​The region of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, which associates member states such as Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, is becoming more and more popular among European companies as an alternative or additional investment location besides China and India.

The declared objective to create a single market with over 600 million residents, i.e. the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), is continuously being pursued. In addition to the free movement of goods – which has already been largely established with the introduction of preferential customs duties for most product groups - the free movement of capital and services as well as the free movement of workers are supposed to be gradually increased as well.

Located at our offices in ASEAN, multilingual experts specialising in foreign investments in the region team up to offer you comprehensive assistance with regard to all issues relating to law, taxation, business process outsourcing and auditing.


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 Quarterly Newsflash ASEAN – Q1/2018

​Read in this issue:

  • Hong Kong – ASEAN Free Trade Agreement signed
  • Indonesia – Forging Plans: New Provisions on Country-by-Country Report/New Regulation on Capital Investment Licensing and Facilities
  • Malaysia – Enactment of Budget 2018 Proposals into Legislation
  • Philippines – The Tax Reform TRAIN on its First Stop
  • Singapore – Enhanced Reporting Obligations for German Tax Residents with Holdings in Overseas Companies/Singapore´s Budget 2018
  • Thailand – Update on Transfer Pricing, Visa and ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA)
  • Vietnam – Company Formation Requirements in Vietnam

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