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

EventNov 04, 2019 - 8:20am to 6:20pm

Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2019

The INDO-PACIFIC BUSINESS FORUM will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit (EAS) and will bring together key U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and senior leaders from U.S. government and business to discuss how government tools and policies can facilitate private sector partnerships to unleash the full potential of the Indo-Pacific region. First held at the U.S.

Above the FoldJun 05, 2019 - 2:45pm
Vehicles travel past residential and commercial buildings in Hanoi, Vietnam.

U.S.–Vietnam Trade: The Time for an Agreement is Now

Closer economic ties would be valuable to both countries.

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2019 - 7:00am

Singapore ranks 10th on US Chamber’s International IP Index

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) today released its seventh annual International Intellectual Property (IP) Index, “Inspiring Tomorrow,” which analyses the IP climate in 50 global economies. The report ranks economies based on 45 unique indicators that are critical to an innovation-led economy supported by robust patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets protection.

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2019 - 7:00am

Malaysia ranks 24th in U.S. Chamber’s International IP Index

Score Improves from Previous Ranking  

Press ReleaseFeb 07, 2019 - 7:00am

Indonesia ranks 45th on U.S. Chamber’s International IP Index

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) today released its seventh annual International Intellectual Property (IP) Index, “Inspiring Tomorrow,” which analyzes the IP climate in 50 world economies. The report ranks economies based on 45 unique indicators that are critical to an innovation-led economy supported by robust patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secrets protection.

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.