(Siam Reap, Cambodia) The US-ASEAN Business Council held its annual consultation with the ASEAN Customs Directors-General (DGs) today to discuss customs issues impacting US companies in the region. Members of the Council made a series of presentations at the session covering issues related to Supply Chain Security, Advance Rulings on Classification, Trade Facilitation and other customs related issues. Led by Andrew Jackson, Chairman of the newly formed Customs Working Group, the Council delegation included representatives from General Motors, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, PricewaterhouseCoopers and UPS.
(Jakarta) The US-ASEAN Business Council is completing a five-day business mission to Indonesia today that includes 45 delegates from 20 prominent American companies. The mission, led by President of the US-ASEAN Business Council Matthew Daley and Chairman of the US-Indonesia Business Council Robert Haines, visited Batam before arriving in Jakarta on Tuesday.
The delegation is visiting Indonesia to hold meetings with public and private sector leaders to discuss trade and investment opportunities and concerns. Delegates of the mission are underscoring that they see the Government of Indonesia is gaining traction on investment, trade, tax, energy, transportation, health and information and communication technology policies.
(Kuala Lumpur) The US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) today concluded a senior executives' mission to Malaysia comprised of 18 executives of 10 major American companies, led by Chairman of the US-Malaysia Business Council, Michael Gadbaw, Vice President and Senior Counsel, General Electric Company; Vice Chairman of the US-Malaysia Business Council, V.R. Srivatsan, Managing Director of Oracle Corporation Malaysia; and Matthew Daley, President of the US-ASEAN Business Council.
(Singapore) The US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) concluded a senior executives’ mission to Singapore comprised of representatives of 16 major American companies. The group voiced its continued commitment to Singapore, its appreciation for Singapore's friendship and business friendly environment, and discussed areas of additional trade and investment. The Chairman of USABC bilateral US-Singapore Business Council, Bob Bauerlein of The Boeing Company, and USABC President Matthew Daley led the delegation of 25 executives.
(Washington, DC) The US-ASEAN Business Council today announced that Martin J. Sullivan, President and CEO of American International Group, Inc. has been elected the Council's new Chairman. Sullivan succeeds Charles Williamson, Chairman and CEO of Unocal Corporation, who has served as Chairman of the Council since 2002.
"The ASEAN region is important to the United States, to American business and to AIG. It's an honor to be elected chairman of this organization, which has a long record of facilitating productive dialogue between U.S. companies and the dynamic ASEAN economies," said Mr. Sullivan.
(Vientiane, Lao PDR) The US-ASEAN Business Council met with the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) today to discuss trade and investment issues impacting US companies in the region. The Council’s delegation consists of senior representatives from APL Co., DaimlerChrysler, FedEx Express, Ford Motor Company, IBM, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Time Warner and UPS. US-ASEAN Business Council President Matthew Daley led the delegation. This is the sixth year that the Council has had the honor of engaging the ASEAN Economic Ministers and offering vision and support for development of the ASEAN market.
During the meeting, members of the Council urged ASEAN and its member countries to:
(Bangkok, Thailand) The US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) today concluded a senior executives mission to Thailand comprised of representatives of 16 major American companies. The delegation of 27 executives was led by the Chairman of USABC bilateral US-Thailand Business Committee, William Ichord of Unocal Corporation, and USABC President Matthew Daley.
(Washington, DC) The US-ASEAN Business Council wrapped up its annual US Ambassadors Tour tonight with a gala dinner for more than 300 Washington government officials, current diplomatic community, business leaders, scholars and former diplomats. The dinner featured a keynote speech by United States Senator Christopher S “Kit” Bond (R-MO), and remarks by US Ambassador to Singapore Frank Lavin. (“ASEAN” stands for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations).