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Weekly Update July 26: Energy & Infrastructure Arbitration, Project 30, U.S. Voters Registration

We, Jul 28 Seminar: Developing a Low Carbon Economy

Fr, Jul 30 International Energy and Infrastructure Arbitration: A Vietnam Perspective

Th, Aug 12 How to meet new U.S. import requirements for quality, safety, labor and environment

Project 30: Administrative Procedures Reform: Update (Jun 15, 2010)

Two Web Sites for Overseas U.S. Voters: Online Voter Registration & Ballot Delivery

Events, Meetings, Activities, and Special Offers for Members

EPLegal supported the 1st offshore syndicate facility in Vietnam On Jul 21 at PetroVietnam Head Office in Hanoi, for the first time a syndicate of six top local and international banks in Vietnam have signed a syndicate loan agreement with a Singaporean FPSO owner – PVKEZZ Ltd. For financing its FPSO investment project with the total value of US$227 Million. This is the first known overseas loan in Vietnam approved by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), where EPLegal has been acting as the Borrower’s legal counsel.

We, Jul 28 Seminar: Developing a Low Carbon Economy A seminar to further business dialogue and awareness of topics related to fostering a low carbon economy. The objective is to share international and regional experience on carbon and energy issues, and on current priorities and challenges related to carbon emissions reduction and energy efficiency in the region.

Fr, Jul 30 International Energy and Infrastructure Arbitration: A Vietnam Perspective The Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) in partnership with The Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC) will host a half-day seminar to examine the latest regional developments in dispute management and arbitration in the energy and infrastructure sectors. The conference will take place on Jul 30, 2010 at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. The keynote speaker at the Conference will be Mr K Shanmugam, Singapore Minister for Law. Click the link for details and a registration form.

Th, Aug 12 How to meet new U.S. import requirements for quality, safety, labor and environment Requirements imposed on U.S. imports from Vietnam are becoming more diverse. In addition to requirements relating to product quality and safety, labor and environmental standards are increasing and getting stricter. There are both “government requirements” such as the “Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act” (CPSIA) as well as “market requirements” based on consumer trends, such as the “Sustainability Product Index.” At this event, you will learn how exporters in Vietnam can address the latest requirements, become more competitive, and increase their sales.

Project 30: Administrative Procedures Reform: Update (Jun 15, 2010) Vietnamese citizens and businesses have high expectations for Project 30 with its enormous target of reducing administrative procedures (APs) to save AP compliance costs, ensure openness and transparency of the administrative system, and to overcome needless and costly red tape.

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News and Issues Updates

Virginia resident sentenced to 37 months in prison for bribing foreign government officials

Vietnam Airlines Selects Pratt & Whitney for Fleet Management Program

POSCO expands steel production in Vietnam to 285,000 tons/year by 2014

BP rises after agreeing on $ 7 bIllion sale of fields to Apache to pay for Gulf of Mexico oil spill cleanup. “It’s a nice tidying up of the portfolio,” said an analyst at Brewin Dolphin Ltd., which overseas more than $ 31 billion in London, including BP shares. “If they can get rid of Vietnam and Pakistan assets as well, even better.”

Clinton urges legal resolution of Eastern Sea Dispute: says claimants should pursue their disputes in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea rather than through coercion.

India Oil Minister: Vietnam Agreed to Let ONGC Buy BP Stake

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Recent Events and Information Resources on AmCham Web Site

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Project 30 Updates: Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Administrative Procedures Reform, Jun 15, 2010.

“China Plus One = Vietnam and ASEAN Presentation at Asia-Pacific Business Outlook, Apr 19, 2010.

Real Estate Market Update Presentation by CBRE Vietnam at Real Estate Networking Night, Apr 21, 2010.

Bitexco Financial Tower in HCM City Presentation by Turner International at Real Estate Networking Night, Apr 21, 2010.

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