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

EventMar 26, 2018 - 12:30pm to 6:00pm

Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR)

This workshop will feature panel discussions focused on implementation, benefits, and operation of Cross-Border Privacy Rules as well as the next steps for promoting CBPRs. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen will deliver keynote remarks.

EventMar 12, 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Luncheon Roundtable with H.E. Mohammad Ziauddin, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States

On March 12, the U.S.-Bangladesh Working Group hosted a private luncheon roundtable with H.E. Mohammad Ziauddin, Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States.

LetterMar 07, 2018 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber, U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Letter on Pakistan Joining WTO Information Technology Agreement

The U.S. Chamber's U.S.-Pakistan Business Council (USPBC) joined  a number of associations in the U.S. and Pakistan in sending a letter to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi encouraging the Government of Pakistan to embrace the immediate and long-term benefits of joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and its expansion.

EventNov 03, 2017 - 3:00pm to Apr 23, 2018 - 4:00am

U.S.-Pakistan Business Council Hosts Governor of Sindh and Delegation of Pakistani Executives

Governor of Sindh Mohammad Zubair and the Pakistani delegation joined USPBC members and guests from the American business community at the State Department for a discussion on recent developments in Pakistan's economy and the country's business environment

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
National currency exchange

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: