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U.S. Embassy Hanoi Statement on Vietnam Labor Reform

HANOI, November 20, 2019 – On November 20, Vietnam adopted an amended Labor Code, representing an important step toward bringing its legal framework into greater alignment with international labor standards. Vietnam’s National Assembly enacted historic legislation that allows for the formation of independent trade unions at the grassroots level. The law also improves collective bargaining ...
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Number of Vietnamese Higher Education Students in the United States Increases for 18th Straight Year

Ho Chi Minh City, November 19, 2019 – The number of Vietnamese higher education students in the United States increased over the past year, marking 18 consecutive years of growth, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual “Open Doors” Report released November 18. The report for the 2018-2019 academic year (AY) shows that ...
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USAID Helps Vietnam Prevent Illegal Transshipment

HANOI, November 14, 2019 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam, together with the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT), convened a workshop on international best practices to prevent origin fraud, illegal transshipment, and the evasion of trade remedies. Deputy Director General of the ...
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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross leads 35-member business delegation to Vietnam as part of three-country Indo-Pacific Business Mission

Hanoi, November 8, 2019 – On November 7, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink welcomed Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and a delegation of senior U.S. government officials and executives from 17 leading U.S. companies to Hanoi. This visit is part of a larger trade mission to the Indo-Pacific region with stops in Bangkok, ...
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