AmCham Vietnam conducted a flash survey of our members May 28-31 to inform our discussions with Vietnamese government authorities, as well as with U.S. Mission officials. We made clear that AmCham Vietnam had no special access to vaccines.
The summary of our findings from members surveyed follows:
AmCham Vietnam members are willing to pay the cost of vaccinating their employees.
- 93% are willing to pay the costs for vaccinating their employees.
AmCham Vietnam members are willing to contribute to the costs of vaccinating the general population.
- 66% are willing to contribute to the costs of vaccinating the general population.
AmCham Vietnam members believe reduced quarantine procedures for vaccinated individuals wouldimprove their company’s ability to invest and operate in Vietnam.
- 92% said that reduced quarantine procedures would improve their company’s ability to invest and operate in Vietnam.
These findings were even higher for Senior Executive/CEO members surveyed: 97%, 76%, and 95%, respectively.
Click HERE for our survey results.
Additional Summary of Survey Comments:
- Need to secure adequate supplies of proven vaccines now to ensure health and safety of workers, maintain continuity of business operations, facilitate investment, and promote economic recovery;
- Recommendation to request USG to make available surplus vaccine supplies for Vietnam – generally, for American companies/supply chains, and American citizens;
- Need for clarity and transparency on when and how vaccines will become available;
- Desire to support vaccines for employees in an equitable way, that doesn’t take away from higher risk/priority groups;
- Willingness also to support vaccines for employee family members and broader community/general population;
- Slight preference to contribute directly to a hospital or clinic versus a government fund (56/44); that preference reversed for Senior Executives/CEOs surveyed (46/54).
- Clear preference for separate contributions/funds that comply with FCPA guidelines: one for vaccinating employees; and one as a charitable contribution for the general public;
- Willingness of private sector to partner both on financing and on rollout/distribution;
- Reduction in quarantine times for those vaccinated would improve Vietnam’s business and investment climate result – many expansion plans can’t go forward with current procedures.
The American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham Vietnam), headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, with branches in Hanoi and Da Nang, is one of the largest foreign business associations in Vietnam. Its mission is to promote trade and investment between the United States and Vietnam, and serve as the “voice of American business” in Vietnam. AmCham Vietnam represents about 550 corporate members and 2000 individual business representatives in its HCMC headquarters and Da Nang branch, and more than 700 corporate members and 2500 individual business representatives, including its Hanoi branch, AmCham Hanoi.
AmCham Vietnam’s vision is to be the most influential, strategic, and dynamic business association in Vietnam, that drives innovation and helps our members succeed. AmCham is a diverse, inclusive business association and welcomes American, Vietnamese, and international companies that share our interest in enabling a fair transparent, predictable, and efficient regulatory environment that values innovation.
This survey took place between May 28-31, with over 11% of corporate members and individual business representatives participating. LINK A separate survey was conducted by AmCham Hanoi on COVID-19 Outbreak and Vaccine Availability, May 21-22. LINK