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Asia EDGE Trade Mission
The Trade Mission has been indefinitely postponed until ITA can determine a path forward that ensures the safety, health, and welfare of participants.

Asia Edge Trade Mission

Launched in July 2018, Asia EDGE (Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy) is a U.S. whole-of-government effort to grow sustainable and secure energy markets throughout the Indo-Pacific. Asia EDGE seeks to strengthen energy security, increase energy diversification and trade, and expand energy access across the Indo-Pacific. 


ITA is organizing an executive-led Business Development Mission to Southeast Asia, with stops in Indonesia (Jakarta) and Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi) and an optional program in Thailand (Bangkok). This trade mission will be the first organized under the Asia Enhancing Development and Economic Growth through Energy (Asia EDGE) initiative. 


Mission participants will have the opportunity to meet with key Southeast Asian decision-makers to discuss how to foster policies, regulations, and financial investment that support the development of sustainable, secure, and profitable energy markets. Mission participants will network with regional government officials, be introduced to prospective business partners, and facilitate discussions on best practices in their areas of technical expertise. Participants will gain market insights, make industry contacts, solidify business strategies, discuss enabling policies, and advance specific projects, with the primary goal of increasing U.S. exports of products and services to the Indo-Pacific. The mission will include customized one-on-one business appointments, meetings with state and local government officials, and networking events.

Participation Requirements and Application

The Trade Mission has been indefinitely postponed until ITA can determine a path forward that ensures the safety, health, and welfare of participants. Organizations that have already been selected to participate in the mission will continue to be considered as active participants unless they inform ITA otherwise.

Proposed Timetable

*Note: The final schedule of meetings, events, and site visits will depend on the availability of host government and business officials, specific goals of mission participants, and flight availability and ground transportation options. 

  • Day 1 - (Optional Spin Off Program Commences) - BANGKOK (Afternoon Sessions)
  • Day 2 - BANGKOK (Full Day Sessions)
  • Day 3 - Travel to JAKARTA
  • Day 4 - Official Trade Mission Program Commences - JAKARTA (Full Day Sessions)
  • Day 5 - JAKARTA (Morning Sessions) - Travel to HO CHI MINH CITY
  • Day 6 - HO CHI MINH CITY (Full Day Sessions)
  • Day 7 - Travel to HANOI - HANOI (Evening Reception)
  • Day 8 - HANOI (Full Day Sessions) - Official Trade Mission Program Concludes


Companies may address additional questions about this mission to:

Victoria Yue
Senior Oil & Gas Trade Specialist 
Office of Energy and Environmental Industries 
U.S. Department of Commerce 
Phone: (202) 482-3492

Cathy Gibbons 
Global Energy Team Lead 
U.S. Commercial Service 
Westchester (New York) 
U.S. Department of Commerce 
Phone: (914) 682-6712