VN investors seek spots at DC summit

Update: May, 04/2018 - 07:00
More than 30 Vietnamese investors participated in a seminar held Thursday in HCM City. — Photo courtesy of the US consulate
Viet Nam News

HCM CITYMore than 30 Vietnamese investors participated in a seminar held on Thursday in HCM City as part of the US Mission to Việt Nam’s ongoing recruitment for the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, DC in June.

The first “Invest in the US” seminar, co-organised by the US Consulate General and AmCham HCM City, described the benefits of investing in the US, home to the largest amount of FDI in the world. 

Experts from Baker & McKenzie law firm provided Vietnamese investors with an introduction on the legal and foreign exchange requirements for outbound investment and gave presentations on best practices for establishing operations in the US. 

One of the benefits of investing in the US is the variety of opportunities that exist across the country’s 52 states and territories. Representatives from the US states of Idaho, Iowa, and Pennsylvania spoke about investment opportunities in their states. 

Fred Burke, senior partner from Baker & McKenzie, highlighted how Việt Nam’s GDP growth was fueling greater interest in investing in the US. 

“It is often said that investment follows trade, and Việt Nam’s trade with the US has grown enormously in recent years such that it is one of Việt Nam’s top export markets.  It should come as no surprise, therefore, that Vietnamese firms are looking to invest in the US to support their trade relations and take advantage of opportunities there,” Burke said.

The Investment Summit promotes the US as a premier investment destination and connects qualified foreign firms with US economic development organisations to facilitate business investment and job creation. 

Last year’s SelectUSA Investment Summit hosted by US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross drew the largest crowd yet, with over 3,000 registered participants. 

With 28 delegates, Việt Nam had the 12th largest delegation at the summit and the largest delegation from Southeast Asia. — VNS