South Asia

The South Asia team promotes trade and investment opportunities for U.S. companies in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan 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.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseSep 20, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Hosts Prime Minister of Pakistan

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) hosted newly elected Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today for a roundtable discussion with business executives on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings in New York.

Above the FoldJun 06, 2017 - 10:00am
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We Need to Get Back into the Trade Game in Asia

Asian countries want an active American presence in the region, and they want robust trade with the U.S.

Press ReleaseSep 22, 2016 - 2:00pm

U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Welcomes Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, at a roundtable discussion hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, Pakistani Prime Minister H.E. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, a high-level delegation of Pakistani officials, and U.S.

ReportJul 21, 2016 - 11:45am

TPP Top 10

The Top 10 Reasons The TPP Works For America

Press ReleaseMar 08, 2016 - 11:00am

U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Elects Dr. Mehmood Khan Chairman-Elect and Zia Chishti Vice Chairman-Elect

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has announced the election of Dr. Mehmood Khan as chairman-elect. Dr. Khan currently serves as vice chairman of the USPBC and will succeed Miles Young, Worldwide Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather, who has served as chairman since 2012.

Press ReleaseFeb 03, 2016 - 5:30pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Signing of Trans-Pacific Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement as the U.S. and 11 other Asia-Pacific nations signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) today in a ceremony in New Zealand:

ReportJan 14, 2016 - 3:45pm
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Partnering to Bolster Growth and Enhance Pakistan’s Competitiveness

The U.S. private sector believes that with the right policies, the achievements of the past three years can help accelerate Pakistan’s economic resurgence and improve the country’s position in attracting investment. This report argues that Pakistan has the potential and the resources to become a vibrant and dynamic emerging market economy. FDI can be instrumental in achieving this objective, but this would require putting in place some more sound economic policies and undertaking a variety of institutional and structural reforms. If successful, Pakistan could easily double or even triple the amount of FDI inflows.

Press ReleaseJan 14, 2016 - 3:45pm

U.S.-Pakistan Business Council leads Trade Mission to Pakistan and Releases Report

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following a trade mission this week to Pakistan, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) today released a report highlighting the country’s economic potential.

Press ReleaseJan 06, 2016 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement of Support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement: