U.S.-ASEAN Connect is the strategic, unifying framework for the United States’ growing economic cooperation with ASEAN. Connect helps bring together the resources and expertise of the U.S. government and private sector for a cohesive and coordinated approach to economic engagement with ASEAN. Connect supports ASEAN’s efforts to strengthen the ASEAN Economic Community and U.S. efforts to enhance business opportunities in the region through programming and policy support to increase trade and economic development in the region. Connect focuses on increasing opportunities in the energy sector, building a free and open digital economy, facilitating two-way trade, support for small and medium-sized enterprises, and encouraging young innovators and entrepreneurs. Connect strives to provide new opportunities for deeper trade ties, economic and job growth in the United States and ASEAN, and mutually beneficial economic development.
Business Connect supports increased commercial engagement between the United States and ASEAN.
Energy Connect helps ASEAN develop power sectors using sustainable, efficient, and innovative technologies.
Innovation Connect supports innovation-focused ecosystems that spur invention, create new businesses, promote sustainable growth and assist ASEAN in developing the region’s future innovators, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Policy Connect works with ASEAN countries to improve the business environment for growth, trade, innovation and investment under various work plans.
U.S. ASEAN Internship Program
Our current big project under Business Connect – Highlight of internship opportunities for Southeast Asian students at top U.S. companies operating in Southeast Asia.
News and Events
Our exciting news and events around the region.