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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.

The American Chamber of Commerce of Vietnam and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Southeast Asia Program and Global Innovation Policy Center invite you to join a conversation on intellectual property (IP) and innovation in Vietnam. The program will highlight the 2018 U.S. Chamber International IP Index “Create,” which benchmarks the IP environment in 50 economies around the world, including Vietnam. The Index illustrates how embracing an effective IP regime can stimulate job creation, increase foreign direct investment, and create a more dynamic economy. Please join us for a discussion on the ways a robust IP regime, backed by effective enforcement efforts, will help drive Vietnam’s economic growth and global competitiveness.

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Text of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, as provided by Federal News Service:

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, first lady of the United States, and my fellow Americans, less than one year has passed since I first stood at this podium in this majestic chamber to speak on behalf of the American people and to address their concerns, their hopes and their dreams. That night, our new Administration had already taken very swift action. A new tide of optimism was already sweeping across our land.

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