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APEC Launches Collaborative Framework On Online Dispute Resolution To Help Small Businesses

Monday, 20 June 2022, 3:15 pm | APEC

APEC strengthens its support for small businesses and the region’s economic and legal infrastructure by adding partners to its collaborative framework for online dispute resolution (ODR) in order to help micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) ... More >>

Enhance Human Capital Through Education And Cooperation: Minister

Saturday, 11 June 2022, 5:38 am | APEC

Issued by the APEC Human Resources Development Working Group Bangkok, Thailand, 10 June 2022 Education officials and experts from the 21 APEC member economies deliberated over the future of education as well as policy directions to enhance the quality ... More >>

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin’s Statement On The APEC Trade Ministers' Meeting

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 6:06 am | APEC

Through a statement , Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawit, shared with APEC Trade Ministers and member economies his assessment of the prevailing views of all APEC member economies and the way forward for the ... More >>

An App For Reducing Food Waste Lands First Place At APEC App Challenge

Monday, 23 May 2022, 5:04 pm | APEC

A duo of engineers from Thailand emerged as winners of the 2022 APEC App Challenge, held on the eve of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting in Bangkok. Palakon Kotchapansompote and Peerawit Tungwongsin stood out among a field of 28 developers ... More >>

Minister: APEC Should Push For Strong Policies To Futureproof The Region From Crises

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 5:35 pm | APEC

Thailand Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawit called upon Trade Ministers from the 21 APEC member economies to step up efforts to respond to future crises and achieve better and more inclusive economic growth in the future. ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Developers Code Sustainable Agri-business Solutions

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 5:14 pm | APEC

At a time when global food prices are on the rise in the aftermath of the worst months of the pandemic, the APEC App Challenge was held in-person for the first time in two years to address issues impacting the future of sustainable agri-food business. ... More >>

APEC Pursues Full And Sustained Recovery Amid Complexities

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 8:38 pm | APEC

Issued by the APEC Senior Officials' Meeting Bangkok, Thailand, 19 May 2022 APEC senior officials are convening to pursue common ground and supportive measures amid a troubling backdrop of uncertain economic recovery, inflationary pressure and climate ... More >>

Time To Expand The APEC List Of Environmental Goods

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 7:31 pm | APEC

By Carlos Kuriyama Singapore, 17 May 2022 In 2012, APEC Leaders endorsed a groundbreaking initiative for green trade policy cooperation — a commitment to reduce applied tariff rates on a list of 54 environmental goods to 5 percent or less by the end ... More >>

Investment Promotes Economies’ Participation In Global Value Chains: Study

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 5:28 pm | APEC

A new study by the APEC Policy Support Unit revealed that foreign direct investment provides an important pathway to global value chain participation, showing that participation develops as investments accumulate. “When member economies hold a central position ... More >>

COVID-19 Trade Challenges A Chance To Refresh Asia-Pacific Integration: Report

Saturday, 14 May 2022, 5:14 pm | APEC

There is no better time than now for APEC member economies to revive the work on integrating the Asia-Pacific, being the most dynamic region in the world, and bringing new energy to the long-term prospect of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific or ... More >>

Push From Private Sector Essential To Accelerate Regional Integration And Address Challenges: APEC

Friday, 29 April 2022, 5:59 am | APEC

Issued by the APEC Secretariat Vancouver, Canada, 28 April 2022 “A resolute push from the private sector provides the much-needed tailwinds for policymakers to move efforts in advancing regional economic integration, inclusivity, the digital economy ... More >>

APEC Science Prize Calls For Economic, Environmental, And Social Goals

Tuesday, 29 March 2022, 7:59 pm | APEC

Issued by the APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology, and Innovation Singapore, 29 March 2022 APEC is now accepting nominations for the 2022 APEC Science Price for Innovation, Research and Education, or ASPIRE, which promotes scientific excellence ... More >>

Finance Officials Focus On Sustainability And Digital Economy

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 6:17 pm | APEC

Finance and central bank deputies are convening to deliberate on policy recommendations to support the transition to sustainable finance and commit to more sustainable economic growth. Under the 2022 Finance Ministers’ Process theme of “Advancing Digitalization, ... More >>

APEC Healthy Women Healthy Economy Prize Accepting Applications

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 7:27 pm | APEC

Issued by the APEC Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy Singapore, 10 March 2022 The annual APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize is now accepting applications for outstanding research work that strives to improve women’s health ... More >>

Thailand Announces Dates For APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting

Friday, 4 March 2022, 6:57 am | APEC

Issued by the APEC Secretariat Singapore, 3 March 2022 Thailand, the host of APEC 2022, announced that the annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting will take place on 18 and 19 November in Bangkok. The announcement was made after the conclusion ... More >>

APEC Propels Regional Integration, Connectivity And Sustainability

Friday, 25 February 2022, 7:17 pm | APEC

Issued by the 2022 APEC Senior Officials' Meeting Bangkok, Thailand, 25 February 2022 Senior officials from 21 member economies pushed forward APEC’s work to reinvigorate regional economic integration, reconnect the region and reassure sustainability for ... More >>

APEC To Strengthen Food Security, Safeguard The Environment

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 4:59 pm | APEC

Food security, food safety and sustainable agriculture development have long been concerns in Asia-Pacific, and as the region works to overcome the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, APEC is advancing actions to ensure that people do not ... More >>

APEC Takes Steps To Reconnect The Region, Deepen Regional Integration

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 6:39 am | APEC

As economies learn to live with COVID-19, and as demand to travel is expected to make a steady comeback this year, APEC is taking the lead to pave a calibrated and measured way of reconnecting the dynamic region of the Asia-Pacific. In his address ... More >>

APEC Sees Surge In Trade, Grows Double-Digits Despite Disruptions

Wednesday, 16 February 2022, 6:51 pm | APEC

Home to half of world trade, the APEC region posted double-digit growth both in trade volume and value during the period of January to September 2021, according to an update to an APEC Policy Support Unit report. The volume of APEC’s merchandise ... More >>

The Future Of Work Is About People, Not Tech: Report

Monday, 20 December 2021, 8:30 pm | APEC

Issued by the APEC Economic Committee Hong Kong, China, 20 December 2021 The future of work—with advanced technologies and new working arrangements—is here and is changing economic opportunities and employment relationships. However, according ... More >>