Ministries seek answers to domain-name fights

HCM CITY (VNS) — A circular jointly issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Information and Communications is necessary to regulate domain name registrations tightly, a conference was told. Participants at the conference, held in HCM City this week, said the circular should not stipulate tough conditions for companies, such as presenting certificates of recognition for famous brands, when there were no regulations on such recognition. Domain names on the Internet have become one of the important tools by which companies and the source or origin of products and services can be identified. However, many organisations and individuals have registered domain names that are identical or confusingly similar to those of patented brands, trademarks and geographical indications belonging to other organisations and individuals. Le Thanh Binh, head of the legal department at Vinamilk, said it was a regulatory requirement for companies to show certificates of … [Read more...]

Calls to solve conflicts over domain names

A circular jointly issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Information and Communications is necessary to regulate domain name registrations tightly, a conference was told. Participants discuss on intellectual property rights violations with domain names, causing lots of difficulties for enterprises. Photo sggp.org.vn Participants in the conference, held in HCM City on July 21, said the circular should not stipulate difficult conditions for companies, such as presenting certificates of recognition for famous brands, when there were no regulations on such recognition. Domain names on the Internet have become one of the important tools by which companies and the source or origin of products and services can be identified. However, many organisations and individuals have registered domain names that are identical or confusingly similar to those of patented brands, trademarks and geographical indications belonging to other organisations and … [Read more...]

Social News 13/5

HCMC opens first drug treatment center with Suboxone A drug treatment center, which prescribes Suboxone to treat drug addiction, today opened in Ho Chi Minh City’s Go Vap District. This is the first of its kinds in Vietnam and marks an important progress of the city in treating drug addiction. Currently, the world is making good progress in treating drug addition. Along with Methadone, additional medications including Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, Naloxone, Suboxone can be used for treating drug addiction. Among them, Suboxone are the most prominent and preeminent as it is safe for patients; accordingly, it is widely used in many countries in the world. After the approval of Ministry of Health the Viet Nam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control and HCMC authority have implemented pilot drug addition treatment with Suboxone in Go Vap District with the financial support of many organizations. For years, HCMC has adopted many measures to help drug addicts to rehabilitate and integrate … [Read more...]

Nearly 100 children with cleft lips and palates given free surgery

Representatives of Amway Vietnam and the HCMC Medical and Pharmaceutical University Hospital receive flowers from Operation Smile. NDO - Nearly 100 children with cleft lips and palates in Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding provinces are being offered free checked-ups and surgeries in the Medical and Pharmaceutical University Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City from now until May 15. This is the first surgery mission of 2015 organised by Operation Smile and Amway Vietnam in order to support disadvantaged children and encourage them to smile and enjoy a happy childhood. Statistics show that in Vietnam, one child in every 700 is born with a facial deformity. A 45-minute operation, costing approximately VND5 million, will help the child to recover their basic oral functions. Since 2008, Amway has partnered with Operation Smiles to assist families whose children were born with cleft lips and cleft palates to receive free medical check-ups and surgeries. So far, 1,100 children have received … [Read more...]

Run day for health opened in Hanoi

PANO - As many as 3,000 runners participated in a 3.4km run around Hoan Kiem Lake during the "Run Day for Health 2015" program launched in Hanoi on April 26th. Participants at the starting line The event was jointly held by the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in association with Nutrilite, Amway's brand name in Vietnam, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of South Liberation and National Reunification and raise fund for the "Bridge of Humanity" Charity Program by Ha Noi Moi Newspaper (HNM). HNM Deputy Editor-in-Chief Mai Thi Kim Thoa (R) receiving the donation from General Director of Amway Vietnam Leo Boon Wang Addressing the event, Director of the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism To Van Dong held that the run was a practical activity to call on people to regularly exercise sports, contributing to improving people's health. Prizes awarded to the winners. The proceeds from the sale of sport clothing, worth over VND 200 million, was … [Read more...]

