South Asia Program
The South Asia team promotes trade and investment opportunities for U.S. companies in Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka.
Our team works closely with Chamber members and government officials from the U.S. and respective countries in this region to advocate market-oriented reforms and strengthen commercial ties and American engagement in South Asia. Our staff advances the policy priorities of Chamber members through joint programs with leading business organizations, including AmChams and leadings local chambers of commerce of countries of this region.
As the U.S. seeks to diversify supply chains and enhance resilience, it should look to deepen its ties with India, which has both the capacity and potential to be an ever more important partner.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and Indian National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met with U.S. Chamber leadership to bolster bilateral technology cooperation, innovation, and shared national security priorities.
The U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council announced the appointment of Steven Kobos, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Excelerate Energy, as Chairman of USBBC’s Board of Directors.
Ambassador (ret.) Atul Keshap, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-India Business Council, issued the following statement on the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum, taking place in Washington, D.C. on January 11, 2023.
The U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC), part of the U.S. Chamber Commerce, and Nasdaq co-hosted the Honorable Piyush Goyal, Minister for Commerce and Industry, for an exclusive roundtable with USIBC members at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City.
With a strong team on the ground in India, the Chamber will represent the interests of the business community in key dialogues with G20 policymakers.
Focus To Be on Maximizing the Next 75 Years of U.S.– India Prosperity
India is projected to be among the youngest, largest, and fastest growing economies, boasting scalable research capacity and an enormous talent pool. With the right pro-innovation policy reforms, India could become a global R&D capital.