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 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.

Press ReleaseApr 26, 2021 - 6:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Hosts Sec. Blinken with BRT, CEOs for Meeting on India, Launches Public-Private Partnership to Provide India with Critical Supplies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and CEOs from over 40 companies announced the Global Task Force on Pandemic Response: Mobilizing for India, a new U.S.

EventApr 07, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Virtual InSTEP with Ash Carter

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a session with former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Director of the Belfer Center Ash Carter, moderated by Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius.

Above the FoldApr 01, 2021 - 1:00pm
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

US-China Tariff Fight Leaves SE Asia in the Winner's Circle

The U.S.-China trade conflict presents opportunities for Southeast Asia, many of which grew their U.S. exports since the conflict began.

Press ReleaseMar 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Statement on Vaccine Leadership following the Quad Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the first meeting of heads of state from the United States, Australia, India and Japan under the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (‘Quad’) framework, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement:

ReportMar 08, 2021 - 12:30pm
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Comments on AI Governance in Japan

On January 15, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, & Industry (METI) issued an interim report, AI Governance in Japan (English version here). The report, which was written by an expert committee, reviews global AI governance trends and considers options for turning “principles into practice” in the Japanese market. The USJBC and the Chamber’s Project Data-Driven Innovation, submitted formal comments on this report.