Policy Issues - Letters to U.S. Government Representatives, 2009

The below letters were sent to members of the U.S. Congress and the Administration to present our views on key issues that affect U.S. competitiveness and presence in the Asia-Pacific region. Click the links to see the full letters.

APCAC Letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Minority Leader, Jul 13, 2009, requesting increased funding for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service.

APCAC Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways & Means, Chief Tax Counsel, Aug 7, 2009, proposing that the Chairman request GAO to examine the tax treatment of Americans working overseas and its implications for American competitiveness.

APCAC Letter to Treasury Department, South and Southeast Asia, Deputy Director, Sep 7, 2009, concerning tax treatment of Americans working overseas, and cooperation to ensure an equitable system of taxation for all Americans and to maintain America’s competitiveness overseas.

APCAC Letter to U.S. Senate and House of Representatives Appropriations Conferees, Sep 10, 2009 requesting increased funding for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service provided in the Senate Appropriations Committee’s version of H.R. 2847.

APCAC Letter to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Sep 15, 2009, supporting the Free Trade Agreement between Korea and the United States, in response to the request for comments [Docket No. USTR-2009-0020].

APCAC Letter to U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chair and U.S. House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Chair, Oct 6, 2009, highlighting four areas that should be addressed in any healthcare proposal that is adopted: right of residency for returning U.S. citizens that have been working abroad, exemption from individual mandate provisions, worldwide healthcare insurance, and eligibility for Medicare coverage for overseas U.S. citizen retirees.

AmCham Bangladesh - Dhaka

AmCham Bangladesh’s members include US companies doing business in Bangladesh; Bangladesh companies whose primary business is representing US produced goods and services; and non-profit organizations of United States origin.