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

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).

Press ReleaseMay 19, 2017 - 3:00am

U.S., Vietnam Business Communities Explore Options for Expanded Trade Ties

Hanoi, Vietnam — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi (AmCham), in cooperation with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), today hosted a conference on the future of the Vietnam-U.S. commercial relationship. The conference, titled, “The United States and Vietnam in 2017 and Beyond”, brought together government and industry leaders from both countries to discuss ways to promote expanded trade and investment. The conference featured a keynote address by His Excellency President Tran Dai Quang.

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.

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.

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.

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.