(Washington, DC) – The US-ASEAN Business Council congratulates the United States and twelve other Indo-Pacific countries, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, on launching the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).
“With seven ASEAN member states in tow, the Biden-Harris administration has demonstrated its commitment to an inclusive and high-standard Indo-Pacific economic policy,” said US-ASEAN Business Council President & CEO Ambassador Ted Osius. “We hope these negotiations will yield effective commitments to expand trade, create more resilient supply chains, and craft a meaningful climate agenda to benefit workers, businesses, and consumers on both sides of the Pacific.
Associate - Sustainability and Energy (Washington, DC)
The event featured key stakeholders from the U.S. government – such as U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Special Presidential Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry, and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai – ASEAN heads of state, and an assortment of USABC member companies. Participants had the opportunity to discuss key economic challenges, particularly the region’s transition to green energy, blossoming digital economy, and support for SMEs and women entrepreneurs.
(Phnom Penh) - On May 4-5, a delegation of 13 leading U.S. companies organized by the US-ASEAN Business Council arrived in Phnom Penh to engage with high-level Cambodian government officials and other stakeholders on expanding U.S.- Cambodia trade and investment ties. The delegation was led by Ambassador Michael Michalak, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of the US-ASEAN Business Council, and William G. Lafferrandre, Senior Business Development Advisor of ConocoPhillips, Chair of the Council’s Cambodia Committee.
(Washington, DC) – The US-ASEAN Business Council and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce offer their strong support for the upcoming U.S.-ASEAN Special Summit in Washington, DC from May 12-13, 2022.
“Trade should not be a bad word in American politics – when done right, it’s how we make U.S. workers, farmers, and small businesses more competitive on the world stage,” said US-ASEAN Business Council President & CEO Ambassador Ted Osius. “Both the American business community and Members of Congress know that U.S. leadership on trade is needed now more than ever, especially in the Indo-Pacific. We thank Representative Carol Miller and Representative Stephanie Murphy for spearheading this important issue.”
Themed “Adapt, Upskill, Excel: Building ASEAN SMEs’ Resilience with the ASEAN SME Academy 2.0,” the launch is the climax of a revamp project that began in 2021, aimed to introduce and publicise the upgrades and new features of the ASEAN SME Academy 2.0 website. The hybrid launch was hosted in the Philippine Trade Training Center Hall in Manila and live streamed via Zoom Webinar, YouTube, and Facebook to audiences across Southeast Asia.
(Washington, D.C.) The US-ASEAN Business Council and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted the first annual U.S.-Indo-Pacific Conference on April 5–6, 2022. The two-day forum brought together senior U.S. government officials, corporate executives, and top scholars to discuss the most critical challenges and opportunities facing the region. Participants contributed to a variety of panel discussions, fireside chats, and keynote speeches on topics ranging from regional economic recovery to the clean energy transition.
(Washington, D.C.) - The US-ASEAN Business Council Institute (USABCI), a 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the charitable arm of the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC), is proud to launch the Myanmar Scholarship Fund at the opening of the inaugural US-Indo-Pacific Conference.