Weekly Updates 2016


Dec 26: China’s NME Status, Vietnam Visas, Renew Membership, TET Holidays
Dec 19: New Board Members 2017-2018, Renew Membership, Update profile for Membership Directory 
Dec 12: FedEx CEO supports TPP; WB – VN’s Economic Outlook; Governors’ Ball Prize Winners List
Dec 05: TPP is not dead; Minimum Wage 2016; Annual General Meeting
Nov 28: TET Lunar New Year; Membership Renewal; Directory
Nov 21: Investment Funds’ Opportunity with OPIC;  Governors’ Ball
Nov 14: Administration Gives Up on TPP …? Global Product Safety & Compliance; Governors’ Ball
Sep 19: TPP benefits U.S. whiskey exports; VTV DigitalTV; GE Wind Power; Governors’ Ball
Sep 12: PM approves NCTF; Expat Explorer; Global Product Safety Conference
Sep 05: TPP helps SMEs; Customs unimproved; HCMC Smart Traffic System
Aug 29: Sen. Hatch: “TPP in lame duck;” Airports Expansion; Low Quality Coffee
Aug 22: Vietnam’s TPP Implementation; 2017 Minimum Wage; Members’ Night; Food Safety
Aug 15: Food Safety; TPP Statement; Ashley Grand Opening; Members’ Night
Aug 08: TPP prospects in “lame duck” session; Country-specific implementation plans
Aug 01: Fisheries dispute; TPP prospects in “lame duck” session; Food safety efforts needed
Jul 25: Minimum Wage, Vietnam Pension System, Customs Assistance for U.S. Exporters, TPP Update 
Jul 18: GDP up 5.5%, CBP’s “Global Entry”, Food Safety – Fish, TPP Update
Jul 11: Investor Survey 2016, TPP Update, $45,000 in Raffle Prizes for Winners
Jul 04: $45,000 Raffle Prizes for Winners, More Technical Assistance for TFA, TPP remaining issues
Jun 27: ADB supports Vietnam, cautions on SOEs; U.S. fashion firms share sourcing strategies
Jun 20: China is not a Market Economy, Food Safety not trusted, Listed firms must adopt IFRS
Jun 13: New Era in U.S. – Vietnam Relations; TPP Impact on Vietnam’s Legal Reforms; Fake Fertilizers
Jun 06: TPP in Lame Duck Session; Cargill opens 11th plant in Vietnam; Bosch invests more
May 30: President Obama in Vietnam; U.S. ITC Initiates Investigation of Steel Products from China
May 23: President Obama in Vietnam, EU Parliament: China is NME, Food Safety
May 16: Obama Visit, USTR: TPP Vote in 2016, ITC Report on TPP Impact, Coal-fired Power a Disaster
May 09: VN GDP Growth 6.3% (IMF); Drought hurts coffee production; Steel execs: China is NME
May 02: Vietnam-U.S. Relations; WTO DG visits Vietnam, highlights TFA; U.S. Steel complaint vs. China
Apr 25: Mekong Delta suffering worst drought in nearly a century; TPP trade opportunities
Apr 18: TPP: focus on implementation; U.S. Seafood imports; TPP outlook in U.S. Congress
Apr 11: Prime Minister’s meeting; U.S., China MOU to end China’s export subsidies; Members’ Night
Apr 04: One-year, multiple-entry visas for AmCits; Food safety concerns; New U.S. FDI
Mar 28: Is Vietnam ready to reap benefits of TPP? Unions in transition; U.S. leading source of FDI
Mar 21: Apple to invest $1 billion ? 500 Startups to invest; PV, Target, IFC partner for sustainability 
Mar 14: 500 Startups launches $10mm Fund, NA vote on 7 laws, Engineering Education, APBO 2016
Mar 7: People’s Committee Meeting, Vietnam 2035, Vietnam Engineering Education, APBO 2016
Feb 29: Vietnam Engineering Education Conference, Joining Global Supply Chains, Vietnam 2035
Feb 22: TPP to increase VN exports by 30%, Macroeconomic Implications, Sander Levin Opposes 
Feb 15: U.S.-ASEAN Summit & TPP, Car Sales Soar, EU-VN FTA Available Online, Dams on the Mekong
Feb 08: TET Lunar New Year; TPP signing on Feb 4; Congressional consideration of TPP
Feb 01: TET Lunar New Year; Meaningful public-private consultations needed to make Vietnam competitive – World Bank
Jan 25: TPP Entry into effect: two years, three scenarios; FDI Exports 71% of total; Walmart Supplier Development
Jan 18: ITC Hearings on TPP, ANA Buys Stake in VN Airlines, Party Congress, TET
Jan 11: Walmart Conference, Directory, TPP Hearing, Party Congress, TET, NETFLIX
Jan 04: Walmart Supplier Development; ITC Public Hearing on TPP; National Party Congress; TET

