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President Sang to visit Washington, How to partner with U.S. buyers, Exporting food products to U.S.
On Thursday, July 25, President Obama will host President Trương Tấn Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam at the White House.  The President welcomes this opportunity to discuss with President Sang how to further strengthen our partnership on regional strategic issues and enhance our cooperation with ASEAN.  The President also looks forward to discussing human rights, emerging challenges such as climate change, and the importance of completing a high standard Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. 
As U.S. buyers now are shifting to purchasing from ASEAN instead of from Chinese suppliers, Vietnamese companies need to make the most of the great chance, AmCham Vietnam said. At a seminar on the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP) organized by AmCham Vietnam and the Leading Business Club in HCMC on Wednesday, Mark Gillin, chairman of AmCham, said TPP is triggering transfers of orders and FDI to TPP members from other countries. In fact, many FDI investors have recently switched from China to Vietnam. ...
U.S. Grocery Shopping
Traveling across the United States, you can find diversity in the landscape, in the food, in the way people talk. And in the supermarkets. Why isn't the American grocery shopping experience as standardized as the American drugstore visit, or the American coffee stop? ... 
TPP Trans-Pacific Partnership
A networking and information-sharing workshop on the Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including a discussion on "How Vietnam Companies Can Become Suppliers to U.S. Buyers." AmCham experts will provide detailed, specific requirements for Vietnamese companies to join supply chains of U.S. buyers, and take full advantage of the opportunities that will be offered in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. 
Committee Activities
When:     Monday, Jul 15, 2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am 
Where:    New World Hotel Saigon


When:     Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Where:    New World Hotel Saigon
When:      Friday, Jul 26, 2013 - 9:00am - 11:00am 
Where:     New World Hotel Saigon
Events, Meetings & Special Offers

Payroll Outsourcing Services have recently become popular to many organisations but a common concern is whether they are cost effective compared with employing an individual to perform payroll management tasks. For a clearer view of the cost effectiveness of employing internal payroll staff or using outsourcing payroll services, let's look at the following analysis, based on a company with around 200 employees and assuming it will recruit one payroll specialist on a gross salary of $1,000 per month ($12,000 annually). Please click here to read more. 

On July 09, 2013, Norfolk Development Group, Ltd. (VN) was honorably awarded the President's Third-Class Labour Medals to the company and the chairman Mr. Nguyen Thanh Hoang, at a celebration of the Company's 15th Anniversary of Investment License, although the Company has operated and invested in Vietnam market since 1991. The event was held at Norfolk Mansion with the presence of representatives of the Government, Australian Consulate General, and partners and friends.


Discover a wide range of succulent US food specialties at Corso for an unforgettable lunch and dinner.

The menu highlights our signature beef cuts imported from the U.S. and cooked to perfection, such as Chicago Style Bone-in Ribeye Steak, Juicy New York Strip served with variety of the Chef's special sauces to enhance the flavors.


Our organization is embarking on a new journey. We would like to take this opportunity to announce some of the exciting changes we are making across our organization. First, effective 1 July 2013, Mark Weniberger has become our Global Chairman and CEO. We have also currently developed a forward looking vision for our organization that sets out ambitious goals for our future. We are proudly embracing "Building a better working world" as our purpose and our tagline.


Part of the first world class integrated resort in Vietnam, Laguna Lăng C, Banyan Tree Lăng C is teaming up with Laguna Lăng C Golf Club to introduce the Must Golf Banyan Tree Lăng C package. The Laguna Lăng C Golf Club, an 18-hole, par-71 championship course designed by Sir Nick Faldo, delivers a golfing experience that can be enjoyed by skilled and novice players alike.


HTH Corp. - a company specializes in luxury transport services - offers a promotion by which customers using limousine 10 seater service from July 10 to Sept. 30, 2013 shall get 10% discount. Service price: VND10,000/km. Booking at [email protected] and (84) 906 690 915

Please click the link for details.


Global Food Technologies, with its corporate offices in the San Joaquin Valley of California, is excited to assist Fresno State in inviting interested Vietnamese National Students to attend the VietAbroader Conference. The conference will be held July 20th, 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City and July 21st, 2013 in Hanoi. 


AmCham HCMC offers many opportunities to market your company's products and services to AmCham members, the business community and the general public. Our services include: 

- Event Sponsorship

- Event Management Support 

- Networking Online (Advertising) on AmCham website

- Announcement in Weekly Update Email

- Print advertising in AmCham Membership Directory 

- Print advertising in AmCham Membership Discount Handbook

- Advertising on AmCham Discount Online 

News and Issues Updates

Vietnam International Bank (VIB) signed an agreement with Texhong Yinlong, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based Texhong Textile Group, on a VND420-billion credit (about US$20 million) for the textile company to develop its $200 million project in Quang Ninh Province. Dam Bich Thuy, general director of VIB, said: "We're very proud of being chosen to provide funding and financial solutions for an FIE with large investment in Vietnam. The VND420-billion credit for Texhong will be a key to Texhong's success in Vietnam and besides, it will create 5,000 jobs for the people in Quang Ninh and nearby provinces." 
following a deadly fire and a building collapse that killed more than 1,200 garment factory workers in Bangladesh in recent months.

"I don't ever buy anything that says 'Made in China.' It doesn't work for me," said Lorna Belden, browsing the racks on a recent weekday at the Cotton Club store in midtown Sacramento.

The tragedies in November and April ripped open the unseemly side of the global clothing supply chain, ...
EVN clinched an agreement with Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) for a loan of VND14.5 trillion to build Lai Chau hydropower plant, with a total cost of VND35.7 trillion is expected to provide about 4.6 billion kWh of electricity annually. EVN fired its chairman last year [2012] after losing as much as 13.3 trillion dong ($635 million) in two years. The company is building a 33-story, twin-tower headquarters of glass and steel next to the centuries-old traditional houses of Hanoi's old quarter.
Texas Pacific Group, one of the largest private equity investment firms globally, announced signing a contract to buy 49 percent stake of Masan Agriculture valued at $50 million, a subsidiary of Masan Consumer. According to the contract, Texas Pacific Group will provide Masan Agriculture with technical knowledge and capital to help become a leading company

WB Vietnam chief economist warns of rising inflation; 8.2% by year-end
Viet Nam's Consumer Price Index (CPI) is expected to go up to 8.2 per cent by the year-end, the World Bank (WB) revealed yesterday in its economic outlook report. The figure is much higher than the Vietnamese Government's target of 6.5-7 per cent. Viet Nam's inflation this year is set to be affected by the minimum wage increase from the beginning of this month. Price hikes of electricity, hospital fees, transport and education services would also make prices strongly rise, said Deepak Misha, WB's chief economist.

The AmCham Member Discounts Program is provided as a Membership Benefit. It serves as a mutually beneficial opportunity for both AmCham Members and AmCham Discount Partners. Members must present their AmCham Membership Card to receive special, privileged discounts offered by AmCham Discount Partners. A listing of discount offers is available in the annual Membership Discount Handbook (hardcopy) and on the AmCham website
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