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APEC Trade Ministers Issue Statement

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 10:58 pm | APEC

Issued by the Virtual Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 25 July 2020 Trade Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a statement during their virtual meeting on Saturday. The statement reflects the outcomes of the 2020 ... More >>

COVID-19 Crisis Deepens Contraction In The APEC Region: Report

Monday, 6 July 2020, 3:16 pm | APEC

A new updated report from the APEC Policy Support Unit finds that the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a deeper contraction to the region’s economy. The APEC region’s economic growth is now expected to decline by 3.7 percent in 2020, down from its initial forecast ... More >>

APEC To Strengthen Supply Chains, Promote Digital Trade For Recovery

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 6:23 am | APEC

Trade and investment officials from APEC member economies affirmed their commitment to safeguard the smooth flow of supply chains, remove business uncertainties to trade and accelerate work in the digital economy in a bid to fast-track the economic recovery ... More >>

COVID-19 Is An Opportunity To Reinvent Our Economies And Societies

Monday, 29 June 2020, 7:00 pm | APEC

By Emmanuel A. San Andres The year 2020 is one for the history books. It has given us an unprecedented worldwide health and humanitarian crisis, which has led to the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression almost a century ago. Even ... More >>

APEC Ministers Responsible For Trade Issue Statement On COVID-19

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 8:33 pm | APEC

We, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade, recognise the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are deeply saddened by the human losses due to the pandemic. We also express our utmost appreciation ... More >>

Promoting Trade In Medical Goods Will Save Lives

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 6:46 am | APEC

Active trade policy responses are critical for alleviating the burden on healthcare systems, according to a new policy brief by the APEC Policy Support Unit. The policy brief, titled “ Promoting Trade in Medical Goods to Tackle COVID-19 Challenges ... More >>

Preparing For The Next Pandemic

Monday, 27 April 2020, 6:58 pm | APEC

APEC economies need to develop a pandemic planning and policy toolkit By Dr Denis Hew COVID-19 has underscored the need to develop a preparedness toolkit that will identify essential health measures as well as policy actions that economies should ... More >>

Solutions For The Future: A Multi-stakeholder Perspective On Digital Tech

Saturday, 28 March 2020, 11:38 am | APEC

In 2020, APEC will be charting its priorities for the coming decades. Since 1994 , APEC’s primary goal was to achieve free and open trade and investment in the region. A post-2020 vision will necessarily consider the many changes the global ... More >>

Business Leaders To Focus On Leveraging APEC 2021 For New Zealand

Thursday, 5 March 2020, 3:05 pm | APEC

Preparations for New Zealand’s hosting of APEC 2021 are stepping up with the formation of a Business Leadership Group, which will provide advice to the Government and other entities involved in hosting APEC. The Chair of the APEC 2021 CEO Summit Committee ... More >>

APEC Healthy Women Prize Accepting Applications

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 2:07 am | APEC

The 2020 APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize is now accepting applications for outstanding research work that strives to improve women’s health, economic well-being, and chart more inclusive growth. Launched last year, the prize encourages ... More >>

APEC Advances Digitization of the APEC Business Travel Card

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 9:50 pm | APEC

Officials from APEC member economies break new ground in digitizing the APEC Business Travel Card scheme, seeking to modernize the process and make it easier for cardholders in the region to travel with the development of a mobile application. The APEC Business ... More >>

APEC Host Economy Leader's Statement

Sunday, 8 December 2019, 11:54 am | APEC

Through a statement , Chile’s President Sebastian Piñera shared with APEC Economic Leaders and member economies his reflections on APEC Chile 2019 and the steps taken this year by the forum to advance sustainable and inclusive growth. More >>

Statement from Dr Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 1:39 pm | APEC

President Sebastián Piñera, Chair of APEC Chile 2019, announced that APEC Leaders’ Week will not be held in Chile this year. The safety and welfare of Chile and our member economies are APEC’s utmost priority. As such, the APEC Secretariat supports ... More >>

Women Advancing in APEC Region but More Reforms Needed

Saturday, 5 October 2019, 11:40 am | APEC

Policies impacting women’s economic advancement have improved in some areas, but more reforms are needed to enable women to fully thrive, reports the newly updated APEC Women and the Economy Dashboard 2019 . More >>

APEC is at a crossroads; we must chart the way forward

Saturday, 31 August 2019, 11:50 am | APEC

‘APEC is at a crossroads; we must chart the way forward’ Issued by the APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting More >>

Fifth APEC Ministerial Meeting on Food Security

Sunday, 25 August 2019, 11:45 am | APEC

Fifth APEC Ministerial Meeting on Food Security: Puerto Varas, Chile, 23 August 2019 Towards Integrated Smart and Sustainable Food Systems Preamble 1. We, the APEC Ministers Responsible for Food Security, met in Puerto Varas, Chile, from 23 to 24 August 2019 ... More >>

APEC Ministers Pledge to Strengthen Food Security

Saturday, 24 August 2019, 6:08 pm | APEC

Puerto Varas, Chile, 23 August 2019 APEC Ministers urge the region’s economies to step up efforts to promote food security through fostering sustainable food systems, embracing technology, leveraging collaboration and trade, and strengthening rural ... More >>

World Needs APEC More than Ever: Business Community

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 8:38 am | APEC

Businesspeople and advocates for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, urged the region’s leaders to use APEC as an avenue for achieving more progress, such as developing workers’ skills for the digital economy or deepening policy ... More >>

Close the Digital Skills Gap by 2025 through Collaboration

Friday, 19 July 2019, 1:22 pm | APEC

Job seekers today lack the skills needed to work in the digital economy, says a survey on digital skills in the workforce. More >>

APEC21 NZ awards first significant contract to tech company

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 10:06 am | APEC

The first major procurement for New Zealand’s hosting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2021 forum has been awarded to local event technology company, Satellite, following the completion of an open procurement process. The Ministry ... More >>