On September 10 in Hanoi, AmCham, in cooperation with VCCI and the US Chamber of Commerce, hosted the 2nd annual US-Vietnam Business Summit. The conference featured participation from Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan. The event had a digital economy focus, and included panel discussions on cybersecurity, e-commerce, innovation, supply chains and trade facilitation, as well as regional and global trade tensions. Moving forward, AmCham, VCCI and the US Chamber, agreed to form a “Digital Economy Partnership,” to advance common interests in the development of Vietnam’s digital economy. On the sidelines of the Summit, a group of AmCham members held private meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Dung, Undersecretary Kaplan, and Ambassador Dan Kritenbrink. AmCham also led a group of members to meet with Prime Minister Phuc at his office. In all these meetings, members raised key issues including cybersecurity, data flows, financial services, and issues related to pharmaceuticals, encryption technologies, customs and import policies, and improving market access.