Asia

The Chamber's Asia Department gives voice to policies that help American companies compete and prosper in Asia's dynamic marketplace. Our expertise allows companies to actively shape policy debates in Asian countries and in Washington. The Chamber helps companies gain greater access to senior government officials and corporate representatives in a way few organizations can.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseDec 06, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Elects Steven Kobos Chairman-Elect and Aamer Sheikh Vice Chairman-Elect

WASHINGTON, D.C— The U.S. Chamber's U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) announced the election of Steven Kobos, president and managing director of Excelerate Energy, as chairman-elect. Mr. Kobos will serve a two-year term, succeeding Dr. Mehmood Khan, former vice chairman of PepsiCo.

TestimonyDec 04, 2019 - 5:30pm

Statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements

WRITTEN COMMENTSON: “U.S.-Japan Trade Agreements”TO: Subcommittee on Trade, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & MeansBY: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and U.S.-Japan Business Council

Press ReleaseNov 21, 2019 - 5:00am

U.S. Chamber and AmCham Indonesia Celebrate 70 years in U.S.-Indonesia Relations at 7th Annual Investment Summit

New report: U.S. companies invested at least $36 billion from 2013 to 2017 — almost five times the official government figure—making the U.S. the likely lead source of FDI in Indonesia

ReportNov 20, 2019 - 12:00pm
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Making an Impact: The U.S.-Indonesia Investment Report

The 7th annual U.S.-Indonesia Investment Report, contends whether we are considering the important and continuing legacy of existing industries or the more recent role played by innovative and leading-edge tech and health companies, the U.S. has brought true partnerships, core business values and unsurpassed technology to Indonesia.

EventNov 04, 2019 - 8:20am to 6:20pm

Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2019

The INDO-PACIFIC BUSINESS FORUM will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit (EAS) and will bring together key U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and senior leaders from U.S. government and business to discuss how government tools and policies can facilitate private sector partnerships to unleash the full potential of the Indo-Pacific region. First held at the U.S.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

Lift the tariffs, and restart trade talks with China now

Amid all the talk of a possible recession, it’s important for everyone to remember this: Economic expansions do not die of natural causes. They often die because of missteps and policy mistakes. And the biggest mistake our leaders could make right now — putting our economy at greater risk of a downturn — is to stoke further uncertainty.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

The trade deal Trump and Xi should agree on at G20

By: Myron Brilliant All eyes will be on President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping when they meet this week at the G20 summit in Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher. This summit offers an important chance to stave off a prolonged trade war between the world's two largest economies, one that would throw the entire global economy into a tailspin.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 1:30pm

‘We can’t fall behind on trade:’ Trump must strike a deal with Japan now, says US Chamber CEO

When you stand still on trade, you fall behind. Nowhere is this more apparent for the United States than in Japan, the world’s third largest economy and long a top market for U.S. exports. It’s also why the U.S. just launched negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan.

Press ReleaseOct 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

Statement on U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement today in response to President Trump's announcement that the U.S. and China have reached a phase one agreement:

Press ReleaseOct 11, 2019 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council Holds 31st Annual Plenary Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Korea Business Council and the Korea-U.S.