Server power cords and plugs suppliers to shift production out of China

TAIPEI — U.S. technology companies, concerned that server power cords and plugs could be used by China to access sensitive data, have asked Taiwanese suppliers to shift production of these components out of the mainland.

Lite-On Technology, whose customers include Dell EMC, HP and IBM, is building a new factory in Taiwan to manufacture power components for servers at the request of American clients that cited cyberespionage risks from Beijing, according to one executive.

Quanta Computer, which supplies servers and data centers to U.S. tech companies including Google and Facebook, has shifted production to Taiwan and elsewhere, citing security as one of the reasons, an executive told the Nikkei Asian Review.


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RE: The tariff classification of a power cord from China 8544.51.900

This item is not on any of the three lists of special tariffs for $250 billion of products imported to the U.S. from China.

The 15 best retail companies to work for in America … many are in Vietnam

Retail is the backbone of the American economy, and all roles within the industry can lead to successful, and meaningful, careers. That’s why a number of retail companies were featured on our list of the 50 best companies to work for in America. Many of the companies are AmCham companies, and offer great opportunities for Vietnamese talents. Read more

Long Hau Industrial Park commits to supporting investors

The Long Hau Industrial Park Management Board pledged to continue improving the park in order to ensure its tenants will have a stable environment for operations.

Long Hau JSC, the park developer, made the commitment at a May 26 meeting between the company, the People’s Committee of Long An province, as well as many government agencies, together more than 70 companies in the Long Hau Industrial Park, the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham) and Japanese Business Association of Ho Chi Minh City (JBAH).

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The manufacturing committee held its first benchmarking factory tour at Datalogic

Essentially, it was a standard tour, lunch, and a focused discussion on Datalogic’s successful application of 1 or 2 issues facing all our companies.  The emphasis during this tour was (1) HR initiatives that have enhanced Datalogic’s retention in addition to competitive pay, and (2) a LEAN application that increased productivity and freed up 25% more floor space.  The committee plans to do a benchmarking tour once per quarter in lieu of the monthly meeting.

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Vietnam Business Opportunities, Apr 10 in San Francisco

Join experts and business representatives from Vietnam to learn more about trade and investment opportunities in one of ASEAN’s leading economies. Read more

Morning Briefing: OPIC Executive VP – Support for U.S. businesses and development in Vietnam, Mon, Oct 28

Mimi Alemayehou, EVP, OPICOverseas Private Investment Corp. Executive VP Mimi Alemayehou is looking for opportunities to support U.S. business and projects in Vietnam with both loans and loan guarantees of up to $ 250 million/project, and Political Risk Insurance of up to $ 250 million for “non-commercial risks.” Register Online Read more

How social technology adds real value to business

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Register Online Social technologies permeate nearly every facet of our lives and seek to keep the 1.5 billion social network users engaged. Businesses assume there must be benefits of embracing social yet few can clearly identify how or what to embrace and others are yet to even start. Currently only 70% of businesses use social technologies in some shape or form yet are far from realizing the full potential benefits (1) In “How does social technology add real value to business?” you will  hear how social is transforming and being adopted by businesses as well as the latest developments in the law that impacts the use of social including Decree 72. Register Online

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Vietnam 2013 Consumer Update – the latest trends, Thu, Oct 17, 2013

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Join Ralf Matthaes, TNS Regional Managing Director, for his annual overview of Vietnam’s economy and discover the latest trends and consumer habits which have been impacted during Vietnam cooling off period.

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Vietnam’s textile and apparel machinery fair, Oct 24

Vietnam Textile & Garment 2013The 13th  International Textile and Garment Machinery Fair from October 24 to 27, 2013 at the Tan Binh Exhibition and Convention Centre (TBECC) will provide textile enterprises in Vietnam information regarding modern machinery and equipment, as well as find raw material suppliers. The exhibition will have nearly 200 companies participating from 12 countries, such as China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Italy, the US and Vietnam. With the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement expected to be concluded this year, there ia a lot of interest in developing supporting industries for Vietnam’s apparel industry, to benefit from duty-free exports to the U.S. and other TPP member countries. Read more

Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) No. 5 launched in Quang Ngai

Singapore PM and Vietnam PM launch VSIP 5Vietnam-Singapore Integrated Township and Industrial Park Group (VSIP Group) commenced work on the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Quang Ngai Province, the fifth such park in Vietnam.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong attended the ground-breaking ceremony in the central province.

The project will cover a 600-hectare industrial land in Son Tinh District and a 520-hectare site zoned for commercial and residential purposes near downtown Quang Ngai City.

VSIP Group is a joint venture between BECAMEX (Binh Duong) and Sembcorp (Singapore). In addition to VSIP No. 5, Sembcorp also announced plans to build a 1,200-megawatt coal-fired plant and a clean water project in the province.

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