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 Senior Vice President for Asia Tami Overby issued the following statement today during the World Bank-sponsored insurance symposium with Myanmar insurance regulators and Finance Ministry officials:
“We continue to support the growth and development of Myanmar’s economy. The country is undergoing unprecedented change and its potential is tremendous. With the right policies and incentives, these opportunities can be harnessed effectively.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) are pleased to invite you to a conference on "US-Myanmar Commercial Relations: The Next Phase." This conference will examine the current state of US-Myanmar economic relations, the challenges posed by sanctions, and the broad array of economic policy challenges and reform priorities facing the new NLD government.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released a white paper on normalizing the U.S.-Myanmar relationship, and put forward a number of policy recommendations to boost trade and investment between the two countries and improve the investment environment in Myanmar. The report, entitled “U.S.-Myanmar Commercial Relations: The Next Phase,” was released today at a joint meeting in Yangon between the U.S. Chamber and the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the US | NZ Council, and U.S. Coalition for TPP, hosted a breakfast event in honor of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Wednesday, March 30. The Prime Minister offered his government's views on New Zealand's economic and trade priorities, the US/NZ trade and commercial relationship, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with USAID and AmCham Philippines, released a study today that assesses a number of aspects of Philippine trade and investment law against the obligations contained in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Entitled "The Philippines and the Trans-Pacific Partnership: A Readiness Assessment," the study looks in depth at IPR, investor protection, rules of origin, service sector liberalization, telecommunication policy, and competition policy, and briefly discusses all other chapters in the TPP.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) ASEAN Regional Seminar, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its 4th annual International IP Index, “Infinite Possibilities.” The report highlighted the steps taken to strengthen copyright protection through the creation of an online notification system in Indonesia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the heels of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) ASEAN Regional Seminar, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its 4th annual International IP Index “Infinite Possibilities.” The report revealed that Malaysia has implemented a strong IP system, placing the country ahead of many of its middle-income peers. In particular, the Index found that recent copyright reforms brought Malaysia’s IP system largely in-line with international best practices.
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