The US-ASEAN Business Council is the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Council works across all 10 member countries of ASEAN and is proud to represent more than 175 major U.S. companies that span every industry. Our membership includes companies which have been active in Southeast Asia for more than a century as well as newcomers looking to expand their presence in one of the world’s most dynamic markets. We work to deliver tangible results that support our members’ business objectives by removing constraints on trade and investment in ASEAN. The Council also works to elevate the importance of the U.S.-ASEAN economic relationship to American and ASEAN public policy makers and business leaders.

Founded in 1984, the Council’s unique regional, country and industry-specific intelligence and its deeply cultivated and extensive relationships allow us to engage key actors in Southeast Asia at the highest levels. Our engagement in the United States and ASEAN includes opportunities for candid dialogues where we can solve problems, facilitate business opportunities and provide unparalleled advocacy and support for transactions.

As the only U.S. organization written into the ASEAN Charter, the Council works closely with ASEAN nations on their business and investment climates. We shape business environments by engaging senior officials, developing white papers on key legislative issues and conducting targeted advocacy. We also partner with the U.S. Government, ASEAN Governments, the ASEAN Secretariat, private sector leaders, think tanks, domestic associations, AmChams, and other U.S. industry trade and policy organizations to drive change. As a result of our exclusive access and extensive engagement, heads of state and senior officials rely on the Council for briefings on U.S. private sector trade and investment priorities.

As a member-driven organisation, the Council tailors it services to advance individual member needs through our offices in Washington DC, New York, Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Hanoi, Manila, and Yangon.

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