AmCham Hosts Workshop on Challenges of Policy and Regulatory Changes On December 7, AmCham, VCCI and the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) co-hosted a workshop to examine the challenges of policy and regulatory changes on our members. A number of AmCham members made presentations at the event and stressed that while US-Vietnam trade and investment continues to grow, continued changes in policy and regulations expose many foreign investors to considerable risks and obstacles in executing their investments. The workshop looked at specific challenges facing our member companies and specific recommendations to solve these challenges. Readers can click HERE to download AmCham’s most recent policy paper forRead More →

AmCham Welcomes New US Ambassador to Vietnam Over 150 AmCham members gathered at the InterContinental Westlake to welcome the new US Ambassador to Vietnam on Wednesday evening. AmCham Vice Chair Michael Kelly led the welcome for Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink. The Ambassador made remarks about the current state of the bilateral relationship and how he would like to see the relationship develop over the next few years, including his priorities for business and economics. He also stayed and answered questions from many AmCham members. Click HERE to see all photos from this event. AmCham thanks the following companies for their generous support of this eventRead More →

AmCham members meet President Trump and Secretary Tillerson in Hanoi A group of AmCham members and leaders participated in Saturday night’s State Dinner honoring President Trump hosted by President Tran Dai Quang. President Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and other senior members of the Administration casually chatted with many guests during the event. President Quang acknowledged difficulties in the relationship over the years and the ups and downs of history that preceded the current era of peace, stability, cooperation, and development. Quang said the present period is a ‘vibrant time of bilateral relations’ between the two countries. In his toast, President Trump said, “We have come a long way,Read More →

AmCham members meeting with President Quang at APEC On November 8, a number of AmCham members participated in a meeting with President Tran Dai Quang to discuss US-Vietnam relations and US business concerns and priorities in Vietnam. President Quang listened to key issues from US companies and spoke about the growing relationship between Vietnam and the United States. The President pledged to continue making the business climate better for US firms operating in Vietnam.Read More →

AmCham Hosts APEC Welcome Reception in Danang On Wednesday evening of APEC week in Danang, AmCham hosted a welcome reception for the US business and government delegations to APEC. AmCham Chair Natasha Ansell made remarks at the event along with new US Ambassador to Vietnam Dan Kritenbrink. Over 250 guests enjoyed great BBQ food, drinks, music, and high-quality networking. AmCham members from Hanoi and HCMC met many visiting US company executives and we thank our AmCham Corporate Partners for sponsoring “the best event of the week” in Danang. This year is the second time Vietnam is hosting APEC since acceding to the group in 1998.Read More →

AmCham Executive Directors Meet in Vietnam AmCham Hanoi hosted the Executive Directors from 15 different AmChams in Asia for a two-day retreat to discuss ways to best serve our members. The retreat featured sessions on a variety of topics including government relations, membership structures, member engagement and more. This retreat is an annual event and offers relevant discussions for AmCham chief executives. The retreat was held at The Grand Ho Tram and generously supported by AmCham Vice Chair Michael Kelly.Read More →

AmCham Expresses Concerns about the Draft Law on Cyber Security AmCham participated in a Consultative Workshop on the Draft Law on Cyber Security hosted by VCCI on October 9. The workshop was attended by various lawmakers, ministries, agencies and concerned business people. During his remarks at the workshop, AmCham Executive Director Adam Sitkoff noted that AmCham strongly supports the Government’s objective of promoting the development of the Internet and digital economy in Vietnam while ensuring data security and the protection of Vietnamese Internet users. AmCham also strongly support Vietnam’s efforts to establish a legal framework on cybersecurity. Mr. Sitkoff added that it is also importantRead More →

AmCham to Host Official APEC Welcome Reception   In cooperation with the US APEC Business Coalition, AmCham is hosting a Welcome Reception for the US Delegation to APEC on the evening of November 8 in Danang. We’ll be welcoming US government officials, US CEOs, and a great group of our members and visiting senior executives attending the APEC CEO Summit. Our guests will gather at the Holy Pig BBQ restaurant inside the Cocobay development to enjoy a great selection of food, drinks, live music and networking starting at 5:30pm. US company representatives with valid CEO Summit credentials and our AmCham Corporate Partners may attend thisRead More →

AmCham is the voice of American business in Vietnam. Since 1994, we’ve been fighting for your business and looking out for your bottom line. We are your eyes and ears – here in Vietnam, and also in Washington. AmCham listens to your needs and conveys your message in the political arena, taking action on legislative issues that impact our members’ business. AmCham does not do advocacy on single-company or single-individual issues. We do advocacy on issues that affect business sectors and/or threaten to harm the growth of trade and investment between the United States and Vietnam. If provisions of a Law, Decree or other legislativeRead More →