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4th APEC Senior Officials' Meeting Policy Dialogue on Regional Trade Agreements/ Free Trade Agreements

Published Date May 2006
Type of Publication Proceedings
Publication Under Committees, SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI)
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(Republished electronically in September 2006). The Dialogue aimed at (i) communicating the outcomes of 5-year implementation of APEC Trade Facilitation Action Plan (APEC TFAP 2001-2006) and (ii) brainstorming next step of trade facilitation activities in APEC in the period of 2006-2010, targeting further 5% reduction in transaction costs in the APEC region.

  • Executive Summary
  • Agenda
  • Opening Remarks
  • Viet Nam & FTA/RTAs - Perspective from a Developing Economy
  • Mexico - Perspective of an Economy with Multiple FTAs/RTAs, the Benefits, Opportunities and Challenges
  • Multilateral Trade Liberalization the Most Desirable Way for Development
  • FTA/EPA - Will They Bring a Rosy Future to Us? Perspectives from SMEs
  • Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership - Singapore’s Experience in RTAs/FTAs
  • RTAs/FTAs: Perspective from Business - Recommendations for SOM Policy Response
  • Summary