Each party encourages and facilitates the holding of commercial events such as fairs, exhibitions, missions and seminars on its territory and on the territory of the other party. Similarly, each party encourages and facilitates the participation of its respective nationals and companies in these events. Subject to applicable legislation on their territory, the contracting parties agree to authorize the duty-free importation and re-export of all goods for use in such events, provided that these items are not sold or otherwise transferred. 1. Parties may establish or maintain a state-owned enterprise or grant a company, formally or de facto, exclusive or special privileges for the importation and export of Schedule C products, provided that the company acts in connection with its purchases or sales relating to either imports or exports. , to a extent consistent with the general principles of non-discriminatory treatment in this agreement with respect to state measures concerning imports or exports by private economic operators. 2. In accordance with paragraph 1 of this article, these companies require that, in full consideration of the other provisions of this agreement, these undertakings make such purchases or sales solely for commercial reasons, including price, quality, availability, market capacity, transportation and other terms of purchase or sale, and that they offer appropriate opportunities to the other party`s businesses. , in accordance with normal business practices, in order to compete to participate in such purchases or sales. 3.
Paragraph 1 does not apply to the importation of products for direct or final consumption for public use, nor to the resale or use in the manufacture of products for sale. With respect to these imports, each party gives fair and fair treatment to the other party`s trade. For the purposes of Chapter I of this agreement: 1. National treatment is granted to nationals and companies of one of the contracting parties with respect to access to all relevant courts and administrative bodies in the territory of the other party, as complainants, defendants or other means. They are not allowed to claim or benefit from the immunity of the application or enforcement of judgments, procedures for the recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards or any other liability in the territory of the other party with respect to commercial transactions. Nor can they invoke or benefit from tax exemptions for commercial transactions, unless this is provided for in other bilateral agreements. 2. The parties encourage the adoption of an arbitration procedure to settle disputes arising from commercial transactions between nationals or companies of the United States of America and nationals or companies of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.