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    Dawn Shackleford, Assistant USTR for Southeast Asia and the Pacific

    Addressing this year’s US-ASEAN Summit in October, President Biden announced over US$100 million of funding to expand the strategic partnership between Washington and Southeast Asia. The announcement highlights US efforts to rebuild ties with ASEAN following the Trump Administration, and as RCEP – the world’s largest trade agreement which includes China but not the US – is expected to come into force in January 2022, driving a major shift in the global trade balance.

    To explore US trade policy in the Asia-Pacific in more detail, Asia House will welcome Dawn Shackleford, Assistant US Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, for a briefing with Corporate Members on 23 November.

    Speaking from Washington DC, Shackleford will discuss the importance of ASEAN to the US trade agenda and will outline her priorities in the role, to which she was appointed in September 2021. Shackleford will also reflect upon the importance of major regional trade agreements, including CPTPP and RCEP, and consider the significance of Southeast Asia to the Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy.

    Shackleford previously served as the Assistant USTR for WTO and Multilateral Affairs from 2016 to 2021, and was the Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for India, Nepal and Bhutan in the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) from 2014 to 2016.

    This digital briefing is being held exclusively for Asia House Corporate Members. Find out more about Corporate Membership at Asia House.

    To register interest in joining this briefing, please email Edward Danks: edward.danks@asiahouse.co.uk

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      23 November 2021
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