Weekly Update Mar 26: Antidumping Tutorial, AmCham Phan Thiet Family Weekend

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Upcoming Events and Committee Meetings

Commerce Department Tutorial on Antidumping, Mon, Mar 26
Tutorial from the experts in charge of antidumping cases about the basics of antidumping and countervailing duty. Vietnam has lost 23 of 28 antidumping cases, so this could be a useful exercise for Vietnamese and FDI firms, and their advisors. Click the link to register online early. Participation is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Sat, Mar 31 Information Session, University of Hawaii Executive MBA in HCM City (Member Event)
University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business will provide information about its new program in Ho Chi Minh City.

Chef Samuele Rossi showcases Italian delights at Opera Restaurant, Park Hyatt
Visit Park Hyatt Saigon from 3 to 10 April 2007 and enjoy an exquisite Italian food promotion at Opera restaurant, with dishes prepared by Guest Chef Samuele Rossi, Chef de Cuisine of Da Giorgio restaurant and Grand Café restaurant at Grand Hyatt Beijing.

Thu, Apr 5 TRG & Citrix Application Delivery InfraSolutions Day (Member Event)
IT executives now face the increased pressure to create new organizational efficiencies: to extract value from existing IT infrastructures, deliver business value in short time scales and manage corporate risks better. Consistent delivery of critical business applications can be that strategic lever to achieve business competitiveness. Join us at the TRG & Citrix Application Delivery InfraSolutions Day to learn how Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 can address your business needs.

Thu, Apr 5 Indochina Capital Cocktail Reception (Member Event)
IndoChina Capital cordially invites AmCham members to a Cocktail Reception to celebrate the recent listing of Indochina Capital Vietnam Holdings on the London Stock Exchange. Click the link for details and to RSVP/register for the Member Event.

10th Annual AmCham Family Weekend in Phan Thiet, Apr 28-May 1
It’s not too early to put this great AmCham weekend on your calendar. Plan ahead to avoid disappointment during this busy Spring Holiday.

Issues Updates and AmCham – related News

Asia-Pacific Council of AmChams meets Vietnam’s President Nguyen Minh Triet in Hanoi
A delegation led by Landis Hicks, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) met Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet Wednesday, March 21, in Hanoi and discussed ways to boost cooperation.

Minister of Planning and Investment meets Asia-Pacific Council of AmChams in HCM City
Minister Vo Hong Phuc said the government would conduct a complete review of the licensing administration process, at the 40th annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) themed “Asia-Pacific and ASEAN Integration Opportunities and Challenges for Local and Global Firms.”

Moody’s boosts Vietnam rating to “positive”
Moody’s has changed to positive from stable its outlook for Vietnam’s Ba3 foreign-currency government bond rating, and has assigned a Ba3 local-currency government bond rating, also with a positive outlook.

Vietnam Trade Growth Tests Infrastructure to Limits, Significant New Investment Needed
Vietnam’s transition to a market economy and the fulfillment of its potential as a trading nation could be accelerated if it fast tracks the development of world-class transportation infrastructure and logistics systems, according to new research.

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