AmCham’s objective is to promote trade and investment between Vietnam and the United States, in particular by working to improve business conditions. One of the key activities of AmCham, as provided for by the DECREE OF THE GOVERNMENT Promulgating the Regulations on the Establishment of Foreign Business Associations in Vietnam, Decree No. 08/1998/ND-CP, dated 22 January 1998, is: ” … to represent the Association in putting forth proposals and measures to Vietnamese state management authorities for the purpose of protecting the lawful rights and business of member businesses and contributing to the creation of a healthy business environment.”
Vietnam has made commitments to transparency and consultations with businesses to be affected by laws and regulations in the Bilateral Trade Agreement, in the report of the Working Party on the Accession of Vietnam to the WTO, and as ratified by the National Assembly in Resolution No. 71, Nov 29, 2006.