Doing Business in Vietnam and Singapore



The U.S.-Vietnamese commercial relationship has grown dynamically since the United States lifted its trade embargo against Vietnam in 1994 and the two countries renewed diplomatic relations in 1995. The U.S. is now Vietnam’s largest export market and a major source of foreign direct investment, helping fuel Vietnam’s remarkable economic growth. Conversely, in 2015, Vietnam was the United States’ fastest growing export market, demonstrating the increasing demand for U.S. technologies and goods. This populous country of over 90 million consumers, with a positive view towards the U.S., exhibits the demographics needed for continuous growth over the next twenty years, and is a rising star among Asia’s bustling economies. U.S. firms, however, have been slow to take advantage of the growing opportunities that Vietnam presents, to the benefit of regional competition in Asia.



The Singapore economy expanded by 2.0% in 2015 and real GDP is forecasted to grow between 1.0% and 3.0% in 2016. Foreign investments, combined with investments through government-linked corporations, underpin Singapore's open, heavily trade-dependent economy.  U.S. exports to Singapore totaled $28.7 billion in 2015, down 5.2% and U.S. imports from Singapore rose 10.8% to $18.2 billion. China was Singapore’s top source of imports, followed by the United States, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Germany, United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.
In 2016, the U.S. and Singapore commemorated 50 years of formal bilateral relations.  Trade between the U.S. and Singapore has continued to expand, thanks to one of the most successful FTAs on record, reaching $47 billion in 2015. Singapore was the United States’ 13th largest export market and 17th largest trading partner in 2015 
Singapore has been ranked #1 in the world for ease of doing business

The Singapore economy expanded by 2.0% in 2015 and real GDP is forecasted to grow between 1.0% and 3.0% in 2016.


Welcome and Introduction

Herbert Ouida, Director, Global Enterprise Network, Fairleigh Dickinson University ( Moderator)


Viet Nam is open and ready for all Aspects of International Business

Le Cong Tien, Chief  Economic Counselor of the  Embassy of Viet Nam


A unique Opportunity to participate in a Trade Mission to Vietnam and Singapore

Brian N. Beams, International Trade Specialist, U.S.  Department of Commerce/ International Trade Administration


The Full Range of International Business Services Offered by the State of New Jersey

Eddy Mayen, Director, Office of International Business Development, State of New Jersey, Business Action Center


Business Development and Trade Mission to Southeast Asia



Event Details:

Date: January 13, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Location: Rutherford Room, Student Union Building, Metropolitan Campus, FDU, Teaneck, NJ

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Registration is open now and is required for the event.

This seminar is for free, but you must register with Jeff Teller


For more information, contact:

Herbert Ouida
(201) 803-1366

Jeff Teller
(201) 692-7362

Office of Global Learning

Metropolitan Campus
1000 River Road,
Mail Code: H-DH2-15
Suite: Dickinson Hall 2155
Teaneck, NJ 07666