Today, the value of being a good corporate citizen goes beyond the pride and satisfaction of providing simple altruistic support for worthy goals. Strong and consistent CSR policies have become a cornerstone of the identity of many brands with customer bases that strongly identify with causes championed by businesses, from ethical sourcing to contractor working conditions to carbon footprints and a thousand other issues in between. Even in this challenging time of uncertainty and anxiety, AmCham members stepped up their CSR efforts to help address society’s needs during the Covid-19 crisis. AmCham is proud of what our member companies do to give back to Vietnam,Read More →

Over 150 members, friends, and government officials joined together to bid farewell to U.S. Ambassador Dan Kritenbrink on April 13 in Hanoi. The Ambassador has been a great friend to AmCham members, and a great friend to Vietnam – not only during his tenure as Ambassador, but also in his previous work in Washington. He has shown great respect for Vietnam’s culture and people and he has worked hard on the issues most important to our business community. The event closed with a presentation by the AmCham board and a surprise appearance by Vietnamese rapper Wowy! Click HERE to view images from the event andRead More →

Congratulations to the 2020 AmCham Scholars Eleven years ago, AmCham began a program to recognize outstanding final-year undergraduate students in Hanoi who demonstrate leadership through academic performance, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and possess good English-language skills. Hundreds of students from Hanoi’s best universities spent over three months competing to become AmCham Scholars. After submitting a profile video on YouTube, completing a 30-question written application, and taking an English-language exam, we then interviewed the top 55 candidates to choose the 2020 AmCham Scholars. We had a very difficult time choosing from the many qualified applicants and tough decisions had to be made. Congratulations to the 20Read More →

AmCham honored its members’ best corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs at a ceremony presided over by United States Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink on December 8. Thirty-two 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. Click HERE to viewRead More →

AmCham, in cooperation with VCCI and the US Chamber, hosted the 2020 US-Vietnam Business Summit on October 9 in Hanoi. The Summit, titled, “Trusted Partners Prospering Together”, brought together government and industry leaders from both countries to discuss ways in which to promote expanded trade and investment and new opportunities to help fuel Vietnam’s post-Covid economic recovery. Guests filled the Sheraton ballroom and hundreds of interested people viewed the summit live on YouTube and Facebook. The event featured in-person and virtual participation by many current and former officials from the two countries, highlighted by remarks from former US Secretaries of State John Kerry and MadeleineRead More →

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: COVID-19 Outbreak and Vaccine Availability The American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi conducted a survey on May 21-22 about the impact of the latest COVID-19 outbreak on business operations in Vietnam. The survey focused on business operations, travel and activity restrictions, burdensome procedures for in-bound arrivals, and the availability of vaccines in Vietnam. Survey results showed that our members remain concerned about the economic impact of the coronavirus here. Survey Highlights The coronavirus outbreak is causing anxiety and uncertainty across all business sectors in Vietnam. Biggest challenges are a lack of available vaccine to protect their team members, and not being able to bringRead 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 →