ICT Update | July 3, 2019
Authors: Riley Smith, Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Ella Duangkaew, Chase Blazek LOOKING AHEAD
Food & Agriculture Update | July 3, 2019
Authors: Sunita Kapoor, Hai Pham, Aishwarya Murthy and Rachel Forrest LOOKING AHEAD
August 5-9, Vietnam: Senior Officials Meeting for AMAF
Travel and Tourism Update | July 2 , 2019
Authors: Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Jordan Fox, Steven Gunawan, Shay Wester LOOKING AHEAD
July 24, 2019: Travel and Tourism Committee Call
Brunei Update | July 2, 2019
Authors: Kim Yaeger and Jordan Fox LOOKING AHEAD October 7, 2019: 2019 Business Mission to the 41st AMAF
Notes from the June 26/27 Philippines Committee Quarterly Call featuring H.E. Jose Manuel G. Romualdez, Ambassador of the Philippines to the US and 2019 Philippines Business Mission | July 1, 2019 Authors: Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez LOOKING AHEAD
(Hanoi) – On 27-28 June, the US-ASEAN Business Council led a delegation of leading U.S. companies to Hanoi, Vietnam as part of its third Food & Agriculture Industry Mission to Vietnam. The Council delegation met with Vietnamese government officials, local associations and key stakeholders in the food and agriculture sector to discuss how the U.S. business community can support Vietnam’s agriculture development objectives and help strengthen the role of the agriculture sector as an engine of growth for Vietnam’s economy. The mission was co-led by Ambassador Michael W. Michalak, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of the US-ASEAN Business Council, and Mr. Pushpanathan Sundram, Regional Director for Public Policy & Government Affairs for Asia of Elanco Animal Health and Vice Chair of the Council’s Food & Agriculture Committee.
(Hanoi) – CropLife Asia, EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) and the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) jointly conducted a workshop in Hanoi this week with national, regional and international food value chain stakeholders that signaled the second installment of the ASEAN Safe, Nutritious Food PPP Initiative. The three organizations have joined forces to form this new Alliance to lead a discussion around factors supporting a safe and nutritious supply of food in the region as well as help foster greater partnership between public and private sectors across the food value chain.
The Initiative’s second national workshop held in Hanoi brought more than 50 Vietnam Government officers and other national food chain stakeholders together with international and regional industry experts for a ‘farm-to-fork’ dialogue. The Initiative’s first national workshop was held in Bangkok on March 25 alongside the 2019 Responsible Business Forum on Food & Agriculture.
June 27, 2019
Authors: Lilibeth Almonte-Arbez, Sarina Divan, Evelyn Mariano
17th Congress Key Legislation Before Adjournment
Indonesia Update | June 27, 2019
Authors: Kim Yaeger, Landry Subianto, Michaela Wong, Chase Blazek, Ayu Nadia LOOKING AHEAD
June 27, 2019
1. Political Updates
On May 8, Thailand's Election Commission released the official results of the March 24 general election, Thailand’s first election in eight years. Two major coalitions emerged from the elections: the anti-Prayut coalition, led by Pheu Thai with 245 House seats, and the pro-Prayut coalition, led by Phalang Pracharath with 255 House seats. On May 14, the Royal Gazette published the final list of 250 senators, selected by the Prayut administration.