Administrative Procedure Reform

AmCham has been an active advocate for administrative procedure reform in Vietnam for over 15 years through our work on the Advisory Council for Administrative Procedures Reform and related efforts. Over the years, we have seen a small number of complete successes, a larger number of partial successes, and unfortunately some backsliding in many areas. Part of the challenge is that administrative procedures are spread over virtually every area of the economy and even the daily life of ordinary citizens. Each relevant authority seems to have its own strong arguments for why it should be allowed to keep its existing rules, or to adopt new rules that are no more efficient.

We believe the most important factor for a favorable investment climate is a fair, transparent, predictable, and streamlined regulatory environment – not only to attract new investment, but also to maintain and grow the investment already here. Unfortunately, our members often experience regulations that introduce new administrative procedures such as licensing, approvals, and heavy reporting requirements. Members endure daily administrative burdens which hinder their development and impact Vietnam’s competitiveness.

To hear about the government’s latest initiatives on administrative reform and to share experiences about non-productive red tape and burdensome procedures, AmCham members are invited to our luncheon on October 25 featuring Mr. Ngo Hai Phan, Director General of the Administrative Procedure Control Department at the Government Office.

DATE:      Wednesday, October 25
TIME:       12:00pm – 1:30pm
PLACE:    InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, 5 Tu Hoa, Tay Ho, Hanoi
COST:     VND 750,000 (member) / VND 950,000  (non-member)

AmCham’s Lunch ‘n’ Learn Series is designed to provide high yield learning for busy executives. These events focus on a variety of relevant topics that are of interest to our members and their team members. Guests will enjoy a three-course lunch during the discussion. Please register your participation by clicking on the button below or by calling the AmCham office (84) 24 3934 2790.