U.S. and Southeast Asian Nations to Deepen Trade and Investment

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk visited Vietnam on September 2, after visiting Cambodia 1at the first U.S.-ASEAN Business Summit on August 3. His visits were to deepen and strengthen trade and investment between the United States and Southeast Asian nations.

Ambassador Kirk and Cambodian Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh announced that the U.S. and Cambodia have started to explore a potential bilateral investment treaty (BIT). During Kirk’s visit in Vietnam, he also seeks to strengthen bilateral ties, advance Trans-Pacific Partnership  (TPP) and regional economic integration. The visits set the stage for the fourteenth round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, which will take place in Leesburg, Virginia, September 6 – 15.

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