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

ReportFeb 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Globally Connected, Locally Delivered: The Economic Impact of Cross-Border ICT Services

This report uses a model to quantify the economic impact of full liberalisation of cross-border ICT services rules globally by creating an open, competitive marketplace. The report examines a group of eight globally important markets from a diverse range of economic development, including Brazil, the European Union, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Turkey, and Vietnam. Our findings demonstrate across the board benefits.

Press ReleaseOct 13, 2016 - 6:45pm

U.S. Chamber Comments on Passing of Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today on the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej:

Above the FoldSep 15, 2016 - 9:00am
World trade works: Better access to customers abroad equals more growth and jobs at home.

The Case for the TPP: Pacific Promise

The trade agreement is America’s best chance to secure a level playing field for trade in the Asia-Pacific region.

ReportSep 15, 2016 - 8:00am

Report: Vital & Growing: Adding up the US-Indonesia Economic Relationship

The U.S. Chamber's report, "Vital & Growing: Adding up the US-Indonesia Economic Relationship," attempts to quantify the totality of the US-Indonesia economic relationship, to include not just FDI, but also trade, domestic sales, finance and government revenue.

EventSep 15, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

U.S.–Indonesia Investment Summit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia will hold the 4th annual US-Indonesia Investment Summit.

Press ReleaseSep 14, 2016 - 10:00pm

New Report: U.S.-Indonesia Bilateral Economic Ties Worth $90 Billion

JAKARTA, INDONESIA— According to a report released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AmCham Indonesia at the U.S.-Indonesia Investment Summit, the total value of the Indonesia-U.S. bilateral economic relationship exceeds $90 billion per year.

Press ReleaseSep 14, 2016 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Lifting of Unilateral Sanctions on Myanmar

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement on the Obama administration’s announcement that it will end certain economic sanctions on the Republic of the Union of Myanmar:

In the NewsSep 11, 2016 - 8:30pm

Bloomberg TV: U.S. Businesses Like Asean Prospects

Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of international affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discusses the business opportunities in Asia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the trade messages from the U.S. presidential candidates. He speaks to Bloomberg's "Daybreak Asia." 

ReportAug 04, 2016 - 2:00am

ASEAN Business Outlook Survey 2017

The 2017 ASEAN Business Outlook Survey finds that U.S. companies maintain a steady sense of optimism about growth prospects and commercial opportunities in ASEAN.

Press ReleaseAug 04, 2016 - 2:00am

ASEAN Continues to Be A Key Focus as U.S. Businesses Remain Optimistic about Commercial Growth in ASEAN

U.S. companies remain optimistic about business prospects in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), even in the face of global economic headwinds and challenges, according to the annual ASEAN Business Outlook Survey, released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (“AmCham Singapore”)...