TPP: Opportunities & Challenges • How Can Vietnam Companies Become Suppliers to U.S. Buyers?

Date(s) - 10/07/2013
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Trans-Pacific Partnership – Overview and Assessment, by Fred Burke – Baker & McKenzie (EN | VN)
Trans-Pacific Partnership “How to become a supplier to U.S. buyers”, by Herb Cochran – AmCham Vietnam (EN)
How to gain TRUST & CONFIDENCE with International Buyer?, by Nguyen Ngoc Hung – Dun & Bradstreet (EN | VN)
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), by Nguyen Kim Anh – DiCentral (EN | VN)
Quality, Compliance & Sustainability, Intertek (EN | VN)
Product Liability Insurance – Conceptual Presentation, by Tran Van Luat – AEGIS (EN | VN)

TPP CountriesAmCham members join together with Vietnamese entrepreneurs from the Leading Business Club in a networking and information-sharing seminar on the Trans-Pacific Opportunities and Challenges, including a discussion on “How Vietnam Companies Can Become Suppliers to U.S. Buyers.” AmCham experts will provide detailed, specific requirements for Vietnamese companies to join supply chains of U.S. buyers, and take full advantage of the opportunities that will be offered in the Trans-Pacific Partnership FTA.  Using examples such as Wal-Mart and Lowe’s, AmCham will share details about the practical aspects of doing business with U.S. companies.

The 18th Round of TPP Negotiations will be held in Malaysia July 15- 25, and Japan will join the TPP negotiations. With Japan’s entry, TPP countries will account for nearly 40 percent of global GDP and about one-third of all world trade.



08:00 – 08:30 Registration of participants
08:30 – 08:45 Introduction and Welcome Remarks
Mr. Pham Phu Ngoc Trai, Chairman, Leading Business Club (LBC), GBIC
Mr. Mark Gillin Chairman, AmCham Vietnam (HCM City), Founder & CEO, AIM
08:45  – 09:45 TPP FTA Negotiations – Overview & Quantitative Assessment – Opportunities & Concerns
Mr. Fred Burke, AmCham Governor, Baker & McKenzie Managing Partner
09:45 – 10:00 . Tea / Coffee Break
10:00 – 10:15 Requirements to Qualify as a Supplier to U.S. Commpanies, such as Walmart, Lowe’s, etc.
Mr. Herb Cochran, Executive Director, AmCham Vietnam (HCM City)
10:15 – 10:30 Basic Requirements: D-U-N-S® Number
Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Hung, Dun & Bradstreet (Vietnam) LLC
10:30 – 10:45 Basic Requirements: Electronic Data Interchange (EDI); e-Commerce
Mr. Nguyen Viet Thang, Director, DICentral Vietnam
10:45 – 11:00 Basic Requirements: Testing & Certification: Compliance Quality Safety Labour Environment
Ms. Mayomi Wijesuriya, Consumer Goods, Intertek Vietnam Ltd.
11:00 – 11:15 Basic Requirements: Product Liability Insurance; Marine Cargo Insurance, etc.
Mr. Tran Van Luat, Operations Manager, AEGIS Co. Ltd.
11:15 – 11:45 Summary and Concluding Remarks
Mdm Vu Kim Hanh, Business Studies and Assistance Center
 12:00 – 13:00  Lunch


Registration Costs

Seminar Only  550,000 vnd
Seminar and Lunch  850,000 vnd


About the Leading Business Club

The LBC (Leading Business Club), a club of leading entrepreneurs of Vietnam, including 100 top businesses of industries and services in Vietnam, was established in February 23rd, 2008. The core of this club is from the promotion program High Quality Vietnamese Goods which has been organized since 1997 and was officially announced as one of the most important promotion program of HCM City. The government of HCM City is responsible for legally directing and organizes the club in a new model: the entrepreneurs will engage in economic and social activities of HCM City but they won’t receive money from the government – the money will come from themselves in the form of the club, self – sufficient in finance and organization. After 10 years, we now can form a club of 100 leading businesses (was officially confirmed by the Board of Governors of HCMC since April 30th, 2007) and the LBC is established.

There are now 51 members in LBC (3 in Hanoi, the rest are in Hochiminh city and main provinces) – successful, well-known for being at the top of the market, well-experienced in business and the most important is they are willing to share the responsibility with leaders of the society and communities.

The Advisory Board of this club includes 3 members: Madam Pham Chi Lan, former member of Board of Research of the Prime Minister – vice chairman of department of Commercial Industry of Vietnam, Mr. Pham Phu Ngoc Trai – Chairman and CEO of Asean PepsiCo and Vice President of Vietnam Marketing Association and Mr. Tran Kim Thanh – CEO of Kinh Do Corporation.

The members include 3 CEOs and Presidents of major investment funds and banks: Vinacapital, ACB and Dong A Bank, large enterprises (Textiles Corporation, Viettel), Dong Tam Company, the Coop mart supermarket chain, SJC, PNJ, Phu Thai Distribution company …


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