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Vietnam's Accession to the WTO:  Strategies for Negotiations and Implementation Process

Sponsored by
New York Life International
in cooperation with
                              U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council                

[Left to Right:  Tran Quoc Khanh - Vietnam WTO Deputy Chief Negotiator, Ministry of Trade; Hai Trinh - Vietnam Chief Representative, New York Life; Cato Adrian - Counsellor, WTO Accessions Division; Virginia Foote - President, U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council; Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan; Gary Benanav - CEO, New York Life International; Vice Minister of Trade - Luong Van Tu; Bob Porter - Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy; David Hartridge - Attorney, White & Case Geneva;
Mike Samuels - Director, Samuels International Associates]
      

 

Keynote Speech by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan

Presentations: 

                1.     Comparison of Obligations in U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement with    
                        WTO Accession Requirements

                        by
Demetrios J. Marantis - Chief Legal Advisor, U
.S.-Vietnam Trade Council

          English ( Powerpoint Presentation)
      
   Vietnamese (Powerpoint Presentation)
      
   USVTC Comparative Chart:  BTA & WTO Accession

                2.     Review and Status of Viet Nam's WTO Accession Working Party Report and
                        Market Access
(click here to download Powerpoint Presentation)
                       
by Cato Adrian - Counsellor, Accessions Division, WTO

                3.     Necessary Negotiations for Accession - What is Negotiable, Non-Negotiable
                        and Optional? Case Studies on WTO Accessions Cambodia, Lithuania and the
                        Former Yugoslav Republic of  Macedonia (FYROM)
                       
(click here to download Powerpoint Presentation)
                       
by Cato Adrian - Counsellor, Accessions Division, WTO

                4.    Introduction to the General Agreement on Trade and Services (click to download Powerpoint presentation)
                       
Scheduling GATs commitments & Sectors of Interest to Vietnam (click to download PP Presentation)
                       
Status of GATs Negotiations (click to download PP Presentation)
                       by David Hartrigde - Partner, White & Case