U.S.-Vietnam Conference Explores Digital Economy Issues and Opportunities

On September 10, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AmCham Hanoi, and the Vietnam Chambers of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) hosted the 2nd annual U.S.-Vietnam Business Summit in Hanoi. The conference featured participation from Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan. The event had a digital economy focus, and included panel discussions on cybersecurity, ecommerce, innovation, supply chains and trade facilitation, as well as regional and global trade tensions. Moving forward, the Chamber, VCCI, and AmCham have agreed to form a “Digital Economy Partnership,” to advance their common interests in the development of Vietnam’s digital economy.

Senior representatives and member companies of the Chamber and AmCham also held private pull-aside meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Dung, Undersecretary Kaplan, and U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Dan Kritenbrink. The group also visited with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. In all these meetings, members raised key issues including cybersecurity, data flows, financial services, and issues related to pharmaceuticals, encryption technologies, automobile policy, and others. For more information, contact Javiera Gallardo at [email protected].
Above: A panel discussion at the U.S.-Vietnam Business Conference. (L-R:) John Goyer (at podium), Executive Director, Southeast Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Dan Kritenbrink, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam; Dr. Vu Tien Loc, President, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Trinh Dinh Dung, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam; Gilbert Kaplan, Under Secretary for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Pham Quang Vinh, former Vietnamese Ambassador to the United States and current Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs.


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