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 protection, free trade agreements, and regional economic integration.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldOct 25, 2018 - 10:15am
A Vietnamese national flag flies over the roadside in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Vietnam’s Law on Cybersecurity: Bad on Cybersecurity, Bad for Vietnam

It will discourage investment, violate the country's trade commitments, and put its impressive economic growth at risk.

Press ReleaseSep 27, 2018 - 10:15am

New U.S. Chamber, AmCham Indonesia Report Finds Improving Investment and Regulatory Environment in Indonesia

Indonesia’s business climate is moving in the right direction, but the country needs to quicken the pace of its economic reforms, according to a new report released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Indonesia at the annual U.S.-Indonesia Investment Summit.

ReportSep 25, 2018 - 3:15pm

Indonesia's Journey: Investment Report 2018

The sixth annual Investment Report examines the economic progress made under Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s administration and compares the country’s investment environment to other such environments in Southeast Asia.

EventSep 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 6:00pm

The New Digital Economy: Creating Thailand-U.S. Commercial Opportunities

Focusing on this next stage of Thailand’s development, we will explore the frameworks and policy needed to promote the growth of cutting edge industries.

EventJul 30, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:30pm

Indo-Pacific Business Forum Highlights

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted three cabinet secretaries, five agency heads, 15 ambassadors, 20 embassies and 150 business leaders at the Indo-Pacific Business Forum on Monday in Washington. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and Secretary of Energy Rick Perry unveiled several new initiatives while outlining the Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific vision.

EventJun 11, 2018 - 8:30am to 6:30pm

US-Thailand Joint Economic & Business Promotion Conference

Save-the-Date

EventMar 26, 2018 - 12:30pm to 6:00pm

Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR)

This workshop will feature panel discussions focused on implementation, benefits, and operation of Cross-Border Privacy Rules as well as the next steps for promoting CBPRs. U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen will deliver keynote remarks.

Above the FoldJan 08, 2018 - 3:30pm
Trucks sit parked at the Manila North Harbour Port.

How About a U.S.-Philippine Free Trade Agreement?

For the near term it is the United States’ only market-opening trade initiative in Asia.

ReportNov 02, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Big Picture: Indonesia's Partnership with U.S. Investors

The report, entitled “The Big Picture: Indonesia's Partnership with U.S. Investors,” was prepared by the U.S. Chamber and AmCham Indonesia and is based on extensive interviews with Indonesian cabinet ministers, senior officials, and U.S. and Indonesian business leaders.

Press ReleaseNov 02, 2017 - 12:00pm

New Report: Clear Strategy, Long-Term Investments will Help Indonesia Reach its Economic Potential

JAKARTA, INDONESIA —  A clear national strategy, long-term foreign investment, and infrastructure development are key for Indonesia to reach its full economic potential, according to a report released today by the U.S.