WHAT IS A CONDITIONAL BUSINESS?

Conditional business investment industry means an industry in which the performance of business investment activities in such industry or trade must satisfy necessary conditions for reasons of national defense, security, public order, social safety, social ethics, community health.

The list of conditional business lines and industries is specified in Appendix IV of the Law on Investment in 2020:

LIST OF LINES, LINES FOR CONDITIONAL BUSINESS INVESTMENT:

No.

BUSINESS LINES

1

Production of seals

2

Combat gear trading (including repair)

3

Trading in fireworks, excluding firecrackers

4

Trading in camouflage devices and software used for sound and video recording and positioning

5

Trading in paintball guns

6

Trading in military equipment and supplies for the people’s armed forces, military weapons, technical equipment, ammunition and specialized vehicles used for the army and police; components, accessories, spare parts, supplies and specialized equipment and technology used for production thereof

7

Pawnshop services

8

Massage services

9

Trading in warning devices for emergency vehicles

10

Security guard services

11

Fire safety and firefighting services

12

Lawyer’s practice

13

Notary’s practice

14

Judicial assessment in the fields of finance, banking, construction, antiques, relics, copyright

15

Auctioneer’s practice

16

Bailiff’s practice

17

Practice by asset managers and liquidators regarding assets of enterprises and co-operatives in the pending time of bankruptcy

18

Accounting services

19

Auditing services

20

Tax agency services

21

Customs agency services

22

Duty-free goods trading

23

 Bonded warehouse and container freight station business

24

Premises for conducting customs procedures, customs gathering, inspection and supervision for rent

25

Securities trading

26

Securities registration, depository, offsetting, and liquidation services by Vietnam Securities Depository and

27

Insurance business

28

Reinsurance business

29

Insurance brokerage and insurance auxiliary services

30

Insurance agency

31

Price valuation services

32

Lottery business

33

Prize-winning electronic games for foreigners

34

Credit rating services

35

Casino business

36

Betting business

37

Voluntary retirement fund management services

38

Petro and oil trading

39

Gas trading

40

Commercial assessment services

41

Industrial explosive trading (including destruction thereof)

42

Explosive precursor trading

43

Business operations using industrial explosives and explosive precursors

44

Blasting services

45

Trading in chemicals, except banned chemicals according to Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction

46

Spirit trading

47

Trading tobacco products, tobacco raw materials, and machinery and equipment serving tobacco industry

48

Trading in foods under the management of the Ministry of Industry and Trade

49

Commodity exchange operations

50

Electricity generation, transmission, distribution, wholesaling, retail and consultancy

51

Rice export

52

Temporary import for re-export of goods subject to special excise tax

53

Temporary import for re-export of frozen food

54

Temporary import for re-export of goods on the List of used goods

55

Mineral trading

56

Industrial precursor trading

57

Goods trading and activities directly related goods trading by foreign service providers in Vietnam

58

Multi-level marketing

59

E-commerce activities

60

Petroleum activities

61

Energy auditing

62

Vocational educational activities

63

Vocational education accreditation

64

Occupational skill assessment services

65

Occupational safety inspection services

66

Occupational safety and health training services

67

Employment agency services

68

Overseas employment agency services

69

Voluntary drug rehabilitation services, smoking cessation services, HIV/AIDS treatment service, care services for the elderly, people with disabilities and children

70

Labor outsourcing services

71

Road transport services

72

Automobile warranty and maintenance services

73

Manufacture, assembly and import of automobiles

74

Motor vehicle inspection services

75

Automobile driver training services

76

Traffic safety inspector training services

77

Driving test services

78

Traffic safety assessment services

79

Waterway transport services

80

Inland waterway ship building, modification, repair and restoration services

81

 Inland waterway ship crewmember and operator training services

82

Crewmember training and coaching, and ship crewmember recruitment and supply

83

Maritime safety services

84

Sea transport services

85

Ship towing services

86

Import and dismantling of used sea-going ship

87

Ship building, modification and repair services

88

Commercial operation of seaports

89

Air transport business

90

Aircraft, aircraft engine, propeller and aircraft equipment design, manufacture and testing services in Vietnam

91

Commercial operation of airports and aerodromes

92

Aviation services at airports and aerodromes

93

Air navigation services

94

Flight crew training services

95

Rail transport business

96

 Rail infrastructure business

97

Urban rail business

98

Multimodal transport services

99

Hazardous goods transport services

100

Pipeline transport services

101

Real estate business

102

Clean water (domestic water) trading

103

Architectural services

104

Construction project management consultancy services

105

Construction survey services

106

Construction design and construction design assessment services

107

Construction supervision services

108

Construction services

109

Foreign contractors’ construction activities

110

Construction cost management services

111

Construction inspection services

112

Construction experiment services

113

Apartment building operation and management services

114

Cremation facility management and operation services

115

Construction planning formulation services

116

Trading in white asbestos of the serpentine group

117

Postal services

118

Telecommunications services

119

Digital signature authentication services

120

Publishers’ activities

121

Printing services excluding package printing

122

Publication release services

123

Social network services

124

Telecommunications network- and internet-based games

125

Pay radio and television services

126

General news website development services

127

Processing, recycling, repair and refurbishment of used IT products on the list of used IT products banned from import for foreign partners

128

Provision of information and IT services on mobile network or the Internet

129

Domain name registration and maintenance services

130

Data center services

131

Electronic identification and authentication services

132

Network information security products and services

133

Imported newspaper distribution services

134

Trading in civil cryptography products and services

135

Trading in mobile phone jammers

136

Operation of pre-school institutions

137

Operation of general education institutions

138

Operation of higher education institutions

139

Operation of foreign-invested educational institutions, representative offices of foreign educational institutions in Vietnam, branches of foreign-invested educational institutions

140

Operation of continuing education institutions

141

Operation of specialized schools

142

Educational cooperation with foreign partners

143

Education accreditation

144

Overseas study consultancy services

145

Fishing.

