2006 APEC Perspectives, November 2006

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2006 APEC Perspectives, November 2006

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November 2006

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This book presents selected papers which include, among others, complex behind-the-border obstacles to trade and investment, capacity building for sustainable growth, the role of FTAs/RTAs vis-a-vis realizing APEC's goals of free and open trade and investment, the new security agenda, APEC and sustainable development, and the way forward on APEC reform.

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • APEC Then Now: The Catalytic Role of the APEC Process: Behind the Border, Beyond the APEC Goals
  • APEC in a New Regional Architecture
  • A Fresh Core Economic Mission for APEC
  • APEC's Trade and Investment Liberalisation and Facilitation (TILF): Its Achievements and Tasks Ahead
  • Capacity-Building for Economic Cooperation with Shared Prosperity
  • The New Security Agenda and Emerging Concepts of Regional Resilience
  • An "Agenda-driven" Reform for APEC
  • Increasing Sub-regionalism within APEC and the Bogor Goals: Stumbling Block or Building Block?
  • Analysis of APEC Approaches and Activities Promoting Sustainable Development
  • Examining APEC'S Programmes Towards Reaching the Bogor Goals for Services Liberalisation
  • APEC Means Business, A Business Perspective
  • RATs/ FTAs: Perspective from Business Recommendation for Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) Policy Response
  • The Importance of an Enabling Business Environment for Growth
  • Business Perspective on Trade Facilitation
  • Conclusion