Customs Workshop in Hanoi, Mar 20, 2014

Customs 450x-AmCham received on Mar 17 the below invitation for a meeting to be held Mar 20, in Hanoi on the new e-Customs systems which will be mandatory for exporters and importers on Apr 1, 2014.

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KCS Vietnam & Its Services

KCS is one of Asia’s leading providers of corporate services. With headquarters in Hong Kong, 14 offices in 8 countries, and over 450 professionals across Asia, we continue to expand our business to other locations to ensure our existing and prospecting clients have access to our quality services wherever they are.

In June 2010, we officially entered Vietnam with offices in HCMC and Hanoi. Our KCS Vietnam team comprises of over 40 professionals with over 60 years of collective experience in the field of payroll processing, accounting, HR advisory and corporate secretarial services.

At KCS, we are deeply committed to enhancing the services to our clients and assisting with managing the risks associated with local legal compliance and reducing operational cost for organizations.

Our Vietnam operations focus on the following scopes:

 Our Accounting & Financial Reporting Services include: 

  • General book-keeping & Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Chief Accountant Appointment
  • Tax Reporting & Compliance
  • Audit Review
  • Audit Preparation
  • Accounting Administrative Support
Our Payroll Management Solution Services include: 

  • Report & registration / deregistration to relevant authorities
  • Zero to gross to net calculation and payment to employees and authorities
  • Social / health insurance claims
  • Finalization of annual income tax
  • Employee Self Service Portal management
  • 3rd Party Insurance Administration
Our Corporate Secretarial Services include: 

  • Company formation & Post licensing process
  • License amendments & renewal
  • Operation Report Preparation & Submission
  • Operation/License termination process
  • Work Permit & Visa Application
Our HR Compliance & Advisory Services include: 

  • HR infrastructure for start up
  • Salary Structure for registration
  • HR Statutory Compliance and Advisory
  • Labor contract design & adaptation
  • Internal Labor Regulations for registration
  • Internal HR Audit and M&A HR due diligence
  • Other general HR supports

Should you request additional information please do not hesitate to contact us or visit us at

Ho Chi Minh City Office Hanoi Office 
Unit 1 & 2A, 6/F, Saigon CentreUnit 1005, 10/F, Tung Shing Square
65 Le Loi Blvd., District 12 Ngo Quyen St., Hoan Kiem Dist.,
Ho Chi Minh City, VietnamHanoi, Vietnam
Tel: +84 8 3915 3533 Fax: +84 8 3915 3513Tel: +84 4 39749393 Fax: +84 4 39749145
Email: [email protected] for Ms. Mandy NguyenEmail: [email protected] for Ms Huong Nguyen

Vietnam Cautiously Builds Military Ties With U.S.

HANOI, Jun 5, 2011. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is in Vietnam this week trying to build closer ties with the government in hopes of forging a stronger military partnership, a key element in the United States’ new Asia strategy.

At a news conference Monday with Vietnamese Defense Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh, Mr. Panetta said he hopes to strengthen the U.S. defense relationship with Vietnam and help the country’s military to develop.

Mr. Panetta said he and Gen. Quang Thanh discussed additional high-level dialogues and increased visits to Vietnam by U.S. Navy ships, and that the U.S. wants to help strengthen Vietnam and other nations, which he said would help to increase regional stability.

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Weather in Vietnam, Eastern Sea and Asia (Western Pacific), 04 Nov 2007 – Cat 1 Typhoon

Mark Twain said, “Everybody talks about the weather … ” so here are some info sources for you.

Satellite Views and Predicted Storm Tracks

NW Pacific Satellite Photo – Japan (updated every hour, about 10 min past the hour)

As of Sun, Nov 4, 7pm VN time, a Cat 1 Typhoon (see map below) was crossing the northern Philippines into the Eastern Sea. According to Tropical Storm Risk ( its projected track will veer towards the South West along the coast of the southern part of Vietnam. However, the projected track can and may often change drastically. Click here for latest storm track forecast.

071104 Peipah - Cat 1 Typhoon.

Source: Tropical Storm Risk –

Tropical Cyclone Information: Japan Meteorological Agency Map showing predicted storm track. Updated regularly. Can zoom in, animate, etc. Note: Vietnam is 7 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), so 00:00 UTC is 07:00am the same day in HCM City.

Tracking Current NW Pacific Tropical Cyclones

2007 West Pacific Typhoon Season

2006 West Pacific Typhoon Season

Latitude/Longitude Distance Calculator (to determine distance of typhoon).

HCM City is located at: Latitude 10.75000 N – Longitude 106.43000 E

Tide Chart – Saigon Port

Average and Current Conditions, and 5 Day Forecasts

BBC Weather – Yearly Average Conditions (by Month) and 5 Day Forecast

Ho Chi Minh City


CNN Weather – Current Conditions & 5 Day Forecast

Ho Chi Minh City


Phan Thiet


Weather Underground – Current Conditions and 5-day Forecast

Ho Chi Minh City


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The Weather Channel – Current Conditions & 10-Day Forecastl

Ho Chi Minh City


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All available locations in Vietnam: An Nhon – Vung Tau

Vietnam Business Forum – Mid-Term 2007 – 30 May 2007

Melia Hotel, Hanoi • Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Vietnam Business Forum is an initiative facilitated by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in collaboration with the World Bank and the Ministry of Planning & Investment. Its mission is to improve the business environment to stimulate economic development, increase employment, and improve people’s lives, through constructive dialogue between government agencies and businesses, both domestic and international. Click here to visit the Vietnam Business Forum web site for more information.

Click the red-highlighted links to view and/or download the presentations.

Click here to download a zip file containing all the VBF presentations: 070530 VBF After the file downloads to your computer desktop, double-click the file 070530 VBF and it will “un-zip” (de-compress) into a folder containing pdf files of all the presentations at the 20th Vietnam Business Forum, held in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 30, 2007.

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