146

Trading in fishery products

147

Trading in aquaculture feeds and animal feeds

148

Aquaculture feed and animal feed testing services

149

Trading in biological preparations, microorganisms, chemicals, environmental remediation agents serving aquaculture and husbandry

150

Fishing vessel building and modification

151

Fishing vessel registration

152

Training and retraining crew members of fishing vessels

153

Breeding and cultivation of wild flora and fauna prescribed in the CITES Appendices and the List of endangered, precious and rare forest plant and animal species and aquatic species

154

Breeding and raising normal wild animals

155

Import, export, re-export, transit, and introduction from the sea of natural specimens of species prescribed in the CITES appendices and lists of endangered, precious and rare forest plant and animal species and aquatic species

156

Import, export and re-export of bred, reared or artificially propagated specimens of species prescribed in the CITES appendices and lists of endangered, precious and rare forest plant and animal species and aquatic species

157

Processing, trading, transporting, advertising displaying and storing specimens of plant and animal species prescribed in the CITES appendices and lists of endangered, precious and rare forest plant and animal species and aquatic species

158

Trading in agrochemicals

159

Processing of items required to undergo plant quarantine

160

Agrochemical testing services

161

Plant protection services

162

Trading in veterinary drugs, vaccines, biological preparations, microorganisms and chemicals serving veterinary medicine

163

Veterinary technical services

164

Animal testing and surgery services

165

Vaccination, diagnosis, prescription, treatment and healthcare services for animals

166

Veterinary drug testing and experimenting services (including veterinary drugs, aquatic veterinary drugs, vaccines, biological preparations, microorganisms and chemicals serving veterinary medicine and aquaculture veterinary medicine)

167

Farm breeding services

168

Domestic animal and poultry slaughtering services

169

Trading in foods under the management of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

170

Animals and animal product quarantine services

171

Trading in fertilizers

172

Fertilizer testing services

173

Trading in plant varieties and animal breeds

174

Trading in aquatic breeds

175

Plant variety and animal breed testing services

176

Aquatic breed testing services

177

Testing biological preparations, microorganism, chemicals, environmental remediation agents serving aquaculture and husbandry

178

Trading in genetically modified food

179

Medical examination and treatment services

180

Cosmetic surgery services

181

Pharmacy business

182

Cosmetics production

183

Trading in insecticidal and germicidal chemicals and preparations for medical use

184

Trading in medical equipment

185

Industrial property assessment services (comprising assessment of copyright and related rights, assessment of industrial property ownership and assessment of plant variety rights)

186

Radiological work services

187

Atomic energy application ancillary services

188

Conformity assessment services

189

Verification, calibration and testing of measuring instruments and measurement standards

190

Technology assessment, valuation and examination services

191

Intellectual property right representation services (comprising industrial property representation services and plant variety right representation services)

192

Film release and distribution services

193

Antiques assessment services

194

Site/monument protection, renovation and restoration project planning, execution, supervision services

195

Karaoke and dance club business

196

Travel services

197

Sports business by sports enterprises and professional sports clubs

198

Art performance, fashion show, beauty contest, model contest services

199

Trading audios and videos of dance, music and stage performances

200

Accommodation services

201

Trading in relics, antiques and national treasures

202

Export of relics, antiques other than those under the ownership of the state, political organizations, socio-political organizations; import of cultural commodities under the management of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

203

Museum services

204

Trading in electronic games (except for prize-winning electronic games for foreigners and online electronic prize-winning electronic games)

205

Land survey and assessment consultancy services

206

Land planning and plan formulation services

207

IT infrastructure and software infrastructure development services for land information systems

208

Land database development services

209

Land pricing services

210

Measurement and mapping services

211

Hydro-meteorological forecasting and warning services

212

Underground water drilling and survey services

213

Water resources extraction services and services of discharge of wastewater into water bodies

214

Services of baseline surveys of, and consultancy on formulation of water resources planning, schemes and reports

215

Mineral exploration services

216

Mineral mining

217

Hazardous waste transport and treatment services

218

Import of scrap

219

Environmental monitoring services

220

Business operation of commercial banks

221

Business operation of non-bank credit institutions

222

Business operation of cooperatives, people’s credit funds, microfinance institutions

223

Provision of intermediary payment services and provision of payment services without payment accounts of customers

224

Credit information services

225

Business operation and foreign exchange activities by organizations which are not credit institutions

226

Gold trading

227

Money printing and minting

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