OFFICE CLOSURE FOR THE LUNAR NEW YEAR (TET) HOLIDAY
Our office will be closed from 10 to 16 February 2021 inclusive for the Tet holiday. We will reopen on 17 February 2021! We wish you all a Happy Tet Holiday!
DUTCHIES: LAST CHANCE TODAY TO REGISTER AS A VOTER FOR THE ELECTIONS
You can vote in the election of the members of the House of Representatives and the members of the European Parliament if you:
live outside the Netherlands and are not registered in a Dutch municipality
have the Dutch nationality
Are 18 years of age or older
Are you not living in The Netherlands? And do you want to vote in elections from abroad? Then register once via the link below. You will then automatically receive the documents with which you can vote by post at every election of the House of Representatives and the European Parliament. You simply register with the form.
Do you want to vote in the parliamentary elections of 17 March 2021? Make sure that the municipality receives your signed form and a copy of your identity document by 3 February 2021 at the latest.
If you register later, you will no longer be able to vote as a voter outside the Netherlands on 17 March 2021. You can still register for future elections.
COVID-19 RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE | 13TH PARTY CONGRESS CONCLUDED
COVID-19 RETURNS TO VIETNAM WITH A VENGEANCE
If you're in Vietnam, you can not have missed it. (The British variant of) Covid-19 has returned. Right now, the news is quickly unraveling and it's hard to keep track of what's reliable and what is not. DBAV tries to help with making sense of the information. For this purpose, DBAV organizes a weekly webinar, Tuesday at 5.30 PM VN Time, where we handle the current travel restrictions to Vietnam and discuss the most important news topics.
Next week's webinar is postponed because of Tet and it will resume again on 23 February.
Based on the latest guideline of the Hanoi Department of Health & CDC Hanoi, the required quarantine period is increased from 14 days to 21 days with immediate effect to all of the people entering from abroad to Hanoi.
The Ministry of Health approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Authorities have urged to quicken the procurement of the vaccine to February (though the real timeline remains unclear) (Source: baochinhphu.vn)
Director of Hanoi Department of Health Nguyen Khac Hien said that if there are no unexpected situations, by the end of February 2, the health department "basically grasp and control the disease". (Source:vnexpress.net)
13TH PARTY CONGRESS
The 13th Communist Party Central Committee has elected Nguyen Phu Trong for a third term as Vietnam's Party General Secretary.
RECOMMENDATION: VIETNAM WEEKLY BY MICHAEL TATARSKI
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Despite the pandemic, Vietnam stood out as one of the brightest spots of 2020 thanks to its effective handling of the pandemic. The number of PE deals increased by 164.7% while deal value rose significantly by 353.4%. Grant Thorton Vietnam Private Equity Survey 2020 has been conducted to capture the full impact of the pandemic. Download PDF [3154 kb]
Kansen voor exporteurs 2021 (Dutch)
Chili, Egypt, Senegal, Malaysia and Vietnam are emerging markets that are coming back strong out of the pandemic. Read the full article
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