APEC member economies are moving quickly to implement the newly ratified Trade Facilitation Agreement, the first multilateral trade deal under the World Trade Organization. They are intent on realizing its potential to boost trade participation and growth across the Asia-Pacific.
The Trade Facilitation Agreement, which entered into f..
A new global agreement designed to help trade flow more freely will lower costs for business and help to raise living standards across the Asia-Pacific region, business leaders meeting in Bangkok for the APEC Business Advisory Council said yesterday.
“The global economy has been through a tough period. Trade growth continues to slow,” ..
Asia-Pacific business leaders must communicate more effectively the benefits of globalization and address its adverse impacts, according to members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) who met this week in Bangkok, Thailand.
ABAC also reinforced the importance of ongoing regional and multilateral cooperation and collaboratio..
“APEC remains an incubator of ideas, an engine for innovation and a driver for regional economic growth and integration,” Viet Nam’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Bui Thanh Son, exhorted APEC Senior Officials when they convened this week with its private sector advisory body in Bangkok.
Meeting amid fragile global economic growth, sta..
Trade and sectoral officials from the 21 APEC member economies are convening in the bustling coastal town of Nha Trang to lay the groundwork for a refashioning of globalization in the Asia-Pacific. The goal is to establish policy conditions that enable more equitable trade and growth across the region.
Over the next 10 days, officials, ..