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Secretary of Commerce Leads Trade Mission to the Indo-Pacific Region with Stops in Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam


U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will lead a Business Delegation to the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand and subsequently to Indonesia and Vietnam from November 3 – 8, 2019. This mission supports President Donald J. Trump’s goals of accelerating U.S. commercial activity in the region, supporting job-creating export opportunities for American companies, as well as meeting the region’s needs for economic growth and development.

“At the Department of Commerce, we are working to fuel American private sector growth at home and in nations around the world,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “With nearly $2 trillion in two-way trade in 2018, the Department is looking to cultivate key partnerships across the Indo-Pacific as U.S. companies are launching or expanding their businesses in these markets.”

Also included over the course of the trip are bilateral meetings with senior-level foreign government officials and business-to-business engagements that will advance specific commercial opportunities not only for mission participants, but also for the future of U.S. and Indo-Pacific trade.

The trade mission will include representatives from the following companies:

•    The AES Corporation
•    American Council of Engineering Companies
•    Baxter International
•    Bechtel
•    Bell Textron
•    The Boeing Company
•    The Carlyle Group
•    Cheniere Energy, Inc.
•    Citi
•    Honeywell International, Inc.
•    LNG Limited/Magnolia LNG
•    Lockheed Martin
•    Securiport LLC
•    Tellurian Inc.
•    Tesla Inc.
•    Qualcomm Inc. 
•    Varian Medical Systems

For further information, please see the Indo-Pacific Mission Statement.