U.S. Government Resources for Business in ASEAN

The U.S. Commercial Service (USCS)

The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce and works to support U.S. jobs, spur economic growth, and promote American competitiveness. Utilizing our network of trade promotion and policy professionals in the 10 ASEAN markets, we promote U.S. exports, especially among small and medium-sized enterprises; advance and protect U.S. commercial interests, and facilitate inward investment into the United States.

Contact us at Office.ASEAN@trade.gov to learn how your business can leverage our expertise to help you succeed in this dynamic marketplace.

U.S. Government Resource for Business in ASEAN

Office of ASEAN & the Pacific Basin, U.S. Department of Commerce

The Office of ASEAN & the Pacific Basin (OAPB) in Washington, DC, helps U.S. companies export products and services to Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.  OAPB works with American companies, trade associations, and other industry groups to resolve trade issues they may encounter in the region.  Desk officers specializing in each of the ASEAN countries work with companies to overcome challenges in doing business in the region.  OAPB also shares with USCS the goals to promote U.S. exports, advance and protect U.S. commercial interests, and facilitate inward investment into the United States, since both OAPB and USCS are part of the Global Markets unit of the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

David Nufrio
Office of ASEAN and the Pacific Basin
Singapore, Burma/Myanmar & Indonesia desk officer
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20230
David.Nufrio@trade.gov

Ian Clements
Team Leader, ASEAN
Office of ASEAN & the Pacific Basin
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20230
Tel: 202-482-1821
Ian.Clements@trade.gov


USCS Offices at U.S. Embassies and Consulates in ASEAN

 

USCS Partner Posts in ASEAN

The USCS also maintains active “Partner Post” programs with the U.S. Department of State in ASEAN markets (Brunei, Cambodia) in which the USCS does not maintain a physical presence. Through this program, a USCS Posts in the region provide guidance and support to the Partner Post in order to offer standard Commercial Service products and services appropriate to the market. 

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

To discuss your Intellectual Property questions and seek advice on protecting your IP in ASEAN.

To discuss your Intellectual Property questions and seek advice on protecting your IP in ASEAN.

Kitisri Sukhapinda, Ph.D., JD., Regional IP Attaché

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Embassy Bangkok
662-205-5913
Office.Bangkok@trade.gov
/ Kitisri.Sukhapinda@trade.gov

U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA)

Provide US company representatives with a primer on USTDA’s activities and priorities for the region and how U.S. firms can partner with USTDA to develop infrastructure projects. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.

Brandon Megorden, Regional Manager to Asia
U.S. Trade and Development Agency
U.S. Embassy Bangkok
(66)2 205-5262
bmegorden@ustda.gov

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

The U.S. Government's development finance institution focused on supporting U.S. businesses in emerging markets, will also be on hand to discuss how OPIC's financing, political risk insurance, and private equity products can support investments featuring significant US private sector participation

Geoffrey Tan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific
Oversea Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)
U.S. Embassy Bangkok
(66)2 205-4028
Geoffrey.Tan@opic.gov

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

The Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) controls exports and reexports worldwide of commodities, technology, and software to support U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, such as the prevention of weapons of mass destruction and missile technology proliferation, protection of human rights, promoting regional stability, and curbing terrorism.

Scott Anderson, Regional Export Control Officer
The Bureau of Industry and Security
U.S. Embassy Singapore
(65) 6476-9037
Scott.Anderson@trade.gov


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