Vietnam Regulates Agency Observing WTO Requirement

Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology issued Monday a statute regulating the administration and activities of a newly-established agency on issues concerning WTO standardization and technical barriers.
Under the statute, the Inter-ministerial Committee on Technical Barriers is responsible for counseling the science and technology ministry on measures to ensure conformity to the WTO (World Trade Organization) agreement on technical barriers to trade (TBT agreement).

Vietnam, US Discuss Web Program To Boost Global Business

Vietnamese and US officials met Monday to discuss the launch of the Global Trade and Investment Management (GTIM) network in Vietnam, easing local business access to the global economy.
The network, a business promotion instrument that will provide information for global trade and investment, will be first launched in the central Vietnam city of Da Nang.

US Ambassador Optimistic About WTO Deal With Vietnam

The US Ambassador to Vietnam has expressed his optimism about the progress expected during the upcoming round of Vietnam-US negotiations on Vietnam’s bid to join the World Trade Organization.
Speaking to the media in Hanoi Thursday, Michael Marine stressed both Vietnam and the United States had narrowed the gap during their previous meeting in January.

Since then negotiators on both sides had maintained close relations and exchanged views on the phone or via email to prepare for the upcoming bilateral negotiation scheduled for March 27, he added.

Investors Discuss Opportunities In Vietnam, WTO Member

A meeting to discuss investment opportunities in Vietnam post-WTO membership was attended by 1,300 business and financial executives from Vietnam and 22 foreign countries.vk.jpg
Addressing the opening ceremony of the two-day forum in Hanoi Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan said Vietnam was working hard to improve its business and investment environment and bolster its legal system to suit World Trade Organization needs.

Vietnam-US Trade Fair During APEC Hanoi Summit

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) will hold a trade fair to mark Vietnam-US economic and commercial cooperation during the APEC Summit in Hanoi nexpvkNYSE.jpgt November.

The association said it planned to work with the US Embassy to organize the fair which it expects would attract hundreds of Vietnamese and US companies.

US Trade Mission Scouts ‘New Frontier’ In Vietnam

The largest-ever business delegation from the US started Wednesday a four-day working visit to Vietnam, scouting for investment opportunities in what they are calling ‘the latest regional frontier’.
The delegation is led by Mathew P. Daley, president of the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) and Virginia Foote, head of the US-Vietnam Trade Council (USVTC).doanhnghiepmy_067_06.gif

Vietnam’s New WTO Talks To Begin This Month

Vietnam will conduct a new round of multilateral negotiations for entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Switzerland this month, said the trade ministry Tuesday.

Set for March 19-23 in Geneva, top issues for this 11th round relate to international treaties and state subsidy policies - the most vital discussion in relation to Vietnam’s admission to the WTO, the ministry said.

Finance Ministry, Microsoft Cozy Up

Intel Chief Visits Ho Chi Minh City


Governement In Action

Prime Minister Phan Van Khai has given his approval to a plan on the further development of the telecommunications and Internet sectors during the next four years.phanvankhai_173.gif

Under the plan, telecom infrastructure in Viet Nam will be developed to the standard of other countries in the region.