Dec 28: Party Congress in Jan; TET 2015; AmCham Scholarship 2015; Governors’ Ball Prizes, Photos
Dec 21: Season’s Greetings; AmCham Scholarship 2015; Governors’ Ball Prizes, Photos; TPP Vote
Dec 14: Governors’ Ball Raffle Winners; TPP Vote; Business Groups, Advisory Committees on TPP
Dec 7: Governors’ Ball Raffle Winners, Silent Auction; TPP Debates; ITC hearing on TPP
Nov 30: TPP 90-day notice of intent to sign, NZ offers to host TPP signing, ITC hearing on TPP
Nov 23: Minimum Wage, ITC Report on TPP, U.S. FDA New Rules on Food Imports
Nov 16: U.S. Congress TPP in 1st half of 2016? $300 million to support U.S.-ASEAN agricultural trade
Nov 09: Inadequate IP Protection in TPP, 90-day notice before signing given, AmCham Supplier Day
Nov 02: TPP Text Made Public on USTR, MoIT Web Sites, AmCham Supplier Day
Oct 26: Finance Committee Chair on TPP, 15 Best Retail Companies, More Labels with “Made in Vietnam”
Oct 19: TPA-TPP Reference Documents, Vietnam’s TPP Ratification, Customs Instructions, Cybersecurity
Oct 12: TPP Summary, Vietnam Consumer Trends, Members’ Night, Cybersecurity
Oct 05:  Marathon TPP talks to conclude Oct 4; Dengue fever in Vietnam
Sep 28: TPP Trade Ministers meet Sep 30-Oct 1; Auto rules-of-origin the key factor
Sep 21: TPP will be concluded this year; Auto rules-of-origin a key factor
Sep 14: TPP will be concluded this year, U.S.-VN Double Tax Treaty, TPP Approval Process
Sep 07: Minimum Wage 2016, AmCham Scholarship 2015, Angsana Lang Co
Sep 01: Minimum Wage 2016, Congressional Role in TPP Approval, Angsana Lang Co
Aug 31: Minimum Wage 2016, Congressional Role in TPP Approval, Angsana Lang Co
Aug 24: 3% billion FDI in textiles, Sep TPP talks restart, Textile sector in TPP, Angsana Lang Co
Aug 17: TPP 98% done, Starbucks exports Vietnam coffee, Bad debts, Fall Weekend Lang Co
Aug 10: Minimum Wage 2016, EU-VN Free Trade Agreement, 20th Anniversary Celebration
Aug 03: TPP: No deal in Hawaii, Secretary Kerry visit to Vietnam, 7-Eleven arrives in Vietnam
July 27: Textiles and apparel in TPP, Positive impact on Vietnam’s Apparel Industry; Food Safety 
July 20: 2016 Minimum Wage, Jabil to add $500 million to SHTP investment, VN Apparel Exports to USA to top $11 billion
July 13: 20th Anniversary, TPP Meetings in Hawaii, July 4th Prize Winners, More Boeings for VN
July 6: TPP to be concluded by Fall? $1.2 bn more FDI in textiles (for TPP), July 4th Prize Winners
June 29: TPA signed into law, TPP to be concluded soon;  Independence Day
June 22: Trade Bills Advance, India Invests $300mn in textiles in Vietnam, Independence Day
June 15: House approves TPA; VBF; World Blood Donor Days, Independence Day Celebration
June 8: House may vote on TPA this week; Green Bike 2015; Manufacturing Committee Visits DataLogic
June 1: House to consider TPA in June; India, Thailand, S Korea Plan FDI in Vietnam to benefit from TPP
May 25: U.S. Senate Approves TPA; Conversations with ASEAN Insiders; Vietnam: World’s Workshop
May 18: U.S. Senate Vote on TPA, TAA on May 21 ; Conversations with ASEAN Insiders
May 11: TPP Labor Standards; Why U.S. Textile Industry supports TPP; Palooza Party
May 4: VN National Assembly: “From Words to Action;” U.S. Administration lobbies for TPA/TPP
Apr 27: TPA bill approved by committees in April; by Congress before May 25 _ April 30 Celebrations
Apr 20: TPA bill introduced; Congressional leaders reach deal; Democrats civil war over free trade
Apr 13: US Defense Secretary supports TPP, Vietnam manufacturing base, Shrimp Anti-dumping 
Apr 6: Global Middle Class Spending; Tourist arrivals down, visa fees to be increased_ Uber in HCM City
Mar 30: Asian Development Outlook 2015; P&G to invest $100 million in new Gillette razor factory
Mar 23: Minority Leader Pelosi to visit Vietnam, Sander Levin leads Democrats on TPP, Vietnam accounts for 43% of Nike brand footwear 
Mar 16: Business protests curb on used equipment imports; VINATEX invests for TPP; HCMC Metro 
Mar 9: Gov’t wants more reforms; “Doing Business” Ranking; Politburo to decide Long Thanh
Mar 2: HCMC to improve business climate; PM targets needed; US officials promote TPA, TPP
Feb 23: TPP Supports SMEs, Worker Rights Concerns, On-line Shopping, A/P Business Summit
Feb 16: Tết Lunar New Year, Labor Obligations in FTAs, West Coast Port Disputes, A/P Business Summit
Feb 09: Tết Lunar New Year, Vietnam’s prudent steps toward AEC 2015, APCAC Business Summit
Feb 02: “Zombies” haunt Vietnam, “A path forward for TPP,” APCAC Business Summit, Regulatory harmonization essential for ASEAN
Jan 26: VN-U.S. discuss TPP conclusion, Global middle class consumers, FDI up for TPP, ASEAN 
Jan 19: Japan-U.S. target March TPP Agreement, ASEAN Single Market, TET Holidays
Jan 12: TPP conclusion near, New Congressional leaders support TPA/TPP, TET Holidays
Jan 05: PM receives Amb Osius, Membership Directory, TET Holidays, APCAC Business Summit


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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.

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