AmCham Vietnam 2022 Advocacy Policy Priorities – Da Nang AmCham Weekend, April 2022
- Promote Healthcare and Wellness
- Enable High-value Manufacturing and Resilient, Sustainable Supply Chains
- Unlock the Potential of the Digital Economy, Innovative, Tech Startups, and Financial Services
- Develop an Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Globally-competitive Workforce
AmCham Vietnam’s mission is to promote trade and investment between the United States and Vietnam, and serve as the “voice of American business” in Vietnam. AmCham advocates on behalf of our members to promote an enabling, fair, transparent, predictable, and efficient regulatory environment that values innovation.
We partnered closely during the pandemic with the Vietnamese government to support the dual goals of protecting lives and livelihoods during the COVID outbreaks. We were strong advocates of U.S. vaccine donations to Vietnam. We are grateful for and proud of the millions of doses of U.S. vaccines that have helped facilitate Vietnam’s impressive vaccine rollout. Now, with increased vaccinations, we are partnering to enable reopening, recovery, and rebound as we adjust to living safely with the virus.
We conduct our advocacy directly through trusted relationships with Vietnamese leaders at the Central and provincial-level, as well as in partnership with the Vietnamese Embassy in Washington. We partner closely with the U.S. Mission in Vietnam, both the Embassy in Hanoi and the U.S. Consulate in HCMC, as well as with regional and Washington DC-based U.S. Government officials.
We also advocate using our positions as a consortium member of the Vietnam Business Forum and leadership in several VBF working groups. as a member of VBI-Fast Track, as a representative to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Administrative Reform, through the U.S.- Vietnam Business Council with VCCI, and through partnerships with other chambers and business associations in Vietnam, AmChams of the Asia Pacific, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. We also hold regular dialogues with the People’s Committees of Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Binh Duong, and other provinces where our members have interest.
Many of our advocacy issues are first discussed in our VBF & Legal Committee, which holds monthly meetings jointly with AmCham Hanoi. Others arise in discussions in our 17 other industry sector committees. And our Business Intelligence events often focus on key issues of concern, sometimes with Vietnamese or U.S. government official participation.
If you are an AmCham member with a potential advocacy issue, we encourage you to raise it in one of our relevant committees or through an email to [email protected] or our Manufacturing and Supply Chain Task Force at [email protected].