In February, the Biden Administration released its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy that leans heavily on alliances, military deterrence and a stronger presence in Southeast Asia to counter China’s growing regional and global footprint. Its central focus is sustained and creative collaboration with allies, partners, and institutions, within the region and beyond it. It emphasizes ASEAN centrality, noting the region’s role in helping address pressing challenges, and pledges to deepen long-standing cooperation with ASEAN while launching new initiatives in areas including health, climate and environment, energy, transportation, and gender equity and equality. A related Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), to be launched in the coming weeks, will focus on economic engagement with the region in areas including the digital economy, supply-chain resiliency and security, transparent, high-standards infrastructure, and digital connectivity.
AmCham members are invited to participate in a virtual meeting on the evening of April 13 titled, “Driving the Development of US Policy Towards the Asia-Pacific and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework” featuring a briefing from US Chamber of Commerce leaders to hear the inside story of what’s happening in Washington when it comes to the development of US policy towards the Asia Pacific, from both a Congressional and Executive Branch perspective.
These important issues will be discussed in greater detail at the AmChams of Asia Pacific Business Summit in Hanoi on May 20. Click HERE for more information on how you can participate in the Summit.
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