A seminar on fair competition in the US, supply chains and cyber security was organised on November 19 by the US General Consulate and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Ho Chi Minh City.

Regional Intellectual Property Attaché for Southeast Asia Peter N. Fowler emphasized that US importers attach great importance to fair business practices, including the use of licensed software and the respect for IP rights.

According to Fowler, in addition to its key strength in agricultural products, Vietnam is currently experiencing a surge in information technology exports to the US. Local suppliers should pay attention to these issues, as well as cyber security, with a view to reducing risks and creating long-term relations with US partners.

Experts from the US shared information with Vietnamese business representatives on legal issues involved in exporting goods to the US market, as well as experience in limiting risks when joining international supply chains.

Michael Mudd, Secretary General for the Asia-Pacific of the Open Computing Alliance introduced the Unfair Competition Act (UCA) as well as supply chains and cyber security issues to the participants.-VNA