Headlines 14/01/2021 08:15 SA

Rights of foreign securities companies’ branches in Vietnam are now regulated

Châu Thanh

The Ministry of Finance issues the Circular No. 97/2020/TT-BTC dated November 16, 2020, providing instructions about operations of representative offices, branches of foreign securities companies, fund management companies in Vietnam.

According to this document, foreign securities companies’ branches in Vietnam will be vested with the following rights:

- They are entitled to collect consulting service charges agreed upon with customers and regulated by laws.

- They may register to open foreign currency or foreign currency-derived Vietnamese-dong accounts at commercial banks given authorization for foreign exchange activities in Vietnam and may use these accounts for operations of branches only.  

Opening, using and closing accounts of branches of foreign securities companies in Vietnam must conform to relevant laws.

- They are entitled to hire Vietnamese workers and foreign workers under laws.

- They own stamps under Vietnam’s domestic laws and only affix these stamps to transactional documents falling within their remit.

- Other rights prescribed by laws.

Circular No. 97/2020/TT-BTC is entering into force as of January 1, 2021, replacing the Circular No. 91/2013/TT-BTC dated June 28, 2013.



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