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2019 Business Mission to ASEAN Economic Ministers' (AEM) Meeting

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Name: 2019 Business Mission to ASEAN Economic Ministers' (AEM) Meeting
Date: September 8, 2019 - September 10, 2019
Event Description:
The US-ASEAN Business Council is now registering executives for its Business Mission to the 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers' (AEM) Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. The mission will take place Sunday, September 8, to Tuesday, September 10, and will consist of bilateral meetings with ASEAN Economic Ministers, as well as U.S. Government officials from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, and the U.S. Embassy in Thailand. The Council will also present its recommendations on how to deepen economic integration in ASEAN during the annual AEM-USTR consultation. 

Suggested delegate arrival/departure times may be slightly adjusted according to the AEM official schedule, once released.

The deadline for registration and submission of materials is Sunday, August 25.

Mission Meetings:  
The following meetings have been proposed:
  • Ministry of Finance and Economy (MOFE) - Brunei Darussalam
  • Ministry of Commerce (MOC) - Cambodia
  • Ministry of Trade (MOT) - Indonesia
  • Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) - Lao PDR
  • Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) - Malaysia
  • Ministry of Planning and Finance (MOPF) - Myanmar
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Philippines
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) - Singapore
  • Ministry of Commerce (MOC) - Thailand
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) - Vietnam
  • ASEAN Secretariat
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)
  • U.S. Mission to ASEAN
  • U.S. Embassy in Thailand
  • ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) Thailand
Additional meetings can be requested per mission delegates' interests and the officials' availability. Please note that we must have sufficient interest from mission delegates before requesting additional meetings.

Mission Themes:

We propose that this year's mission themes and discussion topics reflect the recommendations in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) white paper, which the Council's ASEAN Committee is currently drafting. The Council will share the white paper with member companies once the first draft is finished. In general, the white paper's themes focus on:
  • In response to the current uncertainties in global trade, advocating for the rapid realization of an ASEAN Single Market and identifying key reforms to help achieve this goal;
  • Positioning U.S. companies as crucial partners in driving economic integration due to best-in-class thought leadership, capacity building insight and experience, and corporate social responsibility efforts;
  • Ensuring consistent stakeholder engagement on cross-sector issues such as e-commerce, standards, trade facilitation, and smart cities. 
Mission participants can propose other mission themes or discussion topics. To do so, please contact Riley Smith (rsmith@usasean.org) and Mario Masaya (mmasaya@usasean.org). Proposed themes and discussion topics will also be discussed during the pre-mission planning call.

Click here to register for the mission.

Bangkok, Thailand
Date/Time Information:
Sunday, September 8-Tuesday, September 10
Contact Information:
Riley Smith; Mario Masaya
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