STA 2010 : 10th Anniversary Celebration and Conference

Congratulations on the Strategic Trade Act (STA) 2010 10th Anniversary Celebration!

AMCHAM was delighted to be invited to be on the Public Private Partnership panel this morning alongside with Mr. Nantha Kumar Govindasamy, Director, International Trade Policy (Asia Pacific), Intel Microelectronics (M) Sdn. Bhd., Mr. Zameer Zahur Hussain, Head of Sales & Operations, Olefin, Glycol and Derivatives Department, PETRONAS Chemical Marketing Labuan Ltd, PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad, moderated by George Tan Swee Cheng, Founder CAPTCIS, Singapore and facilitated by Mr. Lewis Pyrtle, Regional Advisor, Export Control and Related Border Security, U.S. Department of State.

The key takeaway from the discussion was the importance and need for continuous engagement between the public and private sectors. Policymaking and implementation are lagging behind the rapid pace at which businesses are evolving. This further underscores the need for government and industry to stay engaged so that the policies reflect industry needs. Proactive engagement using a collective voice is one of the ways that AMCHAM can help to bridge this gap and facilitate dialogue. 

AMCHAM would like to thank MITI for organizing this program and congratulations once again.