Weekly Update 2006-09-11: PNTR vote expected before President’s visit

PNTR and WTO Accession
U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader John Boehner said that the House vote on PNTR was expected before the President’s trip to Vietnam. However, the vote might be the week after the November 7 congressional elections. Although approval of PNTR is widely expected, U.S. domestic politics, timing and opposition pose obstacles and create delays.

Textile / Garment Executive Employment Opportunities in Vietnam
A large US textile company seeks GM, CFO and Plant Manager for US$ 50 million new venture in Vietnam. Management experience of textile operation in Vietnam required for GM and PM. Broad financial management experience (controller-type duties) required for CFO. CFO and PM: Vietnamese required. GM: Vietnamese a plus, but not required. Read more …

American Franchise Business Opportunities in HCM City
U.S. Commercial Service in Ho Chi Minh City is helping Office 1 Super Store, Hard Rock Cafe, and Dale Carnegie find partners to develop their master franchise business in Vietnam. Company representatives will visit HCMC in October to meet with interested companies for partnership. Read more … and contact information to arrange meetings with the visiting company representatives.

Business Opportunities – Pack Expo / Process Expo in Chicago Oct 27 – Nov 2
The U.S. Commercial Service, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), and AmCham will organize and lead a trade mission to visit this cornerstone event for the food processing / packaging industry. Read more … and download a registration form.

New Committees – Furniture, Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Sep 26 is the inaugural meeting of the new Furniture Committee. Click here to Register Online for the meeting. Sep 28 is the inaugural meeting of the new Logistics and Supply Chain Management Committee. Click here to Register Online.

APEC CEO Summit, Nov 16-19, 2006. Hanoi
One of the most prestigious annual events of the region, providing opportunities for business leaders to hear presentations from and to engage in discussions with APEC leaders, policy makers, academia, and other CEOs on the most critical economic and business issues facing the region. Click here for information on APEC CEO Summit.

New Law on Social Insurance will come into effect January 1, 2007
Russin & Vecchi, International Legal Counsellors have prepared a memo that compares, analyzes and discusses the impact of the new Law on Social Insurance (LSI). Click here for a summary and to download the memo.

AmCham Scholarship Program 2006
In partnership with National University of Ho Chi Minh City (NUH), AmCham will grant up to 20 scholarships to 20 top students of NUH including: University of Polytechnique, University of Natural Sciences, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Economics.

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