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Members Night, Guam Opportunities, HR System, Labour Code Draft Decrees
The presentation will discuss various HR functions, and suggest how they can be prioritized and implemented as part of an integrated approach to enhance profitability, reduce risk, and gain a long term strategic advantage. This presentation will be of interest to anyone with P&L responsibility, and especially to HR professionals. 
Events, Meetings & Special Offers

We, Mar 13  

New Members Orientatio

Join us to learn how to best utilize your membership investment. It is the perfect opportunity for new members to get familiar or reacquainted with all the benefits, events and programs offered to you to help grow your business. You will hear from Executive Director, Herb Cochran on ways to get involved through your membership.  


We, Mar 13  

Members Night and Meet the Consulate General

AmCham invites you to attend a Members Night where you can meet the U.S. Consul General An Le and his key team members. Get an update and key issues brief and learn about the many services offered by the Consulate General to U.S. citizens, AmCham companies and staff. Enjoy a cocktail reception with networking opportunities for many members. 

Th, Mar 21 

 Industrial Real Estate Outlook 


CBRE Vietnam will share its view on the industrial real estate market against challenging market conditions in 2012 and provide 2013 forecast,  based on major recent case studies on who / where / why. Join us for this informative networking event. 



"The U.S. has been negotiating market access only with those countries with which we do not already have FTAs.Those negotiations are being conducted bilaterally at a pace that is responsive to the offers from the other countries. The key county is Vietnam, a very large market. We're looking to insure that we have significant market access in areas of interest to the U.S. Vietnam is looking for improved access in footwear and textiles. We are slowly making progress on a package that will be balanced, and addresses the interests of both countries, but we have to do so in a way that is comfortable for both countries."
Open FexEx account and enjoy TRIPLE rewards. Jan 21, 2013

Open a FedEx account before Apr 30, 2013 to enjoy triple rewards when shipping with FedEx. Plus 200,000 vnd Highland Coffee coupon upon account opening*, 400,000 vnd Big C voucher when making a shipment w/i the first 30 days after account is opened,* and 30% shipping discount on FedEx International Priority and International Express sent to/from Vietnam until Jan 05, 2014."

Following the recent announcement of their merger, the Australian International School Vietnam and ACG International School Vietnam are hosting an Open Day on Saturday 16 March 2013, from 9am to 11am. The merged school will also be called the Australian International School (AIS). The Open Day,  "Experience an IB World school at its best", will provide parents who are interested in international education with  the opportunity to visit and tour AIS's main campus, in Thu Thiem. 


Only eight hours away from HCM City via convenient daily flights, Guam is an ideal destination for Vietnamese entrepreneurs and their families. It's "Where America's Day Begins."  

Guam is a great investment, travel, and education destination. 

The PepsiCo Management Trainee Program offers a long-term career by implementing an intensive Training and Development Program. Hence, dynamic and innovative fresh graduates are able to be PepsiCo Vietnam's future leaders,contributing to its Vision to become a $1B company in 2016. Please download the application form at www.pepsicocareer.com.vn and submit by 20/3/2013 

Guest chefs from New World Shanghai Hotel bring the taste of Shanghai to Saigon

MOLISA Minister Pham thi Hai Chuyen


The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has circulated a number of draft decrees guiding the new Labour Code and the new Law on Trade Unions. In accordance with Vietnam's commitments in the  Bilateral Trade Agreement, in the report of the Working Party on the Accession of Vietnam to the WTO, and as ratified by the National Assembly in Resolution No. 71, Nov 29, 2006, we are preparing for workshops and dialogue meetings with MOLISA on Tu, Mar 26..  


Vietnam would be the largest beneficiary on the TPP track and of an Asia- Pacific-wide agreement. Five factors explain this result: strong trade with the United States; the lowering of high protection abroad against apparel and footwear, which are Vietnam's principal exports; strong competitive positions in these and other manufacturing industries where China's comparative advantage is fading; high initial domestic protection; and powerful scale effects in Vietnam's principal production clusters.  


The first three factors would boost Vietnamese exports and terms of trade under the TPP. The last two amplify these benefits by stimulating productivity gains. Higher incomes in turn enable Vietnam to invest more and grow more rapidly.  

The chart show U.S. imports from TPP countries, excluding Canada and Mexico. Vietnam was already the third largest supplier in 2011, overtook Singapore in 2012, and could soon overtake Malaysia to be the leading supplier. As an export market, Vietnam ranks quite low.


Ambassador David Shear

I recently visited Thai Nguyen University (TNU) to get a close look at our cooperation with an innovative Vietnamese university.   We are pleased to partner with TNU as it builds a reputation as a regional university, increases its English language programs, and boost its efforts to teach Vietnamese youth.   


We are proud to have our Fulbrighters teach English and run programs at TNU, and we have built an "American Space" at the university to introduce students to American culture and spotlight the many scholarship programs and exchange opportunities in the United States.

News and Issues Updates


Join senior-level executives and political/business leaders from Taiwan and throughout the region, as well as the U.S., for networking and in-depth discussion of key issues facing the multinational business community. The gala dinner on March 21, held jointly with Hsieh Nien Fan, will feature a keynote address by President Ma Ying-jeou. Registration deadline for special rates on hotel accommodations is Jan 31. 


The annual Asia Pacific Business Outlook is the premier conference for exporters and investors targeting Asian markets. Get key intelligence on 17 markets by choosing from 60 focused sessions and private one-on-one consultations.


The annual AmCham Weekend offers an opportunity to review the business outlook and key trade and investment issues with other senior executives in Vietnam, and with the U.S. Ambassador and Embassy/Consulate General senior officials. The Mia Resort, nestled in a quiet bay, on the mountain pass between Cam Ranh Airport and Nha Trang city, is a haven of tranquillity. Set on the slopes of the Nha Trang Mountains, sheltered by jungle, and with its own private beach, it is unequalled in its beauty, hospitality, and quality.  

Asian Tigers Mobility, a Moving and Relocation Company won "The Best Destination Services Provider" at the Expatriate Mobility Management Awards (EMMAs), sponsored by the Foreign Expatriate Management. The panel judges commented at the award ceremony held in Hong Kong, December 2012: "Asian Tigers Mobility are very customer focused and service driven, leveraging their specialist knowledge in the Asia region." These services include: Move Management, Visa & work permit assistance, Preview trips, Home / School Search, Settling-in, Tenancy management and Departure services.
VILAF has expanded its partnership and strengthened its energy practice in a merger with LDV Lawyers, a leading energy law firm in Vietnam. The two firms believe the merger creates the largest energy team in the country and shall benefit their current and future energy clients.  
 New Metro Line to link Binh Duong New City with HCM City


The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has circulated a number of draft decrees guiding the new Labour Code and the new Law on Trade Unions. In accordance with Vietnam's commitments in the  Bilateral Trade Agreement, in the report of the Working Party on the Accession of Vietnam to the WTO, and as ratified by the National Assembly in Resolution No. 71, Nov 29, 2006, we are preparing for workshops and dialogue meetings with MOLISA in the coming days, most probably in March. We will keep you informed as to the date, time, and location of the workshops and dialogue meetings.  




Vietnam must practice prudence if it is to maintain inflation at the single-digit level as the inflationary pressure keeps rising while response policies are not enough, say HSBC economists.

Core inflation remains sticky at 12.6% y-o-y in Jan, up from 12.2% in Dec. The significantly higher core inflation, coupled with rising oil prices, means that headline inflation could increase significantly should food inflation accelerate. With China on track for a recovery, global commodity prices may rise, which means that Vietnam would have to be vigilant should it want to maintain single-digit inflation.  

The activity likely represents only a fraction of the cyber espionage that APT1 has conducted against nearly 150 victims over seven years from four large networks in Shanghai. The report explains a substantial amount of APT1's attack infrastructure, command and control, and modus operandi (tools, tactics, and procedures). The analysis concludes that APT1 is likely government-sponsored and one of the most persistent cyber threat actors that receives direct government support. In seeking to identify the organization behind this activity, ...
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