia, Beef Ban in India, and Social Insurance Updates in Vietnam

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Our weekly round up of other news affecting foreign investors throughout Asia:

ASEAN BRIEFING

Import and Export Procedures in Malaysia – Best Practices

Malaysia continues to liberalize its import and export regulations; but, complex goods-specific rules still exist. In this article, we explain best practices for importing into and exporting out of Malaysia.

INDIA BRIEFING

India’s ‘Beef Ban’: Repercussions for Meat, Leather, and Dairy Industries

The Indian federal government’s new ‘beef ban’ is producing anxiety in three large industries: meat, leather, and dairy. In this article, we explain the new Livestock Market Rules, 2017 and its repercussions for the industries that rely on buffalo.

RUSSIA BRIEFING

Russia Gives Free Land & Incentives To Invest In Asian Far East

With China’s OBOR initiative expanding to a need to secure commodities and energy resources in North-East Asia, Siberian Russia is finally coming of age to be able to offer land and the resources to provide attractive investment options in the region.

SILK ROAD BRIEFING

Hong Kong Buys First Bank Under OBOR Initiative

Hong Kong’s CITIC Bank International has completed the purchase of 60% of equity in Kazakhstan’s Altyn Bank from its majority Kazak owner, the Halyk Bank for an undisclosed amount. It marks the first time that China has invested in Kazakhstan’s banking sector.

VIETNAM BRIEFING

Vietnam Implements Social Insurance Updates

With social insurance rate reductions applied from June 2017 and the introduction of a wider liability for social insurance contributions scheduled for early 2018, foreign and domestic companies alike will be required to adjust compliance procedures in the near future.


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