Weekly Update Jan 4: New US Import Regulations, Dalat Winter Weekend, Business Barometer Survey

Latest updates on H1N1/A Flu from U.S. Center for Disease Control, U.S. Department of State (Travel), and World Health Organization (WHO)

Sa-Su, Jan 22-24 Dalat Winter Weekend and Roundtable Join other AmCham members and guests in a networking weekend, with Chairman’s Roundtable discussion of key issues in Vietnam-U.S. trade and investment and outlook for 2010.

Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers for Members

Project 30, Administrative Procedures Review (2nd Round) Project 30, the Prime Minister’s high profile campaign to simplify administrative procedures (“APs”) for businesses, is entering its final phase, when businesses will have one final opportunity to recommend abolishment for those APs which they find burdensome for their business operations. Having played an active role in Project 30 from the program’s inception in 2007, AmCham will continue to raise our members’ concerns during the second round of review. We would therefore appreciate your feedback and input as to which APs AmCham should recommend for revision or abolishment.

Fr, Jan 8 Semillon and Seafood Barbeque at the Park Hyatt Saigon Enjoy an authentic combination of the Hunter Valley’s best-loved wine, Semillon, and the freshest, premium quality local and imported seafood at the Park Hyatt poolside every Friday from 8 January 2010.

Tu, Jan 12 KPMG International Chairman Tim Flynn Ethics and integrity are critical element of leadership at KPMG, according to International Chairm Tim Flynn. “Groups often ask what it takes to succeed. I used to say hard work, a little patience, a little bit of luck and taking advantage of breaks along the way. Now I add, and I used to take this for granted, operating at the highest level of integrity.”

We, Jan 13 The Year Ahead: Executive Summary and Outlook 2010 Well-known guest speakers from a variety of sectors will shed light on the coming business year, including their ideas about business challenges and opportunities.

Fr, Jan 15 Lunch: How to Meet Key Regulatory Challenges Facing Your U.S. Importer Customers Compliance is Critical. The USGovernment is implementing or expanding programs that place greater responsibilities on importers and their foreign suppliers. Failure to comply could have a serious negative effect on your bottom line. Learn how to succeed in exporting to U.S. customers by knowing and implementing these programs.

Sa-Su, Jan 22-24 Dalat Winter Weekend and Roundtable Join other AmCham members and guests in a networking weekend, with Chairman’s Roundtable discussion of key issues in Vietnam-U.S. trade and investment and outlook for 2010.

Mo-Th, Jan 25-28 3rd Annual Anti-Corruption Asia Congress Commercially focused strategies to manage bribery risks and mitigate individual and corporate liability under the U.S. FCPA and regional anti-corruption provisions. While you retain a competitive edge in Asia.

Th, Jan 28 Lunch: Vietnam Business Barometer Survey Nielsen Vietnam has recently released a study called Business Barometer (2nd wave) – a business leader’s sentiment survey. This is very exciting to see as most studies surrounding Vietnam are on the consumer side, but just as important, is what business leaders think, as they are the key decision makers.

Su-We, Feb 14-17 TET Lunar New Year – Year of the Tiger

APBO 2010 Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2010 Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2010 in Los Angeles. Access 15 Asia/Pacific Markets in 2 days! If you are doing business in the Asia/Pacific region, this is the one conference you can’t afford to miss. Find answers to your questions on 15 economies by choosing from 60 focused sessions and private one-on-one consultations. Get the latest information and connect with experts and insiders.

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