Investment Negative List Renovated, Language Revisions Remain, March 22 IN THIS UPDATE: Investment Negative List Automotive Defense & Security Energy Financial Services Food & Agriculture ICT U.S. Relations Other
Council Members will have the opportunity to serve as participants in the Peer Review process of the project concept papers for a Millenium Challenge Corporation grant to Indonesia. For more information, please contact Mike Orgill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obama Postpones Asia Trip Until Summer to Work on Health Care Bill, March 18
Indonesia Pulls Back From Plan to Open Telecom Towers to Foreign Investors, Mar 18 2010 IN THIS UPDATE: Indonesia Malaysia Singapore Thailand Vietnam Others
Looking Ahead...April 12: Panel on Successful Partnership with the World Bank, generously hosted by AT&T. For more information, please contact Putri Alam at email@example.com
Obama delays Asia trip to deal with health care, Mar 12 IN THIS UPDATE: Obama delays Asia trip to deal with health care Bank Century Defense & Security Energy U.S. Relations Other
Power Crisis and Elections Could Hinder Legitimacy, February 23 2010 IN THIS UPDATE: ASEAN Brunei Indonesia Laos Malaysia Philippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam
Clean Energy Trade, Technology and Investment Forum
Southeast Asian Defense Budgets to rise 8-9% annually, Feb 22, 2010 IN THIS UPDATE: Expanding SE Asian Defense Budgets Cobra Gold Indonesia Myanmar Singapore Thailand Vietnam
The Council will host a briefing with Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Robert Scher on Friday, February 26th at 3pm in DC. For more information, contact Anthony Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane's Weekly projects SE Asian Defense Budgets to Expand
Southeast Asia Telecommunication Top 10 Predictions, Feb 17 2010 IN THIS UPDATE: ASEAN Brunei Malaysia Philippines Thailand Vietnam Others
Myanmar expands privatizations, looks to revive agricultural sector, Feb 12, 2010 IN THIS UPDATE:Defense & Security Energy Finance Food & Agriculture Infrastructure Politics International Relations Humanitarian issues Other
We are considering a one-day Myanmar Business Dialogue in Yangon, Myanmar on either March 28 th or 29 th. For more information on this program, please contact Frances Zwenig at email@example.com
Defense & Security
Burmese navy participates in Asia-Pacific war games, Irrawaddy, Feb 9th
Philippines Food & Drink Report, Feb 5 2010 IN THIS UPDATE: ASEAN Brunei Cambodia Indonesia Laos Myanmar Philippines Thailand Vietnam
The Food & Agriculture Working Group's quarterly meeting will be held in March, please contact Ira Sugita at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Jakarta) The US-ASEAN Business Council applauds the launch today of Indonesia's “National Single Window”, a program that will streamline the nation’s customs process and dramatically reduce the time it takes for containers to clear customs.
A container currently arriving in Indonesia generally requires between five and six days to be cleared by Indonesian customs. The new rules will reduce this time to potentially a matter of hours by creating a “one point, one time” system for data submission and reducing the number of steps needed for customs clearance.
“This new program will insure goods reach Indonesian businesses and consumers more efficiently,” says US-ASEAN Business Council President Alex Feldman. “Better customs processes will increase trade and create jobs on both sides of the Pacific.”