Several cultural, political, and social hurdles exist between the United States and Southeast Asia countries. The US-ASEAN council seeks to pursue and maintain a non-conflictory and mutually beneficial business and international trading platform. As the common grounds grow, more members have warmed up to the agenda and mandate, with market import and export growth for all the members.
The US-ASEAN council represents various industries and niches, from transport, defense, security, food, and agriculture to aerospace. The members hold various annual summits to discuss the implication of local and global events on the council’s agenda and challenges affecting individual members concerning the agreed conduct.