Amway leads in direct selling in Vietnam in 2014

Amway Vietnam ranked first among direct selling companies in Vietnam in 2014, in terms of revenue, number of participants, commissions and other economic benefits offered for sellers, according to a recent report released by the Vietnam Competition Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. According to the report, there are a total of 105 direct selling companies in Vietnam, employing 600,000 people, with the total revenue of VND6 trillion ($282 million) and paying VND520 billion (US$24.4 million) in tax. Amway Vietnam, a subsidiary of American direct selling company Amway, sells health and beauty products as well as some household goods. It has been present in Vietnam since 2008. Amway has its headquarter and one factory located in the Amata Industrial Park in Bien Hoa city, in the southern province of Dong Nai, as well as branches in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and five other provinces. The company owns two stores and training centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. In … [Read more...]

Social News 29/12

Transport Ministry asks for airfare reduction on short-haul routes Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has recently issued a directive on reducing airfares on short-haul domestic routes, aiming to promote socio-economic development in disadvantage areas. Thang asked the airlines operating in Vietnam to promptly study and offer fare incentive policies for short-haul flights under 500 kilometres, and conduct price registration and listing in accordance with regulations. The airfare cuts will enable the people living in the remote, isolated, border and island areas to use air traffic and make contributions to boosting local socio-economic development. Earlier, Minister Thang signed a directive adding national revolutionary contributors to the list of passengers enjoying preferential services at the airports. Nearly VND100 billion raised for Hoang Sa, Truong Sa More than VND100 billion has been raised so far from the programmes organised by the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour … [Read more...]

VND 200 million donated to orphans and child victims of Agent Orange

Amway Vietnam donates VND 200 million to Can Tho city Social Work Centre NDO- Amway Vietnam donated VND 200 million to Can Tho city Social Work Centre, home to 78 orphans and children affected by Agent Orange. The donation is part of the Amway One by One Campaign which aims to help disadvantaged children all over the world. Since its debut in Vietnam, Amway Vietnam has donated VND 18.4 billion to help orphans, disabled children and child victims of Agent Orange nationwide. The donation is considered a New Year gift for the underprivileged children in the locality. Also on December 26, AmwayVietnam officially inaugurated its new office in Xuan Khanh ward, Ninh Kieu district, Can Tho city. The office marks the development of Amway in the Mekong River Delta region, after its first office in Can Tho in 2010. … [Read more...]

Free surgeries provided to 150 children with cleft lips and palates

Representatives of Amway Vietnam and Operation Smile Vietnam at a surgery programme for children in Hanoi NDO - Free surgeries were provided to 150 children in Nghe An province and the surrounding areas with cleft lips and palates from November 17 to 21 in 115 Hospital, Vinh City, Nghe An province. The surgeries were conducted by Nghe An province’s Fund for Children, Operation Smile Vietnam and Amway Vietnam. Under the theme, "The next era of smiles", the mission has the charitable aim of supporting children with cleft lips and palates in central Vietnam. This mission is also a part of Amway One by One Campaign for Children, operated by Amway Vietnam since its establishment in 2008. With the aim of providing every child with a new chance to lead a better life, along with sponsorship, staff and distributors of Amway Vietnam also serve as volunteers for medical work during the mission. On the occasion, Amway Vietnam was awarded a Certification of Merit by Nghe An Provincial … [Read more...]

Amway helps build libraries for underprivileged children

Le Hoang People run in the "Running for health" in District 7 - Photo: Quoc Hung The donation aimed to support the construction of libraries and warm clothing to underprivileged children in mountainous, remote areas throughout the country. The second running program attracting some 2,000 people is held with the aim to create a program that is healthy, beneficial and full of humanity. Sam Rehnborg, the son of scientist Carl F. Rehnborg - founder and direction setter of Nutrilite, also joined the event. He guided participants how to maintain a balanced, healthy lifestyle and shared beneficial tips about how to achieve stability in physical trainings and nutritional diets leading to optimal health. The program is also an activity in the Campaign for Children called Amway One by One. This program was created by Amway Corporation to help children in difficult conditions around the world. Entering Vietnam in 2008, up to now Amway Vietnam has contributed VND18.4 billion to help … [Read more...]

