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
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.