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 ReleaseJan 15, 2021 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Encouraged By Decision Not to Impose Tariffs on Goods from Vietnam

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement in response to news that the Trump Administration will not impose tariffs on goods from Vietnam:

EventJan 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Global Competitiveness Key Graphic for 1/13 event

Policy Power Hour: Ensuring America's Global Competitiveness

Join us to discuss what it will take for America to remain a global leader in 2021 and beyond, including fortifying allied relationships, addressing challenges and opportunities in U.S.-China economic relations, and expanding trade and investment opportunities around the world.

Issue BriefJan 12, 2021 - 10:00am

International Trade, Investment, and Regulatory Policy Objectives

New for 2020, the Chamber outlines the top policy priorities for international trade and investment. The Chamber advocates for trade and investment agreements that are fair and accountable create a level playing field and put American families and workers first. 

ReportDec 30, 2020 - 6:00am
USJBC - 57th Japan Business Conference - Regulatory Coherence

Reducing Market Fragmentation through Enhanced International Regulatory Coherence

In the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, regulatory reforms to strengthen the financial system were critical in enhancing market transparency and restoring confidence in global financial institutions. While the regulatory reforms have been generally supportive of international regulatory coherence, unwarranted market fragmentation remains, which has led to inefficient markets and higher transaction costs. This paper provides an overview of reports presenting thoughtful insights and recommendations for reducing fragmentation.

Press ReleaseDec 11, 2020 - 6:00am

U.S. Chamber and AmCham Indonesia Convene Public and Private Sector Leaders for 8th Annual U.S.-Indonesia Investment Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. and JAKARTA, INDONESIA – The U.S. and Indonesia are “partners in recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to government officials and private sector leaders at the 8th annual U.S.-Indonesia Investment Summit.

ReportNov 25, 2020 - 1:00pm
Cover of the Connectivity report

Enhancing Data Connectivity in the Financial Services Sector

The financial services firms of the U.S.-Japan Business Council view data connectivity as a means to connect to their customers, manage risks, and ultimately provide critical services to individuals, businesses, and governments around the world. We strongly believe that data connectivity translates directly to economic growth, supports financial stability, and facilitates financial regulators’ access to financial-risk related data that is needed to ensure macroeconomic stability and soundness. Despite strong evidence to support these assertions, financial services firms often find themselves confronted with regulatory efforts that impede data connectivity, risking financial stability and market integrity.

ReportNov 18, 2020 - 6:00pm
USJBC - Pension Gap Cover

Bridging Japan’s Pension Savings and Returns Gap: A Focus on Younger Generations

Japanese retirees have long relied on the public pension system to fund their post-retirement living. In this super-aging society, however, sole reliance on the public pension system is not sustainable; a joint solution leveraging both the public and private pension systems will be essential to secure retirees’ financial wellbeing.

Press ReleaseNov 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Regional Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP)

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement today regarding the recently signed Regional Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP):

Press ReleaseOct 27, 2020 - 9:30pm

Joint Statement 57th U.S.-Japan Business Conference

Redefining U.S.-Japan Business Priorities Amidst a Global Pandemic