On 03 November 2015, the Government issued Decree No.111/2015/ND-CP on developing supporting industries and replaced Decision 12/2011/QD-TTg dated on 24 February 2011 on development policy of a number of supporting industries and Decision No. 1483/QD-TTg dated 26 August 2011 on promulgating the list of products of supporting industries prioritized for development.
Under Decree 111/2015/ND-CP which shall take effect on 01 January 2016, organizations and individual operating in supporting industries that are subject to the list of prioritized sectors under the Decree may be supported with financial funding as well as incentive policies from the State for their activities, i.e. research and development, application and transfer, human resources, international cooperation, market development.
Decree 111/2015/ND-CP stipulates general incentive policies for enterprises operating in supporting industry, including incentives on import-export tax, VAT, favorable interest rates for investment credits capital of the State. In additions, small and medium-sized enterprises producing supporting industrial shall be exempted or reduced land or water surface from rentals. The maximum loans at credit institutions for these enterprises can be up to 70% invested capital. To provide prompt supports, especially in local area, the development program of supporting industries and the supporting industry development center are also established under this Decree.
In the context of rapidly growing of Vietnamese economy, there should be more and practical support from the State to attract more investments into supporting industries thereby meeting the high development pace of Vietnam’s economy and industry. Decree 111/2015/ND-CP has made a significant improvement in providing a clearer and more complete legal framework for such development of supporting industries.
By Vietnam Law Insight
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