Corporates operating in Vietnam within the 11 service industries stipulated by Vietnam’s World Trade Organization (WTO) commitments may soon be eligible for work permit exemption procedure for intra-company transferees. Corporates should consider the criteria and classifications stipulated in Circular 41 to identify the possibility of applying it to their businesses.

Further clarifications with relevant government bodies may be needed at the implementation stage of the new Circular. However, this is good news for many industries, easing the administration burden when using foreign nationals in Vietnam.

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