Tax authorities said they would review the roadmap of taxation collection and pilot tax withholding at some e-commerce sites. A new circular released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has been criticized for affecting the operation of e-commerce platforms and their hundreds of thousands of sellers. Under Circular No. 40, which will take effect on August 1, e-commerce platforms are required to declare and pay tax on behalf of third-party sellers on the platforms. Sendo said the application of the Circular will require a team of tax professionals to classify taxable revenue and tax rates applied. Photo: Grab The circular on value-added tax, personal income tax, and tax administration for business households and individuals are expected to collect tax from some people who obtain income on electronic commerce platforms but for years have not paid taxes. The tax authorities have asked e-commerce and delivery companies to take responsibility for the tax … [Read more...] about Would withholding tax on e-commerce be possible?
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The ASEM’s High-level Policy Dialogue was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Asia-Europe forum following Vietnam’s initiative. Vietnam believes that playing a pioneering role would enable the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to promote sustainable and inclusive development. Representatives of ASEM partner countries and international organizations in Hanoi on June 22. Photos: Tuan Anh/Baoquocte The idea is one of the key points that Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son delivered at the ASEM High-level Policy Dialogue held both in-person and virtually in Hanoi on June 22. Son said the ASEM should aim at ensuring a peaceful and stable international environment on the basis of dialogue and trust and creating a solid foundation for sustainable, long-term, and mutual economic relations between Europe and Asia. Chairing the meeting, Son emphasized that member countries need to show stronger determination, act more decisively, and choose the right … [Read more...] about ASEM should take pioneering role in inclusive development: Vietnam FM
Those eligible to receive the aid also include goods transporters, those working at food and beverage places, accommodation services, tourism and healthcare facilities, those working at sites which had to be suspended due to coronavirus restrictions like entertainment venues, museums and parks. Le Minh Tan, director of the municipal Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, on Tuesday said the propsal has been submitted to the municpal People's Committee. If approved, each person would receive around VND1.5 million in July, derived from the national budget and the Covid-19 prevention fund. Previously, the department also presented to the municipal People's Committee an aid package worth over VND1 trillion for around 310,000 laborers affected by the pandemic. For the past two months, Vietnam's latest Covid wave has seen 10,575 infections recorded in 43 cities and provinces. The most severely hit are Bac Giang with 5,498 cases and HCMC with 2,013. HCMC entered social … [Read more...] about HCMC proposes $15 mln Covid aid package for informal workers
The Things That Count photography exhibition sends signs of hope by creating an international network of upcoming artists The exhibition, named Things That Count, is held with support from the Embassy of Belgium in Vietnam, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp, Belgium), and Matca Space for Photography. Things That Count is an online collaboration between young photographers from Europe and Vietnam. During 10 weeks in March and May 2021, students from the Photography department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium communicated online in text and images with young Vietnamese photographers about important current topics in modern society. The 10 values chosen include family, safety, gender, heritage, humour, intimacy, freedom, power, knowledge, and faith. In times of COVID-19, existential questions are posed to young people who are now facing an uncertain future. In times of COVID-19, existential questions are posed to young people who are now … [Read more...] about Photography exhibition features values and connection in times of COVID-19
The ASEM High-level Policy Dialogue on June 22 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Asia - Europe cooperation will be indispensable and increasingly important in the future, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu said about the significance of the Asia - Europe Meeting (ASEM) High-level Policy Dialogue held on June 22. The dialogue, themed "ASEM at 25: Strengthening Asia-Europe Partnership in a Transforming World", took place in both in-person and videoconference forms in Hanoi under the chair of Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son. It was held at the initiative of Vietnam on the occasion of ASEM’s 25th founding anniversary and also one of the most crucial activities of this forum in 2021. Deputy Foreign Minister Vu stressed that taking place at a time the world is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the dialogue demonstrated the importance that Vietnam and other countries attach to the Asia - Europe partnership. In particular, it showed … [Read more...] about Asia – Europe cooperation to be increasingly important: official
Many people living in Ho Chi Minh City have shown support for the metropolis’ largest-ever COVID-19 immunization drive by showing up at vaccination venues to get inoculated against the respiratory disease. The drive kicked off on June 19 and is carried out at 650 injection locations every day until June 27, using 836,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine developed by British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. In addition to priority subjects designated by the government, this vaccination campaign benefits others including essential service providers, teachers, health workers, people working at administrative agencies, people over 65 years old, and workers at industrial parks and export processing zones. Aside from some vaccine-hesitant people, many others were eager to line up and get injected against COVID-19, doing their part in slowing and hopefully ending the pandemic. One of the first arrivals at the vaccination site at Hoang Hoa Tham High School in … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City citizens eagerly participate in its largest-ever COVID-19 inoculation campaign