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 States’ Indo-Pacific Strategy. He also visited one of the world’s busiest ports to learn about the latest port innovations, rising productivity and enhancing ability for greater business complexity.
Under Secretary Kaplan participated in a roundtable discussion with American companies on U.S. economic engagement in the Indo-Pacific at the American Chamber of Commerce Singapore. He executed the signing of two Statements of Intent (SOI): (1) the Singapore Business Federation, Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and (2) the Singapore Manufacturing Federation, Department of Commerce, and the National Association of Manufacturers, promoting increased commercial activities benefiting the United States and Singapore. At the Milken Institute Asia Summit 2018, he was a panelist discussing recent economic developments in the U.S. and the view from Washington, D.C., on the implementation of the Administration’s #IndoPacific Strategy.