We help Clients

Find and Develop Sustainable Partnerships

Navigate Government Relations

Reduce Market Risks

Understand Regulatory Strategies

Implement Corporate Citizenship Programs

Identify and Work with Stakeholders

Problem Solve

Virginia B. Foote founded Bay Global Strategies, LLC in 2011 with the goal to provide clients with critical knowledge and strategic planning for doing business in and with Vietnam. With over 20 years of experience in Vietnam, commendations including the President of Vietnam’s Medal of Friendship (2007), Ms. Foote provides clients with top notch on-the-ground strategic advisory services, stakeholder engagement, and government relations. She has played a pivotal role in normalization with the U.S., Vietnam’s accession to the WTO, and Vietnam’s growing economy. (click to keep reading)



Robert L. Schiffer is CEO and Executive Director of the US Vietnam Trade Council and one of Washington's leading experts on Vietnam’s commercial and political climate.  Mr. Schiffer has broad experience in both in the private and public sectors, ranging from Wall Street to appointments in two White House administrations. His background in financial markets, diplomacy, crisis management, negotiations and trade policy, provides clients with a broad perspective and a dynamic approach to problem solving with both non-profit and for-profit organizations.  (click to keep reading)

Understanding Vietnam

While there are many places to learn more about Vietnam and it's expanding economy, here is a quick jumping-off list. These sources provide news and information critical to doing business in Vietnam.

News Sources

English Language

Vietnam Investment Review

Dan Tri International

Viet Nam News

Saigon Online

Vietnamese Language

VN Express

Tuoi Tre Online

Dan Tri Vietnam

Saigon Online

Other Sources

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vietnam

Vietnam Business Forum

American Chamber of Commerce | Hanoi Chapter

American Chamber of Commerce | Ho Chi Minh Chapter


Important Reports & Documents

Maersk Vietnam Trade Report 2013

TPP report Dec 2013

World Bank report on Light Manufacturing