Southeast Asia - March 2015
The next FAS-sponsored trade mission in March 2015 will enable U.S. exporters – including small and medium-sized businesses – to connect with potential customers and learn first-hand about the market conditions and business environment in Southeast Asia. Participants will travel to Malaysia and the Philippines and also meet with buyers from Burma and Thailand, positioning themselves to enter into or expand their presence in the Southeast Asian market through this unique multi-country trade mission.
Why Southeast Asia?
U.S. agricultural exports to Southeast Asia have been growing rapidly, thanks to strong economic growth and increasing demand for high-value products in the region. With this growth expected to continue, the region holds significant untapped market potential for U.S. exporters.
Malaysia, the Philippines, Burma and Thailand boast a combined population of 262 million people. As members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), these countries are strong trading partners of the United States. U.S. exports of food and agricultural products to the four countries have doubled over the past five years, from $2.7 billion in fiscal year 2009 to $5.4 billion in FY 2014.