Companies want to invest in the Philippines. The country’s greatest asset is its incredible people and their skills, commitment to hard work and team orientation. While American business supports most parts of the Tax Reform and Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill, which was passed by the Senate and House, there is one particular part of the bill which could send the wrong signal to international investors and long-term friends of the Philippines.
(Siem Reap) The US-ASEAN Business Council concluded its business mission to the 17th ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Senior Officials and Ministers Meeting (TELSOM and TELMIN, respectively) in Siem Reap, Cambodia today, where eight leading American technology companies engaged key government officials on embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution through public-private partnership.
(Bangkok) Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, the former Secretary-General of ASEAN (2008-2012), accomplished statesman, humanitarian, and friend, passed away at the age of 68 on Thursday, November 30 in Bangkok from a heart attack. The US-ASEAN Business Council and its members offer their sincere condolences to his family, friends, and the people of Thailand and of ASEAN on this sad and unexpected occasion. Dr. Surin also served as Thailand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and several other senior political roles, and was dedicated to strengthening and deepening the U.S.-Thai relationship.
President’s Newsletter – November 2017
Greetings from Washington. I have just returned to Washington after a trip to Vietnam and the Philippines where I attended the APEC CEO Summit and the ASEAN Business and Investment Summits. I also had the honor of representing the Council at the State Dinner in honor of President Trump’s first visit to Hanoi.
Food & Agriculture Update | November 13, 2017
Authors: Sunita Kapoor, Hai Pham, Jade Hoang, Kirthana Ganeson, Riley Smith LOOKING AHEAD
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