APEC Trade Ministers issue Statement

Surabaya, Indonesia, 21 April 2013
  • Issued by the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting

APEC Trade Ministers concluded their meeting on Sunday in Surabaya by issuing a Statement that outlines collective solutions for addressing challenges that could impact the Asia-Pacific’s economic landscape.

The Statement considers the following specific efforts based on a shared understanding of the current state of the global economy:

  • Continuing Support for the Multilateral Trading System
  • Continuing on Attaining the Bogor Goals
  • Achieving Sustainable Growth with Equity
  • Promoting Connectivity

APEC Trade Ministers also issued a separate Standalone Statement: Strengthening the Multilateral Trading System Through Bali MC9. It describes APEC member economies’ continued support for the multilateral trading system, as embodied by the WTO, and their responsibility to make significant contribution to securing tangible results at the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in Bali.

The APEC Trade Ministers’ Statement and separate Standalone Statement can be downloaded at this link.

The APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting will be held in Bali in October.

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