The US-Vietnam Trade Council has worked to promote economic and political normalization between the two counties since its founding in 1989. On December 10, 2001 after the U.S. Congress and the Vietnamese National Assembly voted for its approval, the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Agreement went into force. The Trade Council’s affiliate, the US-Vietnam Trade Council Education Forum (link to Forum page), provides technical assistance to Vietnam on issues related to the BTA, WTO, and international integration.

Key Documents

Click here for the text of the U.S.-Vietnam BTA
Click here for USVTC Roadmaps for BTA Implementation
Click here for BTA Summary of Key Provisions or click here for PowerPoint
Click here for Who Gets What: An Inventory of Benefits from the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Agreement
Click here for BTA-WTO Comparative Chart
Click here for China PNTR vs. Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement

Technical Assistance Programs

The U.S. - Vietnam Trade Council Education Forum currently provides technical assistance to Vietnam on issues relating to the implementation of the U.S. - Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA), and on issues raised by Vietnam's accession to WTO. Our assistance also covers key issues such as Intellectual Property Rights, Goods, Services, Investment, Transparency, and Labor. Click here for more information.

Important Materials


upcoming & ongoing activities on Vietnam's WTO accession

In addition to training, seminars, study missions and consultations, the Education Forum has also published reports on the BTA and its implementation, including

Washington, DC
737 8th Street SE
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Opera Business Center
60 Ly Thai To Street, Suite 501
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: 844-3-936-1700
Fax: 844-3-936-1701