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Trade Insights and Networking: Vietnam’s Market Opportunities and Challenges for Minnesota Companies

Date: February 11, 2020 | 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Metroplitan Ballroom, 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN 

The year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic ties between the United States and Vietnam. What started as zero bilateral trade has ballooned to a nearly $60 billion trade relationship. The United States is now Vietnam’s largest export market; and, in turn, Vietnam represents one of the fastest-growing export markets for U.S. firms. With GDP growth expected to reach 6.8% in 2020 and an increasing focus by the government of Vietnam to upgrade its infrastructure in the areas of healthcare, energy, aviation, and smart cities, commercial opportunities abound for Minnesota firms; however, not without challenges.

Join a conversation with Doug Jacobson, Commercial Officer from the U.S. Commercial Service office in Minneapolis, as he provides a brief update on opportunities and challenges in doing business in Vietnam and leads a discussion on how Minnesota firms can position themselves for success in this fast-growing market.

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