The US-ASEAN Business Council -- delivering proven business results in Southeast Asia
For nearly 30 years, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premiere advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). ASEAN represents nearly 620 million people and a combined GDP of USD $2.2 trillion across Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The Council's members include the largest U.S. companies working in ASEAN, and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in Southeast Asia for over 100 years.The Council has offices in:
- Washington, D.C.
- New York
- Kuala Lumpur
The Council is the only U.S. based organization recognized in the ASEAN charter. In service of its members, the Council leads major business missions to key economies; convenes multiple meetings with ASEAN heads of state and ministers; and is the only U.S. organization to be given the privilege to raise member company concerns in consultations with the ASEAN Finance and Economic Ministers, as well as the ASEAN Customs Directors-General at their annual meetings.
The Council's committee serve as umbrellas for our membership's sectoral initiatives at both the local and regional level. Council committees include:
- Financial Services
- Food and Agriculture
- Health and Life Sciences
- Information & Communications Technology
Unmatched Assistance and Support -- Use the Channel
With long-established personal and professional relationships with key ASEAN decision makers, the Council is able to arrange genuine dialogues, solve problems and facilitate opportunities in all types of market conditions, and provide market entry and exclusive advisory services. As a member-driven organization, we tailor our services to advance individual member needs.
Through the Council, members can:
- Gain Insights into Regional Opportunities
- Increase Expertise and Access to Information While Advancing their Company
- Receive Individual Support for ASEAN Operations
Created 5 November 2012 (Last updated: 23 September 2013)