Update news vietnam's game industry
Putting Vietnam’s name on the world’s animation industry map is the goal of Sconnect, a Vietnamese cartoon brand that features Wolfoo, a lovely wolf cub character.
The Government has agreed that, in the near term, special consumption tax will not be levied on online games.
The Standing Committee of the Government has just released a conclusion that online video game services (online game) are not subject to special consumption tax.
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) continues to support a luxury tax on online games, though other ministries believe that such a tax will discourage the development of the industry.
A team of experts from RMIT University believes that in order to make gaming become a pillar of Vietnam’s digital economy, it is necessary to focus on developing human resources who can design games.
Vietnam is considering offering gaming as a major at university, believing that this would be a solution to the manpower shortage in the gaming industry.
Chu Tuan Anh from Training System Aptech International Programmer notes that human resources development is an important issue in the gaming industry, but Vietnam lacks a standard training program in this field.
Online games, together with sugary drinks, barley drinks, non-alcoholic beverages and electronic cigarettes, have been grouped by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) as items subject to a special consumption tax (luxury tax).
If Vietnam imposes a luxury tax on electronic games, this will deal a strong blow to the game industry, said VCCI’s (Vietnam Confederation of Commerce and Industry) head of Legal Department Dau Anh Tuan.