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

Above the FoldJan 08, 2018 - 3:30pm
Trucks sit parked at the Manila North Harbour Port.

How About a U.S.-Philippine Free Trade Agreement?

For the near term it is the United States’ only market-opening trade initiative in Asia.

Above the FoldDec 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Attendees try out Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 smartphones at a media event in Seoul, South Korea.

How Can Asia Grow its Digital Economy?

Policymakers must be wary of short-sited or inward-looking policies.

Press ReleaseDec 15, 2017 - 3:00pm

David Cordani Named Chairman of U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Korea Business Council (USKBC) today announced that David M. Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna Corporation, was elected chairman. Mr. Cordani, president and CEO of Cigna since 2009, will serve a two-year term, succeeding Dr. Paul Jacobs, executive chairman of Qualcomm. 

Above the FoldNov 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
President Donald Trump speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

U.S. Leadership Needed in the Asia-Pacific

As the U.S. stands still other nations will continue moving ahead at the expense of our exporters and their workers.

Press ReleaseNov 08, 2017 - 6:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Center for APEC, and US-ASEAN Business Council Statement on APEC Leaders’ Week

DA NANG, VIETNAM—On the occasion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Center for APEC, and US–ASEAN Business Council joined together to issue the below statement:

LetterNov 03, 2017 - 5:15pm

Joint Statement: 54th U.S.-Japan Business Conference

The U.S.-Japan Business Council (USJBC) and Japan-U.S. Business Council (JUBC) held the 54th meeting of the U.S.-Japan Business Conference in Washington on November 2-3, 2017, under the Conference theme: “U.S.-Japan Ties at a Critical Juncture."  

Press ReleaseNov 02, 2017 - 12:00pm

New Report: Clear Strategy, Long-Term Investments will Help Indonesia Reach its Economic Potential

JAKARTA, INDONESIA —  A clear national strategy, long-term foreign investment, and infrastructure development are key for Indonesia to reach its full economic potential, according to a report released today by the U.S.

ReportSep 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

The ASEAN Big Number Report: Big, Bigger, Biggest

The ASEAN Big Number Report: Big, Bigger, Biggest, explains totality of the US-ASEAN Commercial relationship by measuring the flows of financing between the U.S. and ASEAN.

Press ReleaseSep 12, 2017 - 2:00am

Rising Demand and Economic Growth Outlook Drive Continued U.S. Business Optimism in ASEAN

Growing Protectionism, Rising Regional Tensions Among Challenges to Growth