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.
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.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AmCham Indonesia have released a new study, "Indonesia's New Path: Promoting Investment, Nurturing Prosperity," which provides recommendations on promoting further U.S. investment and economic growth in Indonesia. The new study, which was prepared by the Paramadina Public Policy Institute, is the result of an ongoing Investment Initiative that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AmCham Indonesia have undertaken with the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN), and the Indonesian Employer's Association (APINDO).
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