August 4: Trade Council Meeting with U.S. Ambassador Designate to Vietnam Michael Marine
August 3: Trade Council Meeting with Assistant Secretary of State James A. Kelly
July 22 - 23: Deputy USTR Josette Shiner visit to Hanoi
June 15: Closing of 5th Session of Vietnam's National Assembly XI, May 11 - June 15, 2004
June 2: "Do
Visa Delays Hurt U.S. Business?" -
results and analysis on behalf of Aerospace
June 1: Phillips Fox Launches Vietnam Law Database, www.vietnamlaws.com
May 20: Meeting for Trade Council Members with Deputy USTR Josette Shiner.
May 20: USVTC and Embassy of Vietnam reception in honor of Vice Minister of Trade Luong Van Tu on the occasion of the U.S. Vietnam BTA Joint Committee
May 18: USVTC Update of Recent and Upcoming Activities
May 12: U.S. House of Representatives Passes H. Con. Res. 378 Urging the Release of Father Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly
May 6: Confirmation by the Senate, Michael W. Marine, of Vermont, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
May 3: USTR Special 301 Report
April 29: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Vote for Ambassadorial Nominees, including Ambassador Designate to Vietnam, Michael Marine. Senate floor vote still required.
April 22: Confirmation Hearings for U.S. Ambassador Designate to Vietnam, Michael Marine, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
April 13: Trade Council meeting with John Boardman - Deputy Chief of Mission (Beginning Summer 2004), U.S. Embassy, Hanoi.
April 5 - 8: WTO Deputy Director General Rufus Yerxa visits Hanoi to work with Vietnam's WTO Negotiation Team . Meetings with Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan, Minister of Trade Truong Dinh Tuyen and other senior government officials. WTO Luncheon hosted by Embassy of New Zealand.
March 17: Joint Workshop on WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism for HCM University of Law and Ho Chi Minh Bar Association by Victoria Donaldson - WTO Appellate Body Secretariat
March 8: Workshop on WTO Dispute Settlement for Hanoi Law University by Victoria Donaldson and Jan Bohanes - WTO Appellate Body Secretariat
S. Res. 311
February 21-28: USAID/USVTC Study Mission on IPR Enforcement
Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia and Pacific Affairs,
"Trade and Human Rights: The Future of U.S.-Vietnamese Relations."
U.S.-Vietnam BTA: Survey of U.S. Companies on Implementation Issues"
- Report & Interviews by the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council Education Forum.
Click here to see the Report in
Vietnamese (tieng viet).
December 16 - 17: Workshop for Hanoi Law University, HCM Law University, and Ministry of Justice with Viet Dinh - Associate Professor, Georgetown University
December 5: U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council & US ASEAN Business Council host banquet in honor of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan's Visit to Washington and 2nd Anniversary of the BTA.
December 1: Launching Workshop with Hanoi Law University
November 30 - December 6: USAID/USVTC Study Mission to Washington, DC and New York City on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
November 22: Workshop with Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association
October 25 - November 1: USVTC/USAID Study Mission to Wellington and Auckland, NZ on Financial Services and Fiscal Impact of Trade Liberalization
September 28 - October 10: Visiting Fellows from Hanoi & HCMC Law Faculty Participate in Harvard University Kennedy School Executive Program on The Practice of Trade Policy: Economics, Negotiations and Rules.
October 5 - 10: Minister of Planning & Investment Vo Hong Phuc Visits Washington, DC and New York City. U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council and US ASEAN Business Council co-host a breakfast in his honor. U.S.-Vietnam Investment Seminar, New York City, 9 October.
October 3: Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs James Kelly addresses a conference on U.S.- Vietnam relations in Washington organized by SAIS and Vietnam's Institute for International Relations
September 2003: Update on Upcoming Trade Council Activities and Technical Assistance Programs.
September 29 - 30: The Impact of Tariffs: Econometric and Empirical Analysis in Support of WTO Accession - Technical Assistance Program in cooperation with Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Vietnam Ministry of Finance.
September 23: Ambassador Burghardt and Deputy Chief of Mission Bob Porter host dinner for USVTC/USAID Study Mission Delegates.
September 16 - 20: Minister of Trade Truong Dinh Tuyen Visits
Washington, DC - Trade Council hosts Luncheon in his honor.
Sponsors include ACE, Boeing, Oracle, PHRMA, New York
Life International and
September 10 - 14:
Vice Minister of Trade Luong Van Tu Heads
Delegation to WTO Ministerial in Cancun.
Cato Adrian Interview
(Vietnam News - August 7, 2003)
July 19 - 27: USVTC/USAID Agricultural Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Study Mission to Washington, DC & Oklahoma
July 12 - 19: USVTC/USAID Telecom Study Mission to Washington, DC
July 15 : House vote on Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) sanctions amendment on H.R. 1950 - Foreign Relations Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2004 and 2005
July 7: The Ministry of Justice and US-Vietnam Trade Council (USVTC) signed a project memorandum on assistance to international trade law training project
July 1: USVTC Workshop on Trade in Services at the Ho Chi Minh City University, School of Law
June 5: Ambassador Ray Burghardt briefs a group of Congressional staffers on US-Vietnam relations, organized by USVTC and House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee
May 29: President Bush transferred to Congress the one year renewal of the Jackson-Vanik 2003 waiver for Vietnam
April 25: U.S. and Vietnam Sign Textile Agreement
April 3: Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) Introduces Vietnam Human Rights Act (Press Release)
March 25 - April 2: USVTC/USAID Intellectual Property Rights Study Mission to Washington, DC
February 22 - March 1: USVTC/USAID State Bank of Vietnam Study Mission to Washington, DC