APEChttps://www.apec.org/Press/SpeechesAPEC - RSSen{2D61636E-B763-4345-BC01-88684001C475}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0825_GOSPilot APEC Services Index to Foster More OpennessChile, host economy of APEC 2019, hosted a services summit on the sidelines of the APEC 3rd Senior Officials’ Meetings in Puerto Varas, Chile, to spotlight the potential of the services sector in strengthening regional integration and explore new opportunities to make the region more friendly for services trade.Sun, 25 Aug 2019 10:15:00 +0800{F32C8F4A-90D0-4F73-A06B-CEF21BB86D20}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0823_FSMMAPEC Ministers of Agriculture Issue Joint StatementMinisters of Agriculture from the APEC member economies issued a statement following their meeting in Puerto Varas on 23 August 2019.Sat, 24 Aug 2019 22:13:00 +0800{F6A29C24-18A3-4214-9DF8-A5026528BB88}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0823_FSAPEC Ministers Pledge to Strengthen Food SecurityAPEC Ministers urge the region’s economies to step up efforts to promote food security through fostering sustainable food systems, embracing technology, leveraging collaboration and trade, and strengthening rural development.Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:30:00 +0800{7197A70F-844B-41B5-B579-929AB4A6B043}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0822_MarineCleaning Up APEC Rivers and Oceans of Plastic PollutionAn increasingly familiar sight in Asia and Latin America, the cleaning up of beaches highlight a key concern for APEC: marine debris, or everyday refuse from towns and villages that travel down rivers and into the oceans.Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:30:00 +0800{FC75E727-2DD0-4BF3-8E00-D180AF337304}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0822_CDAPEC Chemical Dialogue Strengthens Trade through CooperationThe top Asia-Pacific forum for the chemical industry – the world’s fifth largest manufacturing sector – is strengthening cooperation on regulatory affairs, in order to facilitate trade, create more jobs, and promote sustainable development.Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:30:00 +0800{B4631F37-BCA5-4005-B395-8931B635F175}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0822_HWGAPEC Calls for Accelerated Action to Foster Healthy AgeingAPEC economies are committed to pursuing more innovative partnerships to address the health, social, and economic impacts of the region’s rapidly ageing population, said senior officials attending the 9th APEC High-Level Meeting on Health & the Economy at the APEC 3rd Senior Officials’ Meetings.Thu, 22 Aug 2019 22:39:00 +0800{3984BDF8-8606-4F6F-B7E1-50A566C22C97}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0820_pngHelp Women Farmers and Fishers to Grow to Boost APEC GrowthOfficials from agriculture and fisheries ministries, as well as from non-government bodies in APEC, are working to identify solutions that may improve opportunities for women in agriculture and fisheries, including aquaculture. In some APEC economies, rural women make up half or more of the work force for primary industries such as agriculture and fisheries.Tue, 20 Aug 2019 01:13:00 +0800{921E3659-AF63-4049-A7F9-7A3DD1E5F245}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0819_LSIFNew APEC Survey: More Regulatory Approval of Medical ProductsRegulatory requirements for the approval of medical products are becoming more aligned for APEC economies, according to a new study by the APEC Life Sciences Innovation Forum (LSIF).Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:16:00 +0800{82A80B54-79DF-49E3-9D1F-77F54A719A91}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0802_MediaConnecting People and Building the Future at 3rd APEC Senior Officials’ Meetings Media Registration is Open for High-Level Policy Dialogues on Health and Food SecurityFri, 02 Aug 2019 15:15:00 +0800{5BB01762-83E9-4DAD-8935-75110B58D3EB}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0730_APECWorld Needs APEC More than Ever: Business CommunityBusinesspeople and advocates for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, urged the region’s leaders to use APEC as an avenue for achieving more progress, such as developing workers’ skills for the digital economy or deepening policy reforms.Tue, 30 Jul 2019 18:44:00 +0800{9B6E600A-53D8-4265-BFBF-9774D504C93D}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0726_PhotoThe 2019 APEC Photo Contest Now OpenCapture the theme of APEC Chile: Connecting People, Building the FutureFri, 26 Jul 2019 09:27:00 +0800{676FD099-99BE-4FF3-9B28-197C6DEC085B}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0726_ABACAsia-Pacific Business Stress Vital Importance of WTO, Climate Change Mitigation and Leveraging of the Digital EconomySenior business representatives from around the Asia-Pacific voiced strong support this week in the Chinese city of Hangzhou for the World Trade Organization (WTO) and a rules-based multilateral trading system.Thu, 25 Jul 2019 10:07:00 +0800{6BB1A59B-209E-4A2F-B0C2-D90E78AF44DD}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0723_IMDAAPEC Strengthens Trust with Data Protection SystemData protection in the Asia-Pacific region has just received a significant boost with the appointment of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) by Singapore as its accountability agent.Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:00:00 +0800{F89213E0-5439-41EE-8F49-0E62B007CA0B}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0719_DigitalClose the Digital Skills Gap by 2025 through Collaboration: APECJob seekers today lack the skills needed to work in the digital economy, says a survey on digital skills in the workforce.Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:41:00 +0800{44494DFB-E35B-4960-86F5-D5CBDCD14F94}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0701_womenAnalysis: Supporting Women in Tourism to Gain More Digital Skills Makes Business SenseIn cities and towns across Malaysia, blink and you may miss one of the country’s most promising sources of income.Mon, 01 Jul 2019 16:11:00 +0800{CB62963D-B6AC-4E61-AF87-8BC28ABFEEED}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0619_dataAPEC Bolsters Confidence in Digital Economy To strengthen consumer confidence in electronic commerce in the Pacific Rim region, the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system is adding to its roster of accountability agents, who ensure that participating firms are safeguarding consumers’ personal information while fostering growth of the digital economy.Wed, 19 Jun 2019 06:00:00 +0800{3542EF68-6248-405C-BE27-B698E3797D86}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0618_ASPIREInspired by the Natural World, Science Prize Finalists Tackle Global ChallengesUsing crab shells to cleanse minerals from contaminated waters. Mimicking natural photosynthesis to generate renewable energy.Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:49:00 +0800{CBCE9E43-C9C7-4FE3-BC33-ADE218DA5F23}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0617_ARTAAnalysis: APEC’s Merchandise Trade Moderates Yet Services Trade ImprovesTrade – once a key driver of growth for the Pacific Rim region – is slowing, and its moderation is affecting the economy, says the newest