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

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.

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.

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.

ReportSep 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

The ASEAN Big Number Report: Big, Bigger, Biggest

The ASEAN Big Number Report: Big, Bigger, Biggest, explains totality of the US-ASEAN Commercial relationship by measuring the flows of financing between the U.S. and ASEAN.

Press ReleaseSep 12, 2017 - 2:00am

Rising Demand and Economic Growth Outlook Drive Continued U.S. Business Optimism in ASEAN

Growing Protectionism, Rising Regional Tensions Among Challenges to Growth

Above the FoldJun 06, 2017 - 10:00am
National currency exchange

We Need to Get Back into the Trade Game in Asia

Asian countries want an active American presence in the region, and they want robust trade with the U.S.

Press ReleaseMay 22, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Congressional Resolution in Support of APEC

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce commended Congressional leaders for the introduction of S. Con. Res. 16 and H. Con. Res. 54, calling for U.S. support of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).