WASHINGTON, DC - On February 5, U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Brent McIntosh met with Monetary Authority of Singapore Deputy Managing Director Jacqueline Loh and issued a U.S.-Singapore Joint Statement on Financial Services Data Connectivity in mutual recognition of the greater need to support cross-border data flows. The statement, which is consistent with language on data provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement and U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement, committed the U.S. and Singapore to pursue the following goals:
The US-ASEAN Business Council welcomes 15 directors elected to the Board’s Second Class, whose two-year terms began on January 1, 2020. The new class of Directors was elected at the Council’s Board of Directors Meeting on December 12, 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam.
In addition to the 15 elected candidates in the Second Class, the nominating committee filled a vacancy created by the resignation of Alexis Serlin from Novartis. Simon Dale, Managing Director of Southeast Asia for Adobe, was elected to fill the vacancy in the current Initial Class through December 31, 2020. In total, the US-ASEAN Business Council’s Board is composed of 31 Directors representing a cross-section of industries, with seven women seated on the Board.
Food & Agriculture Update | January 22, 2020
Authors: Sunita Kapoor, Hai Pham, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Jacob Corfman and J-Ren Ong LOOKING AHEAD
Vietnam Update | January 17, 2020
Authors: Hai Pham, Riley Smith and Minh Vu LOOKING AHEAD
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The US-ASEAN Business Council led its annual mission to the 23rd Meeting of ASEAN Tourism Ministers in Brunei, supporting the theme of “ASEAN: Together towards a Next Generation of Travel.” The delegation was comprised of leading U.S. companies in the Travel and Tourism sector, namely, Expedia, Marriott International, Airbnb, Agoda, and SAP. The Council pushed for innovation including sharing insights from the digital economy and offering best practices in human capability building as ASEAN aims to position itself as a single destination for tourism.
Health & Life Sciences | January 15, 2020
Authors: Sunita Kapoor, Hai Pham, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and J-Ren Ong LOOKING AHEAD