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 ReleaseSep 21, 2021 - 7:45pm

U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council Hosts Bangladesh Prime Minister H.E. Sheikh Hasina on the Sidelines of United Nations General Assembly

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council hosted a Virtual Business Roundtable with Bangladesh Prime Minister Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina and over 30 senior executives from U.S. and Bangladesh business community.  

Press ReleaseSep 16, 2021 - 3:45pm

Global Task Force on Pandemic Response Provides Critical Support to Southeast Asia’s Diagnostic Capacity in its Battle Against COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Global Task Force on Pandemic Response (GTF), a public-private partnership of major U.S. companies organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with support from Business Roundtable, announced today that it will help strengthen Indonesia and Southeast Asia’s diagnostic capacity as they continue to battle against major COVID-19 outbreaks.

Press ReleaseAug 24, 2021 - 9:45pm

U.S. Chamber China Center Advisory Board Welcomes Meeting with USTR Katherine Tai Pledges Cooperation to Support U.S. Workers, Advance Innovation, and Strengthen the U.S. Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber China Center Advisory Board met this morning with USTR Katherine Tai to discuss the state of U.S.-China economic and commercial relations and exchange views on the opportunities and challenges for American business with China.

Issue BriefAug 17, 2021 - 3:00pm

Digital Commerce at the Crossroads: The Case for a Digital Trade Agreement

Burgeoning export opportunities for U.S. small businesses and service industries are endangered by the proliferation of data localization measures and other forms of digital protectionism in foreign markets. This paper makes the case that the best defense against this trend is a good offense. The United States must act swiftly to strengthen international rules by forging a digital trade agreement with willing partners in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Press ReleaseAug 13, 2021 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Calls on U.S. Government to Surge COVID-19 Resources, Vaccines to Southeast Asia

Myron Brilliant, Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement in advance of Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to Vietnam and Singapore, calling on the administration to surge vaccines and assistance to southeast Asia.

Press ReleaseAug 05, 2021 - 10:45am

Global Task Force on Pandemic Response Mobilizes Pandemic Relief in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, with Pledges of Aid from U.S. Businesses

The Global Task Force on Pandemic Response (GTF) — a public-private partnership of major U.S. companies organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with support from Business Roundtable — today announced plans to mobilize in support COVID-19 pandemic relief and response in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Press ReleaseJun 17, 2021 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber: United States Should Host APEC in 2023

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today called on the Biden-Harris Administration to host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in 2023.  The United States last hosted the once-annual meetings in 2011 in Honolulu. 

Press ReleaseMay 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

Octávio Simões Appointed Chairman of the U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council (USKBC) announced today that Octávio Simões, president and chief executive officer of Tellurian Inc., has been elected chairman of the USKBC for a two-year term (2021-2022).

EventApr 28, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
InSTEP with NZ PM Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern joins the U.S. Chamber's InSTEP series

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.