The Office of Southeast Asia and Pacific is responsible for enhancing trade and investment relations bilaterally with the ten countries in Southeast Asia as well as Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The office leads the negotiation and implementation of U.S. trade agreements with Southeast Asia and the Pacific, including the administration and operation of U.S. FTAs with Australia and Singapore.  It leads policy development and coordinates trade negotiations and trade dialogues, including under our bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreements, with the countries in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.  The office also works to advance our relations regionally, including through initiatives with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In addition, the office works with the Southeast Asian countries, Australia and New Zealand to coordinate efforts at APEC and the WTO.

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