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Location/Date: Washington, DC, United States 04/09/2014 - 04/09/2014
Event Summary:
As the economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations move towards their goal of economic integration in 2015, the U.S. Commercial Service Offices in Embassies across Southeast Asia are positioning themselves to assist U.S. companies to gain a foothold in this important and growing market. Southeast Asia's population of 620 million is roughly twice the size of the United States and represent a market with a combined GDP of more than $2.2 trillion. The ASEAN economies are continuing robust growth as nominal Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 5.7 percent at US$ 2.31 trillion in 2012 and over the past decade, these countries have averaged a growth rate of more than five percent per year.

Senior Commercial Officers from across Southeast Asia will participate in the Asia-Pacific Business Outlook Conference in Los Angeles from April 5th thru 8th, 2014. To ensure US companies across the United States can gain access to these professionals, the Global Markets unit of the U.S. Department of Commerce is also organizing a webinar on Southeast Asia on April 9th. This will be a unique opportunity to hear from these top U.S. trade professionals and learn firsthand how this new and emerging market is offering opportunities for us exporters and businesses. The timing of this webinar is designed to help you to identify key trade promotion events and opportunities across Southeast Asia in 2014.

In 2012, U.S. goods trade reached some $198 billion up from $145 billion in 2009, making ASEAN the fourth largest U.S. export market and fifth largest overall trading partner. In 2011, trade in services with ASEAN countries exceeded $30 billion, with exports of $19 billion and imports of $11 billion, allowing the United States to achieve an $8 billion services trade surplus with ASEAN.

U.S. foreign direct investment in ASEAN markets totaled more than $159 billion in 2011, led by investments in manufacturing, finance and insurance, and nonbank holding companies and those figures are growing. Indeed, in 2013, global foreign direct investment (FDI) into Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, known as ASEAN 5, outstripped FDI into China for the first time.

These and many other indicators provide strong evidence that the US business community should be positioning itself now to take advantage of these opportunities in 2015 and beyond. Please act now to reserve your space in this informative and timely webinar!

Join us on Wednesday, April 9 at 10:00 - 11:00 AM (PDT or 1pm EST), for this informative online session that will help you understand the opportunities that South East Asia offers for your firm! The following experts will be leading the session:

• Patrick Santillo

Regional Senior Commercial Officer and Senior Commercial Officer,

U.S. Embassy, Singapore

• James McCarthy

Senior Commercial Officer,

U.S. Embassy, Manila, The Philippines

• Others TBC

Together, these experts will help you:

• Understand the U.S. Commercial Service's footprint across this vast region

• Identify key trade promotion events in the region for your product or service

• Evaluate how various regional trade blocs and agreements are benefitting U.S. Exports

• Utilize various U.S. Commercial Service programs

• Benefit from the efforts and Finance Programs of other USG Agencies active in the region

• Expedite your entry into this highly diversified and promising region.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Topic: The US Commercial Service in Southeast Asia: Your keys to Success

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Cost: $15 per participant.


Contacts:
Linda Abbruzzese, ODI
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-3787
Linda.Abbruzzese@trade.gov

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