The statement reflects the outcomes of the 2018 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting chaired by Papua New Guinea Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Rimbink Pato. It addresses the following areas:
- Improving Connectivity and Deepening Regional Economic Integration
- Promoting Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
- Strengthening Inclusive Growth Through Structural Reform
- Strengthening Economic and Technical Cooperation
Separately, Minister Pato issued a Statement of the Chair on Supporting the Multilateral Trading System. It reflects his assessment of the prevailing views of APEC economies.