The Chamber's Southeast Asia team advocates for open markets, trade and investment opportunities, and a level playing field for American businesses to compete and prosper in Southeast Asia. By engaging Chamber members both in Washington and in Southeast Asia, the recently expanded team encourages economic cooperation between countries in the region and strengthens coordination on issues of strategic importance to U.S. business, including intellectual property protection, free trade agreements, and regional economic integration.
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:
On January 25, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce provided comments in response to public notice 9359 from the U.S. Department of State, regarding the “Reporting Requirements for Responsible Investment in Burma.” We believe that this is an appropriate time to assess the utility of the reporting requirements.
In his first Prime Ministerial visit to Washington, Turnbull will offer his government’s views on the new opportunities for the U.S.-Australian economic relationship to expand in today’s dynamic global economy.
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:
“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announces its support for the TPP and pledges to advocate for its approval by Congress. This decision follows careful review of the agreement’s text and deliberation by our International Policy Committee and Board of Directors.
The U.S. Chamber recently released “Taking Stock: U.S.-Indonesia Investment,” a study of the Indonesian business environment and series of recommendations to attract higher levels of investment in Indonesia. The report was prepared by Indonesia’s Paramadina Public Policy Institute and draws on independent research and interviews with dozens of executives. The report was released to coincide with President Jokowi’s October 25-27 visit to Washington, D.C. Click here to read the full report.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Indonesian business environment would benefit from allowing greater foreign involvement in numerous sectors, eliminating currency controls and lifting restrictions on expatriate employment, according to a study released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, AmCham Indonesia, and the business communities in Europe, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere have expressed serious concerns with Indonesia’s proposals to require mandatory onshoring of certain reinsurance lines, and proposals to scale back the allowable foreign equity in the insurance sector.
On September 1, the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and the US Chamber of Commerce hosted a roundtable discussion to identify priority areas and issues in the context of Manila’s interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). AmCham and the Chamber, in cooperation with USAID, are collaborating on a Philippine TPP Readiness Assessment, which will identify trade and investment policy reforms that the Philippines would likely need to undertake, were it to pursue membership in the TPP. The September 1 discussion included a series of presentations by the lead au
U.S. companies remain generally optimistic about business prospects in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to the annual ASEAN Business Outlook Survey, released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.
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