Update on Vietnam’s Cybersecurity Law from the Office of the United States Trade Representative

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the US-ASEAN Business Council are pleased to invite you to a briefing on the latest developments relating to Vietnam’s cybersecurity law and other major issues in Vietnam with Danial Bahar, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Services and Investment, and Marta Prado, Deputy Assistant United States Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Vietnam’s cybersecurity draft decree was released last week and is open for public comments for 30 days. The translation is available here and here, while the Vietnamese text and comment section can be found on the Government Web Portal here.

The Chamber and the Council have been working with the Vietnamese and U.S. governments and other business associations to voice the private sector’s concerns about the law. More information can be found here.


Daniel Bahar serves as Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Services and Investment. In this capacity, Mr. Bahar is responsible for the development and implementation of U.S. services, investment, and digital trade policy. Mr. Bahar previously served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Investment, beginning in 2012, leading the overall investment policy portfolio, serving as USTR’s lead investment negotiator for trade agreements and investment treaties, and representing the United States on investment matters in international forums such as the G20. Mr. Bahar joined USTR as Director of Investment Affairs in 2006. In this capacity, he led interagency and intra-agency teams in investment negotiations and on related policy issues. Before joining USTR, Mr. Bahar practiced international trade and investment law at a law firm in Washington, DC.

Marta Prado is the Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Prior to joining USTR, she worked in the non-profit sector focusing on trade and environmental policy and implementation of trade capacity building programs.  Previously, Ms. Prado was in private practice, specializing in international trade law, the World Trade Organization and bilateral free trade agreements.  She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from Georgetown University.

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This invitation is non-transferable. Please contact Javiera Gallardo at [email protected] or Ella Duangkaew at [email protected] with any questions.

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