International Organizations Which Promote International Trade and Cooperation
Pacific Economic Cooperation Council
PECC is a unique tripartite partnership of senior individuals from business and industry, government, academic and other intellectual circles. All participate in their private capacity and discuss freely on current, practical policy issues of the Asia-Pacific region. PECC aims to serve as a regional forum for cooperation and policy coordination to promote economic development in the Asia-Pacific region.
Pacific Basin Economic Council
The Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) is an association of senior business leaders from throughout the Pacific Rim dedicated to expanding trade and investment through fostering open markets.
Founded in 1967, PBEC serves as the key organization through which regional executives create business relationships, encourage increased trade and investment, support open markets to lower trade barriers, and address emerging issues likely to shape the Pacific and global economies. PBEC's multinational membership includes more than 1,100 companies located in 20 economies.
US-ASEAN Business Council
The US-ASEAN Business Council is the trusted voice of the American private sector in the 10-country ASEAN market. With over two decades of building strategic alliances and working relationships with ASEAN regional organizations as well as with government and private sector leaders in each country, the Council has helped improve the business environment for American companies and expand the U.S. competitive position in the region like no other organization.
U.S. -Vietnam Trade Council
The U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1989 under the leadership of Ambassador William H. Sullivan and Foreign Minister Nguyen Co Thach to build a new future relationship between former enemies. The Trade Council’s core agenda is built around three interdependent issues: full normalization of U.S.-Vietnam relations; the framework of policy essential to building a new economic partnership between the two nations; and assisting the establishment of links that increased bilateral trade and investment. The U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council played a leading role in normalizing relations and completing the bi-lateral trade agreement, and remains at the forefront of improving bilateral trade and investment between the United States and Vietnam, and now with the goal of Vietnam’s accession to WTO.
World Trade Organization
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.