APEC economies are stepping up their joint efforts to improve their energy policies amid landmark shifts in global production and rising demand that is intensifying pressure on growth and the environment.
As APEC works towards greater free trade and market integration, game-changing issues in the economic environment are prompting member economies to rethink how best to achieve these goals.
APEC is taking steps to ensure that member economies are in a position to uniformly embrace controls on traded goods whose misuse could pose a security risk while upholding legitimate business between importers and exporters.
Over a hundred APEC Digital Opportunity Centers are working to ensure that a greater number of people in the region are able to enjoy the benefits of information and communications technology, and promote inclusive growth.
APEC Leaders concluded their meeting in Bali on Tuesday by issuing a declaration under the theme: “Resilient Asia-Pacific, engine of global growth.”
This report examines the economic performance of the APEC region in the first half of this year. There have been divergent trends seen in the region. Economic activity has strengthened in industrialized APEC economies while there has been weaker than expected GDP growth in some APEC emerging and developing economies.
Trends in Trade Finance across the APEC Region, October 2013
APEC Economic Trends Analysis, October 2013
Key Trends and Developments Relating to Trade and Investment Measures and their Impact on the APEC Region, October 2013