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December 8, 2014

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Connectivity through Trade and Investment is a five-year project of the United States Agency for International Development and the Department of State to increase U.S. economic engagement and cooperation with ASEAN countries. Asia is an increasingly inter-connected region and with the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015, the U.S. government has aligned its development assistance priorities in support of regional integration.

Trade between the United States and ASEAN is estimated at $200 billion. The project encourages ASEAN to adopt free, transparent, sustainable and inclusive trade practices as it moves toward economic integration. This includes technical support for customs integration, trade and investment facilitation, small and medium-sized enterprises, clean and efficient energy, and information and communication technologies. These areas are also priorities under key U.S. strategic agreements and policies such as the ASEAN-U.S. Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement, Enhanced Economic Engagement Initiative and Enhanced Partnership Plan of Action.

August 29, 2014

The United States has a government-wide strategy to combat wildlife trafficking to protect endangered species such as elephants, rhinos, pangolins, tigers, sharks, tuna and turtles. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has been actively working to stop the illegal trade in wildlife in Asia since 2005 when the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Wildlife Enforcement Network (ASEAN-WEN) was created. USAID has built on ASEAN-WEN's successes and is sharing its lessons with China and South Asia through Asia’s Regional Response to Endangered Species Trafficking program. The program addresses trafficking in illegal wildlife in Asia by reducing consumer demand, strengthening law enforcement and improving regional cooperation and anti-trafficking networks.

August 29, 2014

The United States government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), invites qualified companies/individuals to submit quotation of the items specified. This is to support the operation of USAID/RDMA, Bangkok Thailand.

August 28, 2014
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking quotations from interested vendors in providing the items specified. This is to support the operation of USAID RDMA, Bangkok Thailand.
 
Ambassador Michael Froman, USTR, speaks at the 2nd ASEAN-US Business Summit
August 28, 2014

Economic Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), high-level United States Government representatives, and business leaders from the United States and ASEAN gathered at a one-day ASEAN-US Business Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Burma , to discuss regional policies to support small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development. The United States Trade Representative and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) worked with the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development in Burma, the Chair of ASEAN in 2014, to hold this Second Business Summit with the support of ASEAN and U.S. business organizations.

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