Amway Vietnam gets ISO certificate

HCM CITY (Biz Hub) - Amway Vietnam Ltd Company (Amway Vietnam) became the first multi-level marketing company to receive the global ISO 22000:2005 Certificate dealing with food safety for its vitamins and dietary supplements brand of Nutrilite. The recognition is a stepping stone for the company to apply this standard system at their second manufacturing facility in Binh Duong, which is expected to be open by the end of 2014. ISO 22000 defines requirements on food safety management, integrating key elements such as operational knowledge exchange, system management, prerequisite programmes and the principles of HACCP in order to ensure food safety for end consumers. It is the leading global certificate of food safety and validated worldwide. - VNS … [Read more...]

More children provided free surgeries for cleft palates

PANO - A program to offer free medical checks and surgery to children with facial deformities was launched in Hanoi on July 7th by Amway Vietnam Co. Ltd., Operation Smile Organization and Vietnam-Cuba Hospital. Accordingly, by July 11th, doctors will operate on 100 children with cleft lips and cleft palates and other facial deformities from Hanoi and some Northern provinces. Since its operation in Vietnam in 2008, Amway and the Operation Smile to provide care and treatment for 1,100 children across the country. They also planned to hold another program in the Central region of Vietnam by November. In Vietnam, approximately one in every 700 babies is born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Translated by Van Hieu … [Read more...]

Underprivileged children to receive free corrective surgeries for cleft palates

More Vietnamese children will have brighter smiles thanks to Operation Smile and Amway Vietnam. (Credit: Amway) Nhan Dan Online - Around 150 children with cleft lips and cleft palates from Phu Tho, Hoa Binh, Tuyen Quang and Ninh Binh provinces will receive free medical check-ups and surgeries from July 7-11 in Hanoi. The campaign comes under the Operation Smiles mission held jointly by Operation Smiles Vietnam, the National Fund for Vietnamese Children, the Vietnam-Cuba Friendship Hospital, and Amway Vietnam. The first day of the mission will be used for medical checks to find children with adequate health conditions to undergo surgery in the subsequent days. During the mission, Amway Vietnam's distributors and staff will participate as volunteers, taking care of children and their families and assisting doctors. Country Director How Kam Chiong of Amway Vietnam explained: "We believe that charity is not for appraisal, but for sharing and helping. With Operation Smile, we are … [Read more...]

Foreign businesses see lucrative functional food market in Vietnam

With 1,800 Vietnamese and foreign manufacturers and distributors, 10,000 product items, the Vietnamese functional food market is booming, according to an article published in the English language news website VietNamNet Bridge on May 5. Amway is building its second factory in Vietnam, NuSkin has got 15 million USD in revenue after one year of operation in Vietnam, while Unicity has got 22,000 members in its distribution network. Herbalife reported global turnover of 4.8 billion USD for 2013, an increase of 18 percent over the year before, of which the sales to the Vietnamese market accounted for a significant proportion. When Unicity Vietnam made it first presence before the public, Asia Pacific President of Unicity Group Christopher Kim emphasised that, though the Vietnamese market has become very competitive, with hundreds of operational businesses and thousands of product items available, he is still optimistic about the group's business performance in the future. The … [Read more...]

Foreigners earn big money from Vietnamese functional food market

VietNamNet Bridge - Amway is building its second factory in Vietnam, NuSkin has got $15 million in revenue after one year of operation in Vietnam, while Unicity has got 22,000 members in its distribution network. With 1,800 Vietnamese and foreign manufacturers and distributors, 10,000 product items, the Vietnamese functional food market is booming. Herbalife reported global turnover of $4.8 billion for 2013, an increase of 18 percent over the year before, of which the sales to the Vietnamese market accounted for a significant proportion. When Unicity Vietnam made it first presence before the public, Asia Pacific President of Unicity Group Christopher Kim emphasized that, though the Vietnamese market has become very competitive, with hundreds of operational businesses and thousands of product items available, he is still optimistic about the group's business performance in the future. The success Unicity Vietnam has achieved over the last year has been … [Read more...]

