Review Category : The Latest News & Events

After US President Donald Trump announced the US’ withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, history’s largest trade deal to date congregating around 40 per cent of the world’s economy seemed to have fallen through. However, the eleven remaining member states decided to go ahead with the deal and may well reach a revised agreement at APEC Vietnam this November.

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The HCM City  People’s Committee has approved the 1/2000 scale plan for the city’s second science and technology park to be built in District 9 at a cost of around VNĐ4.3 trillion (US$188 million).

To come up in Long Phuoc Ward near the Hi-Tech Park, the 200ha park will have distinct zones for research and application of advanced technologies, fabrication of high-quality products, incubation of start-ups and high-tech training for workers.

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Critics of global trade might find something to celebrate in the advent of 3-D printing.

Raoul Leering, head of international trade analysis at at ING, writes that growth in 3-D printing could wipe out almost one-quarter of cross-border trade by 2060. His review of the technology’s landscape kicks off this week’s economic research wrap, which also touches on innovation clusters, attitudes about men and women in the American workplace, and the demographics of art spending. Check back each week for a rundown of new and pertinent economic studies.

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American Chamber of Commerce invites you to a farewell dinner event with Ambassador Theodore G. “Ted” Osius III on October 24th, 2017 at the InterContinental Saigon. Ambassador Osius was confirmed in November 2014 as US Ambassador to Vietnam. During his time as Ambassador to Vietnam we have seen continued deepening ties with the US under both the Obama and Trump Administrations, at all levels of society. Vietnam is Southeast Asia biggest exporter to the US and US Exports to Vietnam has grown over 77% since 2015. Joining Prime Minister Phuc’s visit earlier this year to DC, they came pitching Vietnam’s role as one of the United States most reliable partners in Southeast Asia, and in dealing with disputes in the South China Seas. Now with Ambassador Osius retiring from U.S. Foreign Service and taking up a private position in the Education sector in California we welcome you to his farewell address to the American Chamber of Commerce. Ambassador Osius will be offering his opinions and views on the future relations between Vietnam and the US in trade, security and international relations.

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