How to meet new U.S. import requirements for quality, safety, labor and environment, and more

When:Thu, Aug 12, 2010 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where:New World Hotel Saigon

Event Background

Trade remedies imposed on Vietnam exports are becoming more diverse. In addition to requirements relating to product quality and safety, labor and environmental standards are increasing and getting stricter. These are both “government requirements” such as the “Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) as well as “market requirements” based on consumer trends.

Often Vietnamese firms have not studied their importers’ trade policies and legal systems, both the official government requirements, and the equally important customers’ requirements. They have not used the services of international legal consultants and business service providers before infiltrating the markets, according to former Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Phan The Rue. “Vietnamese firms should study bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, and use legal consultancy services in all stages from negotiating with partners, signing contracts, implementing contracts, to dealing with disputes.”

At this event, you will learn how exporters in Vietnam can address the latest market challenges and become more competitive, how manufactures can showcase their efforts and performance ; benchmark themselves against industry or even compared with national standard, keep up to latest industry intelligence via innovative approach.

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5:30 pm  .Registration
6:00 pmWelcome and Introduction
.Presentation, followed by Q&A
6:45 pmBusiness Networking
.with hors d’oeuvres, free flow beer, soft drink, water
8:30 pmEvent ends


Member: 400,000 vnd/ea.Non-member: 600,000 vnd/ea

About David Horlock, VP, Consumer Goods Inspection & Audit, INTERTEK

David Horlock, Intertek Consumer Products David Horlock leads Intertek’s global Consumer Goods Inspection & Audit business stream. He has more than 25 years experience in helping some of the world’s leading companies and their parties across the supply chain incorporate conformity assessment in areas of quality, health, safety, environmental and social responsibility into their local and international production and trading of goods.

David has managed services on an international and regional basis and brings to clients close working knowledge of Asian markets. His previous positions include international management postings working as a CEO, Country Manager, Global Product Manager and Global Vice President for internationally recognized compliance companies in Hong Kong/China, Philippines, Thailand, Australia and UAE with exposure to 35 countries where he has seen inside the supply chains of top global consumer brands, retailers and traders.

About Intertek

For more than 100 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems.

We go beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; we help customers improve performance, gain efficiencies in manufacturing and logistics, overcome market constraints, and reduce risk. We’ve earned a reputation for helping our customers increase the value of their products, gain competitive advantage, and develop trusted brands.

Intertek is the industry leader with more than 25,000 people in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. Whether your business is local or global, we can ensure your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world. We hold extensive global accreditations, recognitions, and agreements, and our knowledge of and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles is unrivalled.

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Posted: Jul 18, 2010. Updated: Feb 3, 2013.