June 16-20, 2008: Business Development Mission to Vietnam led by Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion and Director General of the U.S. Commercil Service Israel Hernandez

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June 24-27, 2008: Vietnamese Prime Minister to visit the United States

June 22 – 28, 2008; Infrastructure for WTO Vietnam in the WTO Economy; Ho Chi Minh City, China and Singapore

July 2008 (tentative): Steering Committee Study Mission

May 11-23, 2008: Study Mission on Metrology, Accreditation, Standard and Quality (MAS-Q)

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April 30, 2008: U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council President in People's Army Newspaper

April 24, 2008: A Special Report on Vietnam by The Economist

April 3 - 12, 2008 in Washington, DC: Study Mission on Rule of Law and Legislative Reforms

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Mid March 2008 in Hanoi, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City: Introductory Seminars of U.S.-Vietnam Business Leadership & Development Exchange Program

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March 12, 2008 in Washington, DC: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on the U.S.-Vietnam Relationship

March 3, 2008 in Hanoi: Vietnam Prime Minister's Official Letter 319 on Anti-Inflationary Measures

October-December 2007 Newsletter

January 30, 2008 in Washington, DC: Lunar New Year reception hosted by Vietnam Ambassador to the U.S. Le Cong Phung

January 24-25, 2008 in Hanoi: Education Conference hosted by the U.S. Embassy

January 22 in Washington, DC: Vietnamese Ambassador Le Cong Phung Presents Credentials to U.S. President George W. Bush

December 17 in Washington, DC: United States and Vietnam Hold First Meeting Under Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

December 12-17 in Washington, DC: Administrative Reform Study Mission

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December 5-14 in Los Angeles and Washington, DC: Trading and Distribution Rights Study Mission

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Vietnam's Foreign Investment Tripled to $31.6 Billion (Update1), June 30

Vietnam Inflation Slowed in June, Prime Minister says (Update1), June 26

Vietnam's Premier to Shake up State Companies, Wall Street Journal, June 23

Hanoi Party Tricks, Wall Street Journal, June 19

High interest rates increasing further, businesses perishing, VietnamNet Bridge, June 11

Raising interest rates, banks still lack VND, VietnamNet Bridge, June 10

IMF says it isn't in talks with Vietnam on loans, ThanhNien News, June 10

Global financial firms still believe in Vietnam's bright future, VietnamNet Bridge, June 10

Goldman Sachs: Three reasons for optimism about Vietnam's economy, CPV Online, June 5

Inflation Fuels Vietnam Strikes,The Wall Street Journal, June 3

Hanoi real estate market enters hibernation, VietnamNet Bridge, June 3

For Vietnam related programs of the US-ASEAN Business Council, please click here.

Launched in April 2006, the US-Vietnam WTO Coalition is a coalition of companies and organizations which strongly support Vietnam's accession into the World Trade Organization and overall improvements in US-Vietnam relations.

As Vietnam hosted APEC in 2006, the US-ASEAN Business Council chaired the US-APEC Business Coalition. Click here to get more information on the APEC page of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council website.

In December 2004, the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) and US-Vietnam Trade Council joined forces and integrated their efforts in the United States and in the region.

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President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Dung of Vietnam

Photo: President George W. Bush exchanges handshakes with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dzung of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, during their meeting Tuesday, June 24, 2008, in the Oval Office of the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper

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President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Dung of Vietnam, Whitehouse, June 24th

Bush Discusses Trade, Human Rights with Vietnam's PM, VOA, June 24th

Study Mission on Rule of Law and Legislative Reforms
April 3-12, 2008

Photo: Congressman James P. McGovern with Vietnam National Assembly's Law Committee Chairman Nguyen Van Thuan and the delegation
April 8, 2008 (USVTC)

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Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung Attends UN General Assembly, September 24-29, 2007

Photo: PM Nguyen Tan Dung and USVTC-EF Chairman and Former Ambassador Pete Peterson with their spouses at the banquet hosted by the Vietnamese Mission in New York,
September 26, 2007. (VNGOP)

Photo: PM Nguyen Tan Dung rings the opening bell at the NYSE,
September 28, 2007. (VNGOP)

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Prime Minister meets US business giants, VNGOP, September 29

Prime Minister meets UN Secretary General, VietNamNet Bridge, September 28

PM gains support for Viet Nam's UN security council bid, Vietnam News Agency, September 26

PM Nguyen Tan Dung sits down with Wall Street Journal, Vietnam News Agency, September 26

USVTC President Virginia B. Foote is awarded the Vietnamese Government Medal of Friendship by Deputy Prime Minister and
Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem
July 26, 2007

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President Bush Welcomes President Nguyen Minh Triet of Vietnam
to the White House

Photo: Vietnam's President Nguyen Minh Triet shakes hands with President Bush in the Oval Office, June 22, 2007. (Reuters)

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Vietnam and America (By H.E. Nguyen Minh Triet)

Presidents Bush and Triet's White House Remarks

Vietnam Calls for More U.S. Investment

Viet Kieu to Get Visa Exemption from September

Vietnamese President's US Visit Attracts Front Page Coverage

Wall Street Journal Issues Special Insert on Vietnam

Two Sides to Triet's U.S. Visit

U.S., Vietnam to Cooperate on Agent Orange Damage

Bush Pushes Vietnam Leader On Human Rights

USVTC President Virginia Foote's interviews with Radio Free Asia, and BBC Vietnamese on Vietnam President Triet's Visit to the U.S.

Vietnam's WTO Membership and U.S.-Vietnam Normalization Celebration
in Washington DC (January 11, 2007)

Photo: With the presence of Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien [C] and co-chairman of the US-Vietnam Congresional Caucus Earl Blumenauer [L], Senator Jim Webb speaks to the audience at the January 11 reception.

Vietnam's WTO membership took effect on January 11, 2007. In celebration of this event and US-Vietnam normalization, the Council and the Embassy of Vietnam co-hosted a reception on January 11 for over 400 guests at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Attendants to this event included Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien, Assistant Secretary of State Christopher R. Hill, Senator Jim Webb, Representative Earl Blumenauer (the new co-chair of the US-Vietnam Congressional Caucus), former U.S. Representative Rob Simmons (former co-chair of the Caucus). During this reception, USTDA Director Thelma Askey also presented Ambassador Chien with the USTDA's 2006 Country of the Year honor for Vietnam.

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: Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill congratulates a new chapter of U.S.-Vietnam relations.

: Ambassador Nguyen Tam Chien presents an award to Ms. Virginia B. Foote, the USVTC President and USABC Executive Vice President, for the work of the US-Vietnam WTO Coalition.


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