FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Department of Commerce
WASHINGTON – 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.
For further information, please see the Indo-Pacific Mission Statement.