Known benefits such as a relatively efficient and stable government structure, regulatory and cultural familiarity for companies accustomed to doing business in China, highly competitive labour costs, a business-friendly tax profile, generous incentives and proximity to existing Asian supply chains have recommended Vietnam to foreign investors. These benefits have combined this year with significant developments to further enhance Vietnam`s competitive advantages for directly, especially for U.S. business. 1. In order to facilitate the activity and subject to the provisions of Chapters I (including Schedules A, B, C, D and E), III (including Schedules F and G) and IV (including Appendixes H and I) of this agreement, each contracting party authorizes: A. the nationals and companies of the other party to import and use office equipment and other , in line with normal business practices. , such as typewriters, photocopiers, computers and facsimile machines related to the conduct of their activities in the territory of this part; B. subject to its laws and procedures relating to immigration missions and missions abroad, which allow nationals and businesses of the other party to access and use office and residential premises on a non-discriminatory basis and at market prices; C. subject to its laws, rules and procedures relating to immigration missions and operations abroad, allow nationals and companies of the other contracting party to hire agents, consultants and distributors of one of the contracting parties for their production and investments secured at the prices and conditions agreed upon by the parties; D. Allow nationals and businesses of the other contracting party (i) to promote their products and services in direct agreement with advertising materials, including television, radio, printing and display, and (ii) by direct mail, including the use of envelopes and attached cards addressed to these nationals or companies; E. to promote direct contact between nationals and the other party`s businesses, as well as between end-users and other customers of their goods and services, and to enable direct sales and to foster direct contact with agencies and organizations whose decisions will affect potential sales; F.
to give nationals and businesses of the other contracting party the opportunity to conduct market research on their territory, either directly or contractually; G. To provide nationals and companies on the other side with an appropriate supply of models and spare parts for the after-sales service of covered investment products; and H. grant nationals and businesses of the other party non-discriminatory access to state-provided goods and services, including public services, at fair and fair prices (and in no case at prices higher than those charged to nationals or third-country enterprises where these prices are set or controlled by the government in the context of the performance of their commercial representations). 1. This chapter applies to the actions taken by the parties with respect to trade in services. 2. For the purposes of this chapter, trade in services is defined as the provision of a service: 1. TRIM, inconsistent with the national treatment obligation under Article III, paragraph 4, of the 1994 GATT, include those that are mandatory or mandatory under national law or by administrative decision or whose compliance is necessary to obtain an advantage. and that require:A.