Forty years after the war ended, relations between Viet Nam and the
United States have grown significantly, especially in trade. In 2014,
Viet Nam became the top ASEAN exporter to the US with a record trade
surplus of almost US$25 billion. Bilateral trade reached $36.3 billion
last year. Both nations are participants of Trans Pacific Partnership
(TPP) trade negotiations, so bilateral trade is predicted to expand.
Viet Nam News spoke to experts about how Viet Nam can leverage its
reforms and economic competitiveness to reap the benefits of these new