U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretarial Trade Mission to Vietnam

Vietnam – A Great Market for U.S. Businesses:

Vietnam’s booming economy enjoys an estimated 8.4 percent annual growth and a $61 billion GDP.

Vietnam boasts a young population of 84 million, known for their eagerness for quality products, innovative technologies, and new business opportunities.

On January 11, 2007 Vietnam became a member of the World Trade Organization, which will make it increasingly easier to open businesses and sell products in most major sectors.

Since the signing of the U.S.–Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement in 2001, two-way trade has increased from about $1.5 billion to $9.7 billion.

U.S. companies have the chance to launch or increase their current sales in this growing market by joining Commerce Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion Israel Hernandez as he leads a delegation of U.S. businesses on the Business Development Mission to Vietnam June 16-20, 2008.

Special Opportunities for Mission Participants

This Mission is designed to promote a cross section of U.S. industries with clear potential in the Vietnamese market, particularly, though not exclusively, in the best U.S. export sectors. Mission participants will benefit from customized on-site services and opportunities:

One-on-one pre-screened business appointments

Latest information on market access and business opportunities

Opportunities to meet government and industry decision-makers at networking events

Who Should Participate

This mission is designed for U.S. companies with clear potential for business in Vietnam. U.S. companies already doing business with Vietnam as well as experienced exporters seeking to enter Vietnam for the first time are particularly encouraged to apply.


After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required.

Principal Participant fee: $3,750

Additional firm representative: $850

Expenses for travel, lodging, most meals, and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.

Application Procedures

Don’t miss this tremendous business opportunity. Apply by April 11, 2008 to participate.


E-mail your questions to vietnammission@mail.doc.gov or call our Project Officers directly:

Karen Dubin at 202-482-3786

Sean Timmins at 202-482-1841

Learn more about Vietnam:

Vietnam At A Glance

Market Overview

Best Prospects for U.S. Exporters