The Differences between a Micro Company, a Small Company, and a Medium Company in Vietnam

Companies or individuals who are interested in undertaking business activities and setting up a company in Vietnam have to know that legal entities come in different sizes. In Vietnam, the most typical company sizes are a micro company, a small company, and a medium company. Each company size must meet specific criteria according to the Vietnamese laws and regulations.

Micro Company in Vietnam

The type of operating field, the total number of employees taking part in social insurance, and the total capital and previous year’s revenue are the criteria that micro company shall meet to be qualified as a micro company:

  • Industry and construction, agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry: less than ten employees, no more than VDN 3 billion capital, and no more than VND 3 billion of total revenue in the previous year
  • Trade and services: less than ten employees, no more than VDN 3 billion capital, and no more than VND 10 billion of total revenue in the previous year

Small Company in Vietnam

Just like a micro company, the criteria utilised for companies to meet the small company status are also based on the business field, the total capital, and previous year’s revenue, and the total number of employees taking part in social insurance:

  • Industry and construction, agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry: less than 100 employees, no more than VDN 20 billion capital, and no more than VND50 billion of total revenue in the previous year
  • Trade and services: less than 50 employees, no more than VDN 50 billion capital, and no more than VND 100 billion of total revenue in the previous year

Medium Company in Vietnam

For a business to be legally known as a medium company in Vietnam, it has to fulfill the following criteria in terms of the total capital, the previous year’s total revenue, and the total annual average number of employees participating in the social insurance.

  • A medium company in Vietnam has to be involved in the following business fields: industry and construction, agriculture, forestry, and aquaculture.
  • Medium companies in Vietnam must have less than 200 employees, no more than VND 100 billion of total capital, and no greater than VND 200 billion of total revenue in the previous year.

Here is the calculation for the annual average of total employees: total number of employees taking part in social insurance divided by 12 (months). However, if a company has been established for less than 12 months, the total number of employees shall be divided by operating months.

As for the total capital and total revenue, if a company has only operated for less than a year, the amounts are based on the previous quarter’s balance sheet nearest to the time when the company was registered.

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