Another Amway factory shaping up in Binh Duong

(VOV) - Amway Vietnam Co, Ltd under the auspices of US Amway Corporation officially broke ground on construction of its second factory in Vietnam on March 21. With an initial investment of over US$25 million, the factory located in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) in Tan Uyen district in the southern Binh Duong province, will be built on an area of nearly 55,000 square metres. The facility is seven times larger than its first one located in Bien Hoa City-based Amata Industrial Park, in the southern province Dong Nai. The new factory will produce differing types of vitamins and mineral nutrients and dietary supplements with three production assembly lines with an annual capacity of over 23 million products worth US$200 million per year. In the context of the global economic downturn, the investment in the Vietnamese market through the transfer of advanced knowledge will contribute to the country's modernization and industrialization process and give a … [Read more...]

US-based company builds second factory in Vietnam

Amway Vietnam Co. Ltd., a multi-level marketing enterprise, started construction of its second factory in Vietnam in the southern province of Binh Duong on March 21. The ground-breaking ceremony (Source: VNA) The factory, producing vitamins, supplements, functional food and body care products, is being built at a cost of 25 million USD. It covers nearly 55,000 square metres in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park No.2, seven times bigger than the space in its first factory. When operational in 2015, the factory will turn out 23 million products worth 200 million USD a year. Doug Devos, President of the Amway Company, said that it has grown and enjoyed constant growth since starting its business in the country in 2008. Therefore, the company decided to expand its investment by building a second factory. The first factory, built in Binh Duong's neighbouring province of Dong Nai in 2007, stretches over 8,000 square metres and produces 30 million USD worth of products a … [Read more...]

Amway Vietnam office building is conservable energy from architectural design solutions

The building with low building density around 50% is covered by surrounding ventilation, so it frequently receives winds all year round. The cool breeze blow around the campus of the building that has created the comfortable feeling for everyone and helped cool the surface of the work. Design of Vietnam Amway Office Building focuses on energy conservation factors, including, office systems can take advantages of the most of natural light and the landscape around the building in order to create open, beautiful and luxurious space. Amway Vietnam Office Building was built and put into operation with international quality. The building has a main direction of the East; around 3 sides are coolly spacious with a green of trees, the west side is covered by the adjacent factory. All the advantages create an impressive green building that attracts investors to the project. The work is designed in modern architecture combining large pieces of glass in the direction of less sunlight to … [Read more...]

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 5/11

Binh Duong attracts nearly US$1.2 bil in FDIBinh Duong's industrial zones attracted more than US$42.4 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) in October, bringing the ten-month volume of FDI to US$1.198 billion.Of 116 newly-licensed projects worth US$713.7 million are the Binh Hoa - Binh Duong VSIP Complex (US$199 million), Panasonic Eco Solutions Vietnam Co., Ltd (US$38 million), a paper packaging plant of Japan's TOMUKU Vietnam company (US$47.62 million), and Amway Vietnam Co., Ltd (US$21.4 million).Among the 115 existing projects with large additional capital are URC Vietnam Co. Ltd (US$50 million), Palm-Song Be Golf Co., Ltd (US$28 million), Zeng Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd (US$16 million) and Anheuser Busch InBev Beer Co., Ltd (US$15 million).To attract more FDI capital, Binh Duong is focusing on pushing through administrative reform and ensuring timely land clearance technical infrastructure upgrade in industrial parks. Provincial leaders have regular contact with foreign … [Read more...]

Binh Duong attracts nearly US$1.2 bil in FDI

(VOV) -Binh Duong's industrial zones attracted more than US$42.4 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) in October, bringing the ten-month volume of FDI to US$1.198 billion. Vietnam attracts US$19.2 billion in FDI Hai Phong ranks third in FDI attraction Dong Nai attracts US$830 million in FDI Of 116 newly-licensed projects worth US$713.7 million are the Binh Hoa - Binh Duong VSIP Complex (US$199 million), Panasonic Eco Solutions Vietnam Co., Ltd (US$38 million), a paper packaging plant of Japan's TOMUKU Vietnam company (US$47.62 million), and Amway Vietnam Co., Ltd (US$21.4 million). Among the 115 existing projects with large additional capital are URC Vietnam Co. Ltd (US$50 million), Palm-Song Be Golf Co., Ltd (US$28 million), Zeng Hsing Industrial Co., Ltd (US$16 million) and Anheuser Busch InBev Beer Co., Ltd (US$15 million). To attract more FDI capital, Binh Duong is focusing on pushing through administrative reform and ensuring timely land clearance technical … [Read more...]