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Consensus Frameworks in the APEC Region

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Published Date November 2022
Type of Publication Reports
Publication Under SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE), Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG)
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Since 2014, hundreds of medical device and biopharmaceutical industry associations, healthcare professional and hospital groups, patient organizations, health regulators, and other stakeholders across APEC member economies have committed to heightening collaboration on ethical business conduct through Consensus Frameworks, a voluntary and principles-based agreement or commitment by different parties across an economy’s health system to convene on a routine basis and facilitate discussions and actions that support ethical business conduct.

Prepared for the 2022 APEC Business Ethics for SMEs Forum, the report provides a snapshot of current consensus framework activities in the APEC region.