The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, represented by its Ho Chi Minh City Chapter, (AmCham), the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the establishment of the Vietnam Trade Facilitation Alliance (VTFA). The MOU was witnessed by representatives of leading business associations, including VITAS (Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association), LEFASO (Vietnam Leather, Footwear, and Handbag Association), HAWA (Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City), and LBC (Leading Business Club). Read more
It will help countries reform their trade facilitation practices in a manner consistent with the main components of the new WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), signed in Bali, December 2013.
The Program will focus on the effective implementation of trade facilitation reforms in developing countries to enhance private sector competitiveness, thus leading to increased trade, investments and job creation. Read more
After three month selection process, Intel Products Vietnam June 24 awarded scholarships to 22 top engineering students under the second cohort of the Intel Vietnam Study Abroad Program.
The students were selected from six technical universities in Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, HCMC University of Technical Education, HCMC University of Natural Sciences, HCMC International University, Hanoi University of Technology and Danang University of Technology, after passing three rounds of competitive examinations.
The scholarship winning students will study at Portland State University in the US during the academic years 2010-2012. The total values of the 50 scholarships both cohort 1 (2009-2011) and cohort 2 (2010-2012) is approximately VND76 billion (US$ 4 million).