The American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi is a vibrant organization that plays a key role in the commercial life of Vietnam. The Vietnamese economy is at the heart of the fast-growing Southeast Asia region. Everyone who comes to Vietnam and those of us who live here feel the vibrancy that is fueling this momentum. AmCham exists to help our members find their fair share of this burgeoning marketplace.
AmCham Hanoi was founded in 1994 to provide a network for American businesses in Vietnam, and currently has over 450 members, comprised of a diverse group of representatives from the business and development community. Our mission is to increase trade and investment between the United States and Vietnam. This is accomplished through a variety of activities, including legislative and administrative reforms, networking, business briefings, trade missions, informative publications, and much more. AmCham is the "Voice of American Business" in Vietnam - led by a dynamic Board of Governors, dedicated Committee Chairs, and a team of professional staff advocating and working on your behalf.
We welcome anyone, including Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese people who are interested in promoting business and trade links between the United States and Vietnam. Our members are united in the belief that an economic system based upon free trade, open markets and private enterprise creates employment, prosperity and stable development. AmCham supports the success of our members by promoting a healthy business environment in Vietnam, strengthening US-Vietnam commercial ties, and providing high-quality business information and resources. Members help formulate positions on trade and investment policy that are heard in both Hanoi and Washington.
AmCham is a non-governmental, not-for-profit foreign business organization licensed to operate by the Foreign Affairs Department of the Hanoi People's Committee. We work hard to help our members succeed. Whether you are looking to establish business contacts, gain insight into the Vietnamese market, expand your professional skills and industry expertise, lobby the government to enhance the business climate, or simply take advantage of our many services, AmCham can help you. In today's rapidly changing economic climate, you need to stay up-to-date and informed. You can get the most out of your AmCham membership by becoming involved in the organization and taking advantage of your member benefits. As a volunteer organization, AmCham could not operate effectively without the participation of our members and the uncountable hours they put towards our activities.
AmCham continues to encourage continuous improvements in infrastructure development, protection of intellectual property, education reform, legal certainty, and enhanced transparency in Vietnam. We will continue to bring together business and government leaders to discuss how to improve business conditions so as to promote economic and social development in Vietnam because our members believe that together, we can create an environment that enables the Vietnamese people to express their natural ambition and entrepreneurial spirit.
AmCham members are a diverse group of well-experienced professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and know-how to any company, non-governmental organization, or individual doing business or considering doing business in Vietnam. The membership is comprised of citizens from 30 different countries, representing a wide range of organizations from small businesses and NGOs to the largest multi-national corporations in the world. Some of our members have just arrived in Hanoi, and others have lived here for more than a decade. This diversity is our strength. The big and small and the old and new, working together on our long-term commitments to Vietnam, its economy and its people.
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