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Members Night, ICT Networking, General World, US Independence Day Celebration
18th Round to be held in Malaysia July 15th - 25th.In their work during this 10-day round, the negotiating groups covering services, government procurement, sanitary and phytosanitary standards, trade remedies, labor, and dispute settlement moved their work forward significantly. The TPP countries also successfully advanced work on the other legal texts, including technical barriers to trade, e-commerce, rules of origin, investment, financial services, intellectual property, transparency, competition, environment and other issues. On the more challenging issues of intellectual property, competition, and environment, negotiators had productive discussions and agreed on next steps to continue their work.  


AmCham ICT Committee
We, May 29

AmCham Members Night and Meet Consulate General 


AmCham held a well-attended Members Night, with networking cocktails and buffet reception. The cocktail reception offered networking opportunities for one-on-one conversations with the Consulate General Team, AmCham Governors, fellow members, and especially to meet new members. Chairman Mark Gillin gave "In Appreciation" Awards to key officers from the U.S. Consulate General. 

We, Jun 5

Business Lunch: Generation World


David Sable's thesis - 'Generation World' - describes a generation neither defined by its age nor by its language, but rather by its mindset. Today's global generation belongs to the world personally, proactively and provocatively and shares a lot more in common than ever before.  

Fr, Jun 7

AmCham ICT Committee Networking Event: Marketing meets Technology


The industrial era was about building things, the social era is about connecting things, people and ideas. In Marketing meets Technology we discover what all the fuss is about and how technology can help to bring some order and automation to Marketing in the Social Era. 

Committee Activities
When:     Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 - 5pm - 6pm
Where:    Baker & McKenzie Offices

When:     Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 - 8:45am - 10:15am
Where:    Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon
When:     Monday, Jun 17, 2013 - 8:00am - 9:30am 
Where:    New World Hotel
Events, Meetings & Special Offers

Come and join us to showcase your organization and to attract VEF Alumni to enter your employment workforce! 

The VEF Alumni Conference is an excellent occasion to promote your organization and forge future relationships with the leaders of Vietnam in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. Please click here for further information about VEF, registration procedures, and sponsorship opportunities for the Conference. 

When: June 5, 2013 | Where: Rex Hotel , 141 Nguyen Hue, District 1, HCMC


The Quang Ngai People's Committee and VSIP J.V., Co., Ltd wish to invite you to attend the Investment Promotion Conference : "Quang Ngai - New Opportunities for Investment". 

The aim of this conference is for the Quang Ngai's Leaders to provide participants an insight on the current investment climate and the competitive advantages of investing in Quang Ngai Province. 


Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is celebrating its centennial anniversary of delivering performance, innovation, commitment and knowledge to its communities. The Trane locations in more than 50 countries around the world commemorated this milestone with events throughout the month of April. 

The most anticipated technology event is back! Be the first to find out about the latest innovations and technologies in cloud, big data and security-at the IBM Technology Conference & Expo 2013 in Hanoi May 23 and Hochiminh City June 06. Experience a day of breakthrough ideas, innovative answers, technology exhibits, expert panel discussions and great networking opportunities only at the largest exhibition of IBM and business partner solutions.  


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News and Issues Updates

To support its fast expansion and suit the needs of customers in Vietnam
.The new investments will enable DHL Supply Chain to widen its warehouse space in Vietnam to more than 141,000 square meters by 2015 from 91,000 square meters at present. The company also plans to grow the transportation fleet by over 160% to deploy more than 100 vehicles in the next two years. DH expected to grow its staff strength by over 170% from its current 800 employees in its operations in Vietnam in the next three years, after  doubling its headcount in Vietnam in the last three years from 400 to the current 800 staff. "Growing talent and training is key for DHL.".
In 2011, SOEs posted a ratio of net profit to capital invested of 59 percent, while the figures at private and foreign segments were as high as 80 and 93 percent,. 13 leading SOEs collectively posted accumulated losses of VND48.99 trillion ($2.34 billion). Electricity of Vietnam accounted for 78 percent of the losses. Le Dang Doanh, former head of the Central Institute for Economic Management, said SOEs could increase capital more easily and were likely to edge out private and foreign firms to win bids for major projects. 
After Bangladesh, Seeking New Sources

When a senior executive from one of the largest American mass-market retailers called last week with worries about suppliers in Bangladesh and plans for a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia to seek alternatives, the  advice: "I told him to add a stop in Indonesia." The relentless search for new locations has taken on more urgency after the deadliest industrial accident in the global garment industry's history, a multistory factory collapse in Bangladesh that left 1,127 people dead. 
$40 million high-quality cotton yarn factory with 25,920 spindles. The parent company, established 1919, is one of the leading yarn and fabric manufacturers in S Korea. The factory's designed production capacity of 6,600 tons of yarn per year. When the plant is extended in its second and third phase (with registered investment of $160 million), it will be the largest mill in Asia, said Kim Joon, General Director of KyungBang Group.

Rumor says Google makes more money in Vietnam, a country of about 90 million, than in Indonesia, a country of almost 250 million people. Vietnamese companies are obviously eager for business and growth, and Vietnamese consumers are eager to shop. So Google Adsense coming makes sense, especially as smartphone usage booms in the country. In the announcement, Google also posted Vietnam's "hockey stick growth" for internet penetration. Google can no longer ignore Vietnam:
Six industries including consumer electrics/electronics, food processing, ship building, agriculture machinery, environment and energy saving, automobile/car part manufacturing have been defined as the six key industries which would receive the special support to develop within the framework of the Vietnam - Japan cooperation program.
Bribery within Vietnam's public sector remained widespread and even continued to increase in 2012, according to results of a national surveyCenter for Community Support and Development Studies (CECODES), the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). 44 percent of respondents to the survey nationwide agreed that it was necessary to pay bribes in order to obtain public sector jobs, up from 29 percent from 2011. Bribery was required to access medical care and secure land-use rights increased 11%, up to 42% and to 32% percent respectively.
The National Steering Committee for Tourism will present to the Government draft policies meant to make it easier for international tourists to come to Vietnam, including the loosened visa policy proposal. An official of the Vietnam National Tourism Administration told the Daily that the visa-free policy should be maintained for the seven major markets, including Japan, South Korea, Russia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Besides, the visa-free stay for tourists should be 30 days instead of 15 days like now.

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