Ho Chi Minh City — Legal and trade experts from Australia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand, the United States, Viet Nam and the World Trade Organisation began a three-day conference in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday to discuss transfer of technology between developed and developing countries.

Sustainable Technology Transfer is being jointly organised by the Ha Noi University of Law, Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, Sweden's Lund University, Japan's Nagoya University, and Britain's Suffolk University.

The conference has been discussing and analysing the restrictions and hurdles to sustainable technology transfer and come up with solutions based on international accords like the Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights, which requires developed countries to support developing countries with technology transfer.

The conference focuses on health, environmental issues, and energy.

The delegates discuss the responsibilities of developed countries in the technology-transfer process, the laws related to transferring technology, and technology transfer in the fields of healthcare and environment.

Mai Hong Quy, rector of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Law, who chaired the conference, said: "Technology plays an important role in economic development not only for developed but also developing countries in a knowledge-based global economy.

"Access to technology helps developing countries like Viet Nam succeed in industrialisation and modernisation." Participants agreed that technology is a key factor in economic development, especially for developing countries which import technologies.

(Source: Vietnam News)

Local time

Thursday, 2 February 2023

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