About the author  ⁄ AmCham Vietnam

AmCham is an independent association of companies with the objective of promoting trade and investment between Vietnam and the U.S. With two chapters, one in Ho Chi Minh City and one in Hanoi, our membership of 700 companies and 1,500 representatives is unified by a commitment to promote trade and investment between Vietnam and the United States.

Recently, the U.S. administration reaffirmed China’s non-market economy (NME) status for antidumping purposes.

The U.S. Commerce Department has instructed Customs and Border Protection to collect cash deposits from U.S. importers of Chinese-made aluminum foil at dumping margins ranging from 96.81 percent to 162.24 percent.

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Few American holidays have a history as steeped in myth and legend as Thanksgiving Day, which reaches back nearly 400 years to the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving in the Fall of 1621 at Plymouth Plantation in what is now Massachusetts, and at the Berkley Hundred and Jamestown in Virginia.

Jennie A. Brownscombe  •  The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, Massachusetts

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HA’NOI, Vietnam, Nov. 12, 2017 – /PRNewswire/ — Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) and Hoang Huy (HOSE: TCH), its distributor in Vietnam, today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) paving the way for the export of up to $1.8 billion in International® truck products into the Vietnamese market over the next ten years. The MOU represents the next phase of an already successful relationship between Navistar, Inc. and Hoang Huy to grow its business in Vietnam over the next decade through the sale of new trucks, used trucks, and service parts.

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As Vietnam’s economy continues to mature, US investment is primed for an upswing, riding the wave of free trade agreements, improving infrastructure, and a more transparent and enabling business environment. On the occasion of US President Donald Trump’s state visit to Vietnam on November 11 and 12, AmCham Vietnam’s chairman Jonathan L. Moreno shares his views on US investment prospects in Vietnam with VIR.

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Gina Proctor, Treasurer, Director of Finance/Controller
Intel Products Vietnam

Director of Finance for Intel’s manufacturing operations in Vietnam, the company’s newest and largest assembly and test manufacturing facility. Responsible for financial support including Corporate Finance and Accounting, Global Tax and Trade, as well as Operations Finance.  Leads team of ~30 direct and matrixed professionals across Operations Finance, Accounting, Tax, Trade, Treasury, and Risk Management. This role requires extensive interactions with Senior Vietnamese Government officials and other external parties. Focused on keeping Intel legal and compliant, growing our business, accelerating our operational effectiveness and developing our regional capabilities and leadership pipeline.

Previously, Gina was Internal Audit Senior Manager and then Director of Investigations and Internal Audit for Intel, where she led a globally dispersed organization of 24 audit professionals that oversaw the performance of internal audits and financial reviews across the company’s global operations. Over the past 18 years at Intel, Gina has had multiple different roles encompassing a spectrum of areas such as Internal Audit, Finance, Risk Management and Investigations. Her experience at four different Intel sites has developed an understanding of Intel’s geographical differences/challenges.

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Dr. Wade Brackenbury
American Chiropractic Clinic

Dr. Brackenbury studied emergency medicine in Idaho and finished his premedical course in Missouri. He studied Chiropractic in California, and acupuncture in Korea as well as China. In 1995 he was selected by the International Chiropractic Association as one of six student interns to travel to Romania where he worked with terminally ill and severely handicapped orphans. As a student intern, Dr. Brackenbury also organized health expeditions into Mexico where he and a fellow student provided free health care to the impoverished Tarahumara Indians living in the Copper Canyon. Upon finishing his clinical rotations, he was awarded the chiropractic excellence award. Dr. Brackenbury graduated Magna Cum Laude, in the top of his class from Life Collage of Chiropractic.

Having practiced in the US, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand, Dr Brackenbury founded and co-founded a number of chiropractic clinics in Malaysia.  In 1999 he set up the Damansara Chiropractic Center, which was one of the largest and most successful chiropractic clinics in South East Asia. Dr. Brackenbury was the first Chiropractor to effectively promote chiropractic in Malaysia.

12 years ago Dr. Brackenbury opened the first chiropractic Center in HCMC Vietnam, after having worked closely with Bob Banderman from the American Consulate for over a year.  ACC has the distction of being the first Chiropractic company to  open the chiropractic profession, 100% legally from the start, in any South East Asian country.  Currently there are 3 branches of ACC, two being in HCMC and one in Hanoi, with more than 100 employees including 10 Doctors of Chiropractic from 5 different countries, and more than 30 physiotherapists.

Dr. Brackenbury is also involved in therapeutic innovation, and has been continuously developing a number of therapeutic as well as orthotic devices in Vietnam. ACC also led the original research in the treatments of lumbar disk herniation, chronic back pain and severe flat foot syndrome in children.


Personal Life:  Dr. Brackenbury has been living in Vietnam for more than 12 years with his wife and daughter. He is an avid mountaineer, photographer as well as the author and co-author of several non-fiction books.


Goals for Am Cham:

1) To work with the Vietnamese government towards the improvement of overall processes by which Health Care providers, Medical Institutions and Pharmacy Companies achieve compliancy in their provision of goods and services to the people and market of Vietnam.

2) To work with the Vietnamese Ministries in reducing corruption and unreasonable delay in processes of obtaining and maintaining licenses, facilities and importation of goods, pertaining to health care services in Vietnam.

3) Pertaining to Chiropractic:  To work with the Vietnamese government in re-establishing the standards of Chiropractic, as how they were first implemented in Vietnam.  Specifically to motivate the local regulators in order not to tolerate non Chiropractors in practicing manipulation and calling themselves as well as their services Chiropractic—when in fact they are not.

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John Nguyen
Founder, Director, and Chief Strategy Officer
DICental Corporation

John is the founder, board director and chief strategy officer of DiCentral Corporation, a Houston-based Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and business-to-business (b2b) supply-chain solutions company. He is responsible for the company’s business strategy and corporate development.

Prior DiCentral, John Nguyen worked as an equity research analyst at Lazard, an investment bank in New York City. With over 30 years of business experience, he has held technical and marketing positions at AT&T, Siemens, Alcatel and Nortel Networks.

John earned an M.S. in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a B.S. from Aurora University in Chicago. He is an avid golf enthusiast, and, weather allowing, spends his weekends honing his swing on the fairways.


Vision for AmCham

“I would be honored to serve on the Board of Governors of AmCham.  AmCham has done a wonderful job in promoting trade and investment between Vietnam and the USA. AmCham is a great platform for businesses to network and express concerns on current and pending government policy and regulations. I am committed to use my expertise, experience and my company’s resources to participate in AmCham’s events and activities that promote and expand trade and investment between Vietnam and the USA.

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