(Hanoi) – On 27-28 June, the US-ASEAN Business Council led a delegation of leading U.S. companies to Hanoi, Vietnam as part of its third Food & Agriculture Industry Mission to Vietnam. The Council delegation met with Vietnamese government officials, local associations and key stakeholders in the food and agriculture sector to discuss how the U.S. business community can support Vietnam’s agriculture development objectives and help strengthen the role of the agriculture sector as an engine of growth for Vietnam’s economy. The mission was co-led by Ambassador Michael W. Michalak, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of the US-ASEAN Business Council, and Mr. Pushpanathan Sundram, Regional Director for Public Policy & Government Affairs for Asia of Elanco Animal Health and Vice Chair of the Council’s Food & Agriculture Committee.
(Hanoi) – CropLife Asia, EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) and the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) jointly conducted a workshop in Hanoi this week with national, regional and international food value chain stakeholders that signaled the second installment of the ASEAN Safe, Nutritious Food PPP Initiative. The three organizations have joined forces to form this new Alliance to lead a discussion around factors supporting a safe and nutritious supply of food in the region as well as help foster greater partnership between public and private sectors across the food value chain.
The Initiative’s second national workshop held in Hanoi brought more than 50 Vietnam Government officers and other national food chain stakeholders together with international and regional industry experts for a ‘farm-to-fork’ dialogue. The Initiative’s first national workshop was held in Bangkok on March 25 alongside the 2019 Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture.
Philippines Update | June 12, 2019
Authors: Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Sarina Divan, Kim Yaeger LOOKING AHEAD
June 13: Philippines General Membership Meeting
(Vientiane) - Facilitating e-Commerce, tackling illicit trade and counterfeits, and industry participation in Mutual Recognition Agreements for Authorized Economic Operators were primary areas of discussion between the Council-led delegation of U.S. businesses and ASEAN Customs officials during the Council’s annual mission to the ASEAN Customs Directors General Meeting in Vientiane, Laos. The Mission, from June 11-12, brought top executives from 9 U.S. companies to meet with officials from all 10 ASEAN member states.
Singapore Update | June 11, 2019
Authors: Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Sarina Divan, Kim Yaeger
THE COUNCIL'S TAKE
Infrastructure Update | June 6, 2019
Authors: Sunita Kapoor, Jack Myint, and Elizabeth Rickert LOOKING AHEAD July 8-9: 2019 Cambodia Business Mission