USTDA and Vietnam Partner on Aviation Security

Arlington, VA –This week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is hosting a delegation of Vietnamese aviation officials in the United States to identify technologies and best practices to enhance and modernize security in the world’s fifth fastest-growing aviation market.

The 15-member delegation, led by Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport Vice Minister Lê Anh Tuấn, are traveling to Boston, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. They will meet with U.S. companies and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration at both the headquarters and field level. They will also conduct numerous site visits, including passenger and cargo facilities at airports in Boston, San Francisco and Oakland, CA. The program also includes a public business briefing in Washington, DC for U.S. businesses to learn about near-term procurement opportunities and to present their solutions to delegates.

Vietnam’s air passenger and cargo traffic is projected to grow by approximately 8% annually through 2030, and the country is making significant investments in airport construction and upgrades to meet this expected growth in demand. The opening of the new Long Thanh International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City represents just one of several upcoming airport expansions.

USTDA’s reverse trade missions bring delegations of decision-makers from emerging economies to the United States to observe the best of American infrastructure design, manufacturing and operations, while building long-term partnerships with U.S. financiers, suppliers, and regulatory and policy experts. Meetings, site visits and business briefings all facilitate two-way information sharing in support of addressing partner countries’ development priorities.

The reverse trade mission is a component of USTDA’s U.S.-Southeast Asia and Pacific Aviation Cooperation Program, which brings together more than 40 U.S. industry members and five U.S. government agencies to collaborate on programs designed to match the region’s aviation needs with the expertise and technical innovation of the U.S. private sector. It also supports the goals of the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

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