Vietnam’s Mining Fiscal Regime: H1 2014

The mining industry is governed by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), and the Department of the Geology and Minerals, under its supervision, manages the country's geology and mineral resources. The Mineral Law 2010 is the apex law for the country’s mining industry, and focuses on implementing new strategies and polices for mining operations.

Scope

The report outlines Vietnam’s governing bodies, governing laws, mining licenses, rights and obligations and key fiscal terms which includes, Mining Royalty, Enterprise Income Tax (EIT), Capital Gain Tax, Withholding Tax, Depreciation Rates, Loss Carry Forward and VAT.

Key Highlights

• MONRE is the body responsible for the development and implementation of educational programs for land as well as raising awareness of policies and legislations on land agencies.

• The Vietnam Environmental Administration (VAE) is the subsidiary body under MONRE, established according to the Prime Minister’s decision 132/2008/QD-TTg.

• The Department of Geology and Mineral is a body under MONRE, responsible for carrying out state functions on geology and mineral resources throughout the country. It also performs the functions and powers as mentioned in the Articles of Decree 08/2004/QD-BTNMT on May 26, 2004.

• Vietnam's Mineral Law 2010 is the current law governing the country’s mining industry. It came into effect from July 1, 2011, replacing the 1996 Mineral Law, and focuses on implementing new strategies and polices for mining operations.

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary 1

2 The Vietnamese Mining Industry – Governing Bodies 5

2.1 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) 5

2.1.1 Vietnam Environmental Administration (VAE) 5

2.1.2 Department of Geology and Minerals 5

3 The Vietnamese Mining Industry – Governing Laws 6

3.1 Mineral Law 6

3.1.1 Mineral strategy 6

3.1.2 Auction of mineral mining rights 6

4 The Vietnamese Mining Industry – Mining License 7

4.1 Mineral Exploration License 7

4.1.1 Duration 7

4.2 Mineral Mining License 7

4.2.1 Duration 7

5 The Vietnamese Mining Industry – Rights and Obligations 8

5.1 Rights 8

5.2 Obligations 8

6 The Vietnamese Mining Industry – Key Fiscal Terms 9

6.1 Mining Royalty 9

6.2 Enterprise Income Tax (EIT) 9

6.3 Capital Gain Tax 9

6.4 Withholding Tax 9

6.5 Depreciation Rates 10

6.6 Loss Carry Forward 10

6.7 Value Added Tax (VAT) 10

7 Appendix 11

7.1 What is this Report About? 11

7.2 Methodology 11

7.3 Secondary Research 11

7.4 Primary Research 12

7.5 Contact GlobalData 12

7.6 About GlobalData 12

7.7 GlobalData’s Services 13

7.8 Disclaimer 14

List of Tables

Table 1: The Mining Industry in Vietnam – Fiscal Regime Terms and Other Taxes (%), 2014 1

Table 2: The Mining Industry in Vietnam – Royalty Rates (%), 2014 9

Table 3: The Mining Industry in Vietnam – Withholding Tax Rates (%), 2014 9

Table 4: The Mining Industry in Vietnam – Depreciation Tax Rates (%), 2014 10

List of Figures

Figure 1: The Mining Industry in Vietnam – Commodity Mines at Different Stages (Number of Mines), 2014 1

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