US-ASEAN Business Council Launches Digital ASEAN Dashboard to Monitor COVID-19 Government Actions Across Southeast Asia

(April 9) – The US-ASEAN Business Council today launched a dedicated COVID-19 Digital Dashboard to help companies track Government actions across Southeast Asia which includes all the latest updates on movement of people, goods and services as well as background on national emergencies declared across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).  The Digital Dashboard also collates all of the Council’s critical updates and analysis released to date as a one-stop resource to make it easier for its members and stakeholders to better understand the full picture of what is happening across ASEAN at this time and in the months to come.  It will be updated daily.

Each of the 10 countries of ASEAN has taken a unique approach in its efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, with a wide range of new policies and directives impacting business operations, movement of people, goods and services.  The Digital Dashboard aims to deliver these latest statistics on COVID-19 in ASEAN in a timely, accurate and easy-to-digest manner as well as provide direct links to Government sources of information, which are changing rapidly on a daily basis.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest challenge to the global economic system in modern history and has significantly altered business operations and supply chains across ASEAN and the rest of the world,” said Alexander Feldman, Chairman, President & CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council. “The Council has a unique vantage point on Southeast Asia, including relationships built with governments over our 36-year history. We have released dozens of updates, intelligence briefs and policy analyses for our members over the past few weeks covering this rapidly changing and evolving situation around COVID-19 in Southeast Asia, particularly following the significant implications for global supply chains. Given the rapidly changing nature of this situation, the Council is launching this easy-to-use Digital Dashboard to allow companies and stakeholders a one-stop source for all the latest, critical updates around COVID-19 in ASEAN from a business perspective”.

The Digital Dashboard may be accessed by visiting covid19.usasean.org.  The Council has made information on national measures being taken by ASEAN governments available to the general public, which can be navigated through dedicated country tabs.  Case data is sourced from the Johns Hopkins University CSSE COVID-19 tracking project.

ASEAN now represents 650 million people and a combined GDP of US $2.8 trillion across Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.  The Council’s members include many of the world’s largest American multinational corporations in numerous industries and range from those that have been working in Southeast Asia for more than a century to newcomers entering Asia’s most dynamic regional economic community.

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For over 35 years, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organization for US corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Worldwide, the Council's membership, more than 160 companies, generate over $6 trillion in revenue and employ more than 13 million people globally. Members include the largest US companies conducting business 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, DC; New York, NY; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; and Singapore.