FAQ – How do I find a reliable supplier in the U.S.?


Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

We want to find quality U.S. products to import and distribute in Vietnam. How can we identify and communicate with U.S. firms that want to export to Vietnam? Can AmCham provide such services or information?

Answer

U.S. Commercial Service

The U.S. Commercial Service is a unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce, and is the largest U.S. Government agency involved in trade promotion. It is the primary contact for U.S. exporters and Vietnamese importers.

If you are a Vietnamese importer, the U.S. Commercial Service will provide you with information on

  • U.S. firms seeking representation in Singapore.
  • New products from the United States available for exports.
  • Announcements of forthcoming events and visitors.

Click here to visit web sites of U.S. Commercial Service offices in Vietnam (Tiếng Việt – Vietnamese) or in Singapore. Please note that Singapore is often used as a regional Southeast Asia headquarters location by many U.S. firms, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore has more than 1,000 company members.

Commercial News USA

Click here for Commercial News USA, the U.S. Commerce Department’s bi-monthly on-line magazine featuring hundreds of products and services available from U.S. companies that are looking for trading partners in Vietnam and other global markets. Join 400,000 global readers in more than 145 countries. (Tiếng Việt – Vietnamese)

Register Online with the U.S. Commerce Department to Find U.S. Suppliers

Match your importing needs with U.S. suppliers online.

Click here to learn how BuyUSA.gov Matchmaking helps Vietnamese importers find U.S. products. (Tiếng Việt – Vietnamese)

And click here to Register Your Company with BuyUSA.gov Matchmaking.(Tiếng Việt – Vietnamese)

International Buyers Program – Visit Major Trade Shows in Singapore and the USA

Do you want to go to trade shows to meet face-to-face and partner with U.S. firms?

Singapore Trade Exhibitions are your best opportunities to get started because (1) it takes less time and money for you to to fly to Singapore to meet US partners. and (2) most US companies that want to export to Vietnam will exhibit at these regional shows—you will meet the right people in the US company with responsibility for business in Vietnam.

Click here for the Singapore 2006 Calendar of Trade Exhibitions where you can meet American exhibitors.

The U.S. Commercial Service’s International Buyer Program helps thousands of international buyers like you go to the USA each year to meet with U.S. companies at major trade shows. Click here for a list of the USA Trade Exhibitions Supported by the U.S. Commerce Department.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

Brings together industrial buyers and suppliers on a national, regional, and local level in the USA. You can search the Thomas Register of American Manufacturers by:

  • Product/Service Industrial information, products, services, CAD drawings, and more.
  • Company Name North American industrial suppliers, by company name and location.
  • Brand Name Industrial brand name products, manufacturers, service companies, and distributors of these products.
  • Industry Get detailed information directly from industrial supplier web sites, product catalogus, CAD drawings, and more.

For industrial buyers, ThomasNet is an industrial search engine that provides one source for finding the exact product, service, or supplier they need – at the exact time they need it. ThomasNet also gives buyers direct access to the detailed information they need to make a purchasing or specifying decision, including line-item product details, CAD drawings, and more.

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As a result, MacRAE’S has become the fastest growing major industrial directory in the world. With more than 1,000% traffic growth in the last 12 months, we now serve over a million visitors monthly.

MacRAE’S has detailed product and company information on over 200,000 American and Canadian manufacturers, including links to most of them.

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The Export Yellow Pages® • Bringing U.S. Products to the World®

The Export Yellow Pages® is a cooperative effort of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Global Publishers LLC that gives U.S. exporters and global importers a simple, fast, and convenient way to establish contacts and conduct business.