Indo-Pacific Business Forum 2019 Showcases Enduring U.S. Commitment to the Region

The Indo-Pacific Business Forum, which took place on November 4, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand, is the premier U.S.-sponsored business event in the Indo-Pacific region for 2019. It showcased the enduring U.S. commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, and the economic ties that have contributed to economic growth and prosperity in both the Indo-Pacific and the United …

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A Free and Open Indo-Pacific: Advancing a Shared Vision

REPORT BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS NOVEMBER 3, 2019 On the occasion of the 2019 Indo-Pacific Business Forum and the East Asia Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, the U.S. Department of State released a progress report on the implementation of whole-of-government strategy for the Indo-Pacific region.  “ A Free and Open Indo-Pacific:  Advancing a Shared Vision ” details two years of diplomatic, economic, governance, and security initiatives that show the …

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Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Reaffirms Excellent Bilateral Ties

Secretary Ross called on Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on October 7, 2019 during his visit to Singapore. Secretary Ross and Prime Minister Lee reaffirmed the excellent state of bilateral relations, underpinned by our strong defense and economic ties. Secretary Ross emphasized the United States’ continued engagement in the region. Secretary Ross also met …

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U.S. and Singapore Host ASEAN Trade Facilitation Workshop

The United States and Singapore jointly hosted a workshop for Southeast Asian customs and trade officials on “Implementing the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA)” from September 24-29, 2018. Trainers from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business …

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Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade builds upon U.S.-Singapore economic relationship

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gil Kaplan was in Singapore to build upon the U.S.-Singapore economic relationship and attend the Milken Institute Asia Summit 2018 September 12-14, 2018.  While in Singapore, he met with Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing to discuss collaboration on trade and investment and the United …

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