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Ambassador Michael W. Michalak of the US-ASEAN Business Council and Director-General of Indonesian Customs and Excise Heru Pambudi lead the Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee’s annual Dialogue Partner Consultation with the ten ASEAN Directors-General of Customs.
On March 30, the US-ASEAN Business Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a dinner for Prime Minister Prayut of Thailand, pictured here listening to remarks from USABC President & CEO Alexander Feldman highlighting the enduring strength of the 183-year commercial relationship between the U.S. and Thailand.
The US-ASEAN Business Alliance for Competitive SMEs (Business Alliance) held a workshop entitled “Digital Business for Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Training” (February 17, 2016). This event was attended by more than 150 entrepreneurs from SME’s. The workshop was sponsored by Procter & Gamble (P&G), the Office of SME Promotion (OSMEP) and USAID, with support from the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), the Thai Cosmetic Manufacturer Association (TCMA), and United Parcel Service (UPS).
A Memorandum of Understanding on Partnerships to Strengthen Health Care in Vietnam between the Vietnamese Ministry of Health and the US-ASEAN Business Council was signed November 23 by Vice Minister of Health Pham Le Tuan and Council Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director Amb. Michael W. Michalak. The signing was witnessed by Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius, Minister of Health Madame Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc.
The US-ASEAN Business Council co-hosted a dinner in honor of Indonesian President Joko Widodo on his inaugural visit to the U.S. Here Council President & CEO Alexander Feldman shares a light moment with President Jokowi and Minister of Trade Thomas Lembong.