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Aid For Small Business In The APEC Region During COVID-19

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 6:23 am | APEC Secretariat

In the last month, we have seen governments roll out unprecedented fiscal stimulus packages in aid of businesses as a response to equally unprecedented lockdowns on travel and economic activity meant to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. In ... More >>

Still Room to Ensure Trade

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:55 pm | APEC Secretariat

Strong Asia-Pacific growth is facing increasing risk due to trade tensions and rising protectionism but there is still maneuvering room to ensure trade before the region’s economies backslide, according to the APEC Policy Support Unit . More >>

APEC, Business Detail Progressive Trade Remedies in Toronto

Saturday, 29 July 2017, 12:36 pm | APEC Secretariat

Toronto, Canada, 28 July 2017 – APEC officials and the Asia-Pacific business community are intensifying their policy consultations to sustain a fragile recovery in trade growth by confronting legitimate concerns about fairness that threaten to undermine ... More >>

Out-of-Town Vacations Fire Up Local Economies

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 3:08 pm | APEC Secretariat

Tourism is a major income generator in the Asia-Pacific region and arrivals have more than doubled in the past two decades. An unexpected group stands to gain most, however, in the success of this consistently growing sector. More >>

Typhoon Hagupit Brings Increasing Disaster Risk into Focus

Friday, 12 December 2014, 1:16 pm | APEC Secretariat

Manila, The Philippines, 8 December 2014 – Senior Officials from the 21 APEC member economies , the world’s largest regional economic group, will meet Tuesday in Manila to launch their agenda for collaboration during the Philippines’ year as APEC Chair ... More >>

APEC Leaders, Business Engage on Future of Regional Economy

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 11:13 am | APEC Secretariat

Beijing, China, 10 November 2014 – The Leaders of the 21 APEC member economies commenced their two-day gathering in Beijing on Monday, engaging with Asia-Pacific business executives who called for accelerated regional integration to promote sustained ... More >>

APEC China 2014 commences in Ningbo

Saturday, 22 February 2014, 3:29 pm | APEC Secretariat

Ningbo, China, 22 Feb 2014 - The curtain has risen on APEC China 2014 in the eastern port city of Ningbo where member economies are gathered to strengthen regional integration and trade flows needed to capture greater consumption-based growth. More >>

APEC addressing changing growth patterns: Bollard

Tuesday, 14 January 2014, 11:08 am | APEC Secretariat

Hong Kong, China, 13 Jan 2014 - “We are now seeing a shift toward domestic demand-driven growth and an increase in services trade as opposed to predominantly trade-driven growth that focused on manufactured and processed goods that occurred in region over ... More >>

APEC Members to set priorities for 2014 in Beijing

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 6:05 pm | APEC Secretariat

Beijing, China, 10 Dec 2013 APEC senior officials have been meeting on Monday and Tuesday in Beijing to determine the priorities for APEC China 2014, just after the World Trade Organization found consensus this weekend in Indonesia and while Trans ... More >>

Ensure Economic Progress Is Equitable And Inclusive

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 3:19 pm | APEC Secretariat

Singapore, 25 Feb 2013 - APEC is intent on ensuring that its capacity building efforts better enable member economies to realize free trade and investment while promoting inclusive growth that benefits the small businesses and people of the region. More >>

Pacific-wide search for APEC’s best photos in 2012

Monday, 3 September 2012, 6:45 pm | APEC Secretariat

Out of 408 photos submitted by 148 photographers from 14 economies across the APEC region, Viet Nam citizen Dinh Ngoc Trung’s photo “Early Morning Market” stood out among the judging panel and won the grand prize. His winning photo of street ... More >>

Support For SME Innovation, Supply-Chain Integration

Friday, 3 August 2012, 11:29 am | APEC Secretariat

Support For SME Innovation, Supply-Chain integration to top APEC Ministers’ agenda in St Petersburg Issued by the APEC Secretariat St Petersburg, Russia, 2 August 2012 – APEC Ministers will gather in St Petersburg, Russia on Friday to promote greater ... More >>

The Honolulu Declaration- Toward a Seamless Regional Economy

Monday, 14 November 2011, 2:21 pm | APEC Secretariat

19th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting: 'The Honolulu Declaration - Toward a Seamless Regional Economy' 19th APEC ECONOMIC LEADERS' MEETING Honolulu, Hawaii, USA November 12-13, 2011 "THE HONOLULU DECLARATION – TOWARD A SEAMLESS REGIONAL ECONOMY" ... More >>

Business leaders applaud Obama’s move on APEC travel card

Sunday, 13 November 2011, 9:07 pm | APEC Secretariat

Business leaders applaud Obama’s move on APEC travel card Issued by the APEC Secretariat Honolulu, United States, November 12, 2011 – Business leaders today welcomed new legislation giving US citizens access to the APEC Business Travel Card scheme, a ... More >>

Trade transaction costs fall in APEC region

Wednesday, 9 November 2011, 10:56 am | APEC Secretariat

Honolulu, United States, November 8, 2011 - Trade transaction costs across the Asia-Pacific region have fallen 5%, resulting in US$ 58.7 billion in total savings for businesses, research shows. More >>

APEC Officials Promote Trade, Green Growth at San Francisco

Wednesday, 28 September 2011, 10:18 am | APEC Secretariat

San Francisco, California, 27 September 2011 - Senior officials from the 21 member economies of the APEC forum took action in San Francisco, California, earlier this week when they met to seek deeper regional economic integration, promote sustainable ... More >>

Women are vital to power economic growth: Clinton

Saturday, 17 September 2011, 4:47 pm | APEC Secretariat

Women are vital to power economic growth, says US Secretary of State Clinton Issued by APEC Secretariat San Francisco, California, September 16, 2011 – With economic models straining in every corner of the world, no economy can afford to perpetuate ... More >>

APEC Launches Photography Competition

Wednesday, 7 September 2011, 11:03 am | APEC Secretariat

Singapore, September 6, 2011 – APEC invites the Asia-Pacific region’s photographers to interpret APEC’s priorities by submitting their pictures by October 10 for consideration by a panel. The winning shots will be announced in Honolulu in November during the ... More >>

APEC weighs in on WTO’s Third Global Review of Aid for Trade

Thursday, 21 July 2011, 3:17 pm | APEC Secretariat

Making it easier for businesses to deal with non-tariff barriers will contribute to economic expansion, said APEC Secretariat Executive Director, Ambassador Muhamad Noor, at the Third Global Review of Aid for Trade in Geneva on Monday. More >>

APEC Ministers issue statement to bolster trade and SME

Saturday, 21 May 2011, 2:05 pm | APEC Secretariat

APEC Ministers issue first-ever joint statement to bolster trade and SME development Big Sky, Montana, 20 May 2011 – A first-ever joint statement by APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) was issued today. More >>