Southeast Asia

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 Southeast Asia policy team encourages economic cooperation between countries in the region and strengthens coordination on issues of strategic importance to U.S. business, including intellectual property protections, free trade agreements, and regional economic integration.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseJan 15, 2021 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Encouraged By Decision Not to Impose Tariffs on Goods from Vietnam

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement in response to news that the Trump Administration will not impose tariffs on goods from Vietnam:

EventJan 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Global Competitiveness Key Graphic for 1/13 event

Policy Power Hour: Ensuring America's Global Competitiveness

Join us to discuss what it will take for America to remain a global leader in 2021 and beyond, including fortifying allied relationships, addressing challenges and opportunities in U.S.-China economic relations, and expanding trade and investment opportunities around the world.

Press ReleaseDec 11, 2020 - 6:00am

U.S. Chamber and AmCham Indonesia Convene Public and Private Sector Leaders for 8th Annual U.S.-Indonesia Investment Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. and JAKARTA, INDONESIA – The U.S. and Indonesia are “partners in recovery” from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to government officials and private sector leaders at the 8th annual U.S.-Indonesia Investment Summit.

Press ReleaseNov 16, 2020 - 7:00pm

U.S. Chamber Statement on the Regional Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP)

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement today regarding the recently signed Regional Comprehensive Partnership Agreement (RCEP):

Press ReleaseOct 09, 2020 - 7:00am

U.S. Chamber Outlines Roadmap to Increased Trade and Investment Between the U.S. and Vietnam

WASHINGTON, D.C./HANOI, VIETNAM—Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and AmCham Hanoi hosted the annual U.S.-Vietnam Business Summit, marking the 25th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam.

Press ReleaseFeb 06, 2020 - 4:00am

U.S. Chamber: ‘Applauds U.S. Treasury for Recognizing the Benefits of Cross-border Connectivity’

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for International Regulatory Affairs Sean Heather today issued the following statement on the “United States-Singapore Joint Statement on Financial Services Data Connectivity.” “The ability to aggregate, store, process, and transmit data across borders is fundamental for the global financial system and the entire global economy.

Press ReleaseNov 21, 2019 - 5:00am

U.S. Chamber and AmCham Indonesia Celebrate 70 years in U.S.-Indonesia Relations at 7th Annual Investment Summit

New report: U.S. companies invested at least $36 billion from 2013 to 2017 — almost five times the official government figure—making the U.S. the likely lead source of FDI in Indonesia