The US and ASEAN: Economy, Trade, and Regional Dynamism

The Honorable Robert O. Blake, Jr., United States Ambassador to Indonesia; The Honorable Philip S. Goldberg, United States Ambassador to the Philippines ; The Honorable Ted Osius, United States Ambassador to Vietnam; The Honorable Joseph Y. Yun, United States Ambassador to Malaysia. Moderated by Alexander Feldman.

The US and ASEAN: Economy, Trade, and Regional Dynamism by The Chicago Council

The ten countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) combine to make up the fourth-largest export market and fifth-largest trading partner for the United States. As the work on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) attests, the region’s economic importance is shaping US efforts to rebalance towards Asia. While the ambitious trade deal faces an uncertain future, negotiations around the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – which, unlike the TPP, includes all ten ASEAN countries and China – move forward. What are the prospects for members of ASEAN negotiating the balance of power between China and the US? What do these developments mean for the private sector and the role of the US in the region? Join The Chicago Council and a delegation of US ambassadors to members of ASEAN for on-the-ground insight on the future of trade and partnership in Asia. 

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