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Trade Policy Country/Regions January 21, 2018  
U.S.-Vietnam Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Commercial Dialogue Working Group Meeting

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The U.S.-Vietnam Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Commercial Dialogue was launched in September 2007 in Hanoi. The Dialogue is co-chaired by the International Trade Administration (ITA) and the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) with participation from other agencies and ministries, as well as U.S. and Vietnamese companies and associations in the ICT sector.

ITA and MIC agreed to form a Working Group under the Dialogue to facilitate cooperation in areas such as advancing telecommunications infrastructure, protecting software IPR, enhancing network security, developing IT skills and training programs, addressing data privacy issues for electronic commerce, and facilitating electronic government.


On November 13, 2008, ITA held a Working Group meeting with a delegation from Vietnam led by MIC that visited Washington, D.C. As part of the meeting, the two governments listened to recommendations from U.S. companies of the Business Advisory Group. The full report is available here.


Also on November 13, ITA hosted an ICT Policy Seminar at the Department of Commerce. Click on the links below to download the presentation materials from this Seminar.

Panel 1: Best Practices for Telecom Regulatory/Legal Frameworks

Panelist A – Ms. Le Thi Ngoc Mo, Deputy Director General, Telecommunications Dept., Ministry of Information and Communications: “Status of Vietnam’s Telecom Law Revision”
Panelist B – Laurie Sherman, consultant
Panelist C – Jake Jennings, AT&T “Communications Policy in a Flat World”
Panelist D – Dana Shaffer, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission [no presentation materials]

Panel 2: Challenges and Benefits of Upgrading ICT Infrastructure

Panelist A – Mr. Bui Xuan Chung, Vietnam Telecommunications Fund, “Universalizing Telecommunication Services in Vietnam”
Panelist B – Raquel Noriega, Connected Nation, “A Comprehensive Model for Digital Inclusion”
Panelist C – Mr. Nguyen Huu Quoc, Director of e-Gov Center: “ICT Infrastructure for e-Government”
Panelist D – Melanie Carter-Maguire, Nortel, “Building the capability to improve customer and citizen service with ICT infrastructure”


On November 14, 2008 ITA hosted a Roundtable at the Department of Commerce focusing on how to develop ICT skills and training programs, an area under the Dialogue in which U.S. companies doing business in Vietnam have taken a keen interest. The roundtable emphasized how U.S. and Vietnamese educational institutions could cooperate towards these goals. Click on the links below to download the presentation materials from this Roundtable.

Discussion Topic 1: Challenges and Opportunities for the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) in ICT Human Resources Development (HRD): Activities for Strengthening Bilateral Cooperation in the Field of ICT Education.
Discussion Leader: Mr. Bui Nhu Uyen, Director General of Personnel and HR Dept., MIC

Discussion Topic 2: Certification Programs and Their Role in IT Workforce Development
Discussion Leader: Ms. Gretchen Koch, CompTIA

Discussion Topic 3: U.S. University Programs and Their Role in IT Skills and Workforce Development
Discussion Leader: John Kang, Carnegie Mellon University

Discussion Topic 4: Strengthening R&D Activities in the ICT Field
Discussion Leader: Mr. Le Xuan Lan, Director General of National Institute of Information and Communications Strategy, MIC

For more information about the Dialogue, please contact OTEC staff Cora Dickson.

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