Information & Communications Technology Committee

Leadership Team:

Chair: Rick Yvanovich – CEO, TRG International

Vice Chair: Seck Yee Chung – Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Board Liaison: Fred Burke, Managing Partner, Baker & McKenzie Vietnam

Committee Purpose:

  1. Provide opportunities for networking and internal information activities for members and staff in the IT industry sector IT professional area.
  2. Reach out to IT organizations in Vietnam (e.g. QTSC) and Committees in AmChams, esp. Japan, Singapore, Thailand, India to promote networking, information-sharing, and business development
  1. Identify key issues for change to promote trade and investment between Vietnam and the U.S.
  2. Share information about regulatory environment and proposed changes that would affect their business, e.eg. Decree 72 and the subsequent implementation circulars.

Specific Committee Objectives

  1. Organize two or three events/activities per year for the benefit of the general membership.
  2. Create a committee of 5-10 active members that participate regularly (monthly) in committee meeting and additional (“passive”) members that may participate several times a year.
  3. Identify top three issues in the committee’s area of responsibility, field of interest
  4. Prepare issues paper/informational briefing paper/Position paper on the top three key issues. Convert issues paper/briefing paper to article for AmCham Web Site. Make recommendations to the local and national authorities to achieve objectives 3.
  5. Identify and help recruit new members for AmCham
  6. Establish relationships with other AmCham IT Committees in the region e.g. Singapore, Thailand, Japan
  7. Establish relationships with other IT organisations in Vietnam e.g. Vinasa, QTSC

ICT 2015 report & 2016 plan

Background Information

AmCham Submission to U.S. Trade Representative re Intellectual Property in Vietnam, Feb 2013
 

Below are links to recent decrees re e-commerce and social media. About 100 pages long each, and seem to have been issued without any consultation with businesses concerned.

 

Decree 185/2013/ND-CP, 15 Nov 2013 Qúy định xử phạt vi phạm hành chính trong hoạt động thương mại, sản xuất, buôn bán hàng giả, hàng cấm, và bảo vệ quyền lợi người tiêu dùng.

 

Decree 174/2013/ND-CP, 15 Nov 2013 QUY ĐỊNH XỬ PHẠT VI PHẠM HÀNH CHÍNH TRONG LĨNH VỰC BƯU CHÍNH, VIỄN THÔNG, CÔNG NGHỆ THÔNG TIN VÀ TẦN SỐ VÔ TUYẾN ĐIỆN http://vbpl.vn/TW/Pages/vbpq-van-ban-goc.aspx?ItemID=32615

 

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