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East Asia and the Pacific

EastAsia-Map.pngEconomic revival, relaxed trade barriers, falling duties and tariffs, and China's accession to the World Trade Organization have been major driving forces behind the increasing momentum in trading between San Diego and Asia. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan dominate computer, electronics, semiconductor, and cell phone industries. Young urban populations are tech-savvy, globally minded, and online connected. Now is the time to secure your position in the Asian marketplace. For more information on this region, please call 619.615.0868 or e-mail Asia Desk.

Regional Resources

Asia Business Today
An excellent resource for businesses looking to expand to Asia, this site provides articles, daily news, as well as statistics and country comparisons.

Asia Daily
Daily news culled from several sources, concentrating on Asia.

China Market
Run by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of China, this site is a Chinese business portal, and exclusively in Chinese.

China Online
A U.S.-based information service for China, divided into categories depending on industry.
Provides trade leads in China.

Embassy of China in Washington, D.C.
Embassy provides links to major sites, comprehensive information about U.S.-China relations and economy.

Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C.
With information about economic issues and current events.

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative seeks to create new business opportunities for America through its trade policies. To that end they have provided information on various regions throughout the world, opportunities there, and policies and regulations concerning those areas.

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York
General as well as trade and economic information.

The Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
The Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, headed by Assistant Secretary Stanley Roth, deals with U.S. foreign policy and U.S. relations with the countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

Time Magazine
Time Magazine Asia provides current news and information for those interested in the region.

Trade Information Center
The Trade Information Center provides comprehensive information for those wishing to export to the Asian-Pacific region, such as trade policies, general information regarding the economy and markets, and business etiquette.

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Working to reduce poverty and manage globalization, UN ESCAP promotes economic and social development throughout the region, as well as formulates assistance programs and projects in the region. Resources include information on trade policies, developing industries, as well as general information on social and political conditions.

United States State Department's Permanent Archive of Country Commercial Guides
Country Commercial Guides provide comprehensive information regarding East Asia and the Pacific's political culture, investment opportunities, trade regulations, as well as advice on marketing U.S. goods and services.

Foreign Embassies in the United States

Country Information

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