On September 12, over 85 people joined our blood drive to replenish the diminishing supply at Hanoi’s blood bank. Special thanks to Concordia International School Hanoi and the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake for their great support of this effort. The large number of donors at this blood drive is a great reminder that social distancing does not mean social disengagement. We can all do our part to help in these challenging times. We remind members to use common sense, maintain good hygiene, and be mindful of your actions. If you are feeling sick, stay at home. Also, if you or somebody you know experiences symptoms ofRead More →

We can all do our part to help in these challenging times. Vietnam’s central region has been battling a serious Covid outbreak for the past month. AmCham Hanoi and Mondelez Kinh Do Vietnam joined forces to deliver around 15,000 packages of food and snacks this week to healthcare workers, hospital patients, poor students and low income households in Danang, the historic town of Hoi An, and Dai Loc District in Quang Nam Province. This effort was made in partnership with our friends at the Vietnam Front Fatherland in Quang Nam Province, the management of four quarantine facilities in Dai Loc District, and the Danang OrthopedicRead More →

  On March 28, over 85 people joined our blood drive to replenish the diminishing supply at Hanoi’s blood bank. Special thanks to Concordia International School Hanoi and the InterContinental Hanoi Westlake for their great support of this effort. The great participation of members at this blood drive is a great reminder that social distancing does not mean social disengagement. We can all do our part to help in these challenging times. Be patient, use common sense, practice social distancing, maintain good hygiene – and stay at home. Only go out for essentials. Most importantly, be mindful of your actions and take care not toRead More →

Survey: Business Impact of the Coronavirus The American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi conducted a survey in late March about the business impact of the coronavirus on business operations in Vietnam. The survey focused on quantitative issues such as the coronavirus’ expected impact on corporate revenues and Vietnamese GDP, as well as workplace issues such as travel and work from home policies. Survey results showed that our members remain very concerned about the economic impact of the coronavirus here. The survey took place before the newest restrictions on business activity and movement. Survey Highlights 80% of responding members are very concerned about the economic impactRead More →

Survey: Business Impact of the Coronavirus The American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi conducted a survey on February 13-14 about the business impact of the coronavirus on business operations in Vietnam. The survey focused on quantitative issues such as the coronavirus’ expected impact on corporate revenues and Vietnamese GDP, as well as workplace issues such as travel and work from home policies. Survey results showed that our members are concerned about the health impact of the coronavirus in Vietnam, and are very concerned about the economic impact of the coronavirus here. Survey Highlights 60% of companies responding now allow staff to work from home andRead More →

AmCham Hanoi hosted a reception on November 8 to celebrate its 25th anniversary featuring the United States Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur L Ross, Jr. and a visiting delegation of 17 U.S. companies. During his welcome remarks, AmCham Governor David Stone from AES Vietnam noted that, “Trade and investment are the cornerstones of the US-Vietnam relationship.” Mr. Stone added, “The energy deal my company signed earlier today is just the latest example of American companies operating across the spectrum of economy activity here – including many efforts to help Vietnam modernize and to help the country become more productive, efficient, safe and cleaner.” Speaking to aRead More →

  AmCham honored its members’ best corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs at a ceremony presided over by United States Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink on October 30, 2019. Thirty-four member firms received the CSR Recognition Award for understanding the linkages between business operations and society, and conducting business in a way that creates both long-term economic and social value. To qualify for AmCham’s CSR Recognition Award, a member company’s CSR program must receive high marks in four separate categories: (1) Attention to business objectives and societal needs; (2) Creation of long-term economic and social gains; (3) Communication and sharing of best practices; (4) Program sustainability. ClickRead More →

On May 10 in Hanoi, AmCham, in cooperation with VCCI and the US Chamber of Commerce, hosted the third annual US-Vietnam Business Summit. The conference, titled, “The 2019 U.S.-Vietnam Business Summit: Celebrating 25 Years of Trade and Investment”, brought together over 250 government and industry leaders from both countries to build on the current positive momentum in the bilateral economic relationship and to address the many areas where inconsistencies, inefficiencies, and unfair practices persist. The conference featured a keynote address by Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng. The business summit included discussions on a wide range of issues important to Vietnam’s economic development including:Read More →

On March 5, the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) concluded its 2019 Spring Business Summit, a two-day gathering of key American business leaders, diplomats, and AmCham representatives from across the region. Critical conclusions reached at this year’s summit underscore both the historic and current impact of American investment in the Asia Pacific region, and the urgent need for increased engagement by companies and American Chambers to address the shifting and uncertain global trade landscape. Specifically, a successful and timely resolution of the ongoing US-China trade dispute should create stronger confidence by US companies to deepen their investments and take further advantageRead More →

AmCham hosted a lunch event on January 18 to celebrate its 25th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the normalization of economic relations between Vietnam and the United States. Over 150 members and friends attended. In remarks at the event, AmCham Chair Natasha Ansell said, “The normalization of economic relations between Vietnam and the US opened the door for US companies and investors here.” She also announced a new program called the AmCham Leadership Development Academy to honor AmCham’s 25 years of promoting a better business climate in Vietnam for all companies and investors. The new program will offer learning and networking opportunities for youngRead More →