Weekly Update 2006-09-25: New Committees – Furniture; Logistics & SCM

PNTR and WTO Accession
Sens. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.S.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wrote a letter to USTR Susan Schwab on Sep 18 again urging her to defend the U.S. textile industry from unfair trade practices by Vietnam. They have placed holds on PNTR legislation.

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.

Textile / Garment Executive Employment Opportunities
A large US textile company seeks GM, CFO and Plant Manager for US$ 50 million new venture in Vietnam.

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.

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