A grant agreement for a technical assistance for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and gas-to-power project for Southern Viet Nam is signed by the Viet Nam Electricity (EVN) and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) on May 22 in Ha Noi Participants in the event included U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam Daniel Kritenbrink, USTDA Acting Deputy Director Todd Abrajano and Chairman for EVN Duong Quang Thanh. The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade has approved the project, allowing the EVN to receive a non-refundable aid worth more than US$1.4 million from the USTDA. Speaking at the ceremony, U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam Daniel Kritenbrink said that one of the U.S. Government’s priorities is to support nations and partners, including Viet Nam to realize goals to ensure power security in the world. The project aims to address difficulties … [Read more...] about U.S. helps launch gas-to-power project in VN
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A roundtable discussion themed “Exchange and cooperation between Viet Nam-U.S. enterprises” is organized on May 23, 2019 - Photo: VNA The event is part of activities heading to celebrate the 25thanniversary of normalization of Viet Nam-U.S. diplomatic ties (1995-2020) and the 75th anniversary of the Viet Nam-U.S. Society (VUS) (1945-2020). Speaking at the ceremony, former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, VUS Chairman Nguyen Tam Chien highlighted the Viet Nam-U.S. Comprehensive Partnership, adding that the discussion has manifested the efforts between the two nations to enhance cooperation for mutual benefits through people-to-people exchanges. He supposed that the two nations should accelerate exchanges and cooperation in projects in fields of economics-trade-investment, culture, education and other sectors. Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Viet Nam James Bagert said that the U.S. … [Read more...] about Exchange, cooperation between VN-U.S. enterprises discussed
Legal conformity and persistence key to exporting goods to U.S.By Huynh Kim A view of the roundtable discussion – PHOTO: HUYNH KIM CAN THO – Two entrepreneurs doing business in the United States have advised Mekong Delta firms to work in line with the law and to be persistent in their efforts if they wish to export their products to the world’s largest economy. The Can Tho Promotion Agency held a roundtable discussion yesterday, which put forward ways to boost exports of agricultural products in Can Tho City and the Mekong Delta as a whole to the United States. The event gathered some 100 firms based in the Mekong Delta. Having lived in the United States for 38 years, Simon Ky Tran, director of Bfarmusa Company, is an experienced consultant for Vietnamese firms, helping them export their agricultural products to the United States successfully. This includes rice in Can Tho City and sugar of Thanh Thanh Cong Group in Tay Ninh Province. He noted that it took … [Read more...] about Legal conformity and persistence key to exporting goods to U.S.
U.S. food safety agency asserts Vietnamese tra fish quality compatibilityBy Trung Chanh Workers check the weight of tra fish fillets at a Vietnamese seafood producer – PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH CAN THO – The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) under the United States Department of Agriculture has proposed the Office of the Federal Register amend the Siluriformes fish inspection regulations to list Vietnam as a country eligible to export Siluriformes fish and fish products to the United States. Vietnamese catfish, under the Siluriformes order, mainly tra fish (Pangasius), will be qualified to be shipped to the United States if the proposal is approved. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers told The Saigon Times today, September 17, that after receiving the proposal from the FSIS, the Federal Register posted a draft, seeking feedback for the request. The FSIS proposed this action because the agency had reviewed Vietnam’s laws, regulations … [Read more...] about U.S. food safety agency asserts Vietnamese tra fish quality compatibility
Shrimp exporters urged to prepare for stricter U.S. rulesThe Saigon Times Daily Farmers are seen harvesting shrimp. Vietnamese shrimp exporters urged to prepare for stricter rules in the U.S. market - PHOTO: VGP HCMC - Vietnamese shrimp exporters need to immediately make preparations to comply with the U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) which will be put in place by the end of this year, the Government news website reported, citing Celeste Leroux, an expert from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). At a seminar with NOAA and members of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers in HCMC on August 1, Leroux said Vietnamese enterprises shipping shrimp and abalone stateside must provide records from harvest to point of entry into the U.S. Unlike the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, NOAA will not send experts to Vietnam to inspect and monitor shrimp processing firms or take shrimp samples when shipments arrive in U.S. ports … [Read more...] about Shrimp exporters urged to prepare for stricter U.S. rules