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Vietnamese catfish exporters are concerned that the door for their products to enter the U.S. will be narrowed after a new inspection rule takes effect next month.

From August 2, all Vietnamese catfish shipments to the U.S. must be transferred to official import inspection establishments specified by the U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) for re-inspection before they can be forwarded to importers and sold to American end-consumers.

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Join other AmCham members and guests in a National Conference with Ambassador’s Roundtable discussion of key issues in Vietnam-U.S. trade and investment and outlook for 2017, and with family weekend activities. Three days/two nights package at JW Marriott Phu Quoc including accommodation, daily buffet breakfasts, Fri Welcome Cocktail Reception, Sat Afternoon Roundtable with Ambassador, Consul General, and U.S. Mission Key Officers, followed by Evening Cocktails and Gala Dinner with scrumptious cuisine and fine wines. We expect over 100 people participated in this event.

Register NOW for this stimulating weekend, with optional activities including friendly golf, excursions, spa, and simple relaxation.

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The President of the United States of America Donald J. Trump hosted the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the White House today to chart an agenda for United States-Vietnam relations, building on the positive momentum of the Comprehensive Partnership between the two countries.

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This is a sideline event of APEC 2017 organized by The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the U.S. Consulate General, and AmCham Vietnam in HCMC, on June 07, 2017 at the InterContinental Saigon, from 8:00am to 11:35am, followed by a buffet lunch.

“Meet the USA 2017” Conference, themed “How to Continue Growth in US-Vietnam Trade Relations”, will bring together provincial leaders and U.S. company representatives to share their successful stories and/or projects they did/have been done, and their development plan in Vietnam. Leaders from top 21 provinces will be present to meet with you. Officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Information and Communications, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, … will also participate in this event.

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Trade ministers from 11 countries which agreed to join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will meet in Hanoi May 19 – 20, as moves to resurrect the trade deal gather pace.  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned in November 2016 that without the world’s largest economy the TPP “has no meaning”. But Japan’s position appears to have changed. On Thursday Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso gave a speech in New York confirming trade ministers from the other TPP countries would meet in May to discuss the deal, which he said offered more than bilateral trade negotiations. 

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President Trump will visit Vietnam for the November APEC Leaders meeting,  in response to Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang’s invitation, U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson and National Security Council (NSC) Advisor McMaster confirmed to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh during his official visit to Washington on Apr 20-21 .  NSC Advisor McMaster also conveyed President Trump’s invitation to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to visit the U.S.

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After an 18-month transition period, full enforcement of USDA inspection of siluriformes fish, including catfish will begin on Sep 1, 2017. According to some Vietnam news reports, “the change will have potentially disastrous consequences for Vietnam catfish producers, because while the FDA does spot checks on a small sample of imports as they arrive, the USDA requires on-site inspections of production facilities. For countries like Vietnam, setting up an equivalent system could take years and effectively cripple the industry.”

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President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping established a new framework for high-level negotiations on a range of issues and pledged to make progress on trade negotiations within the next 100 days during meetings here Thursday and Friday, top US officials said. China Daily said both parties appeared “equally enthusiastic about the constructive relationship they have promised to cultivate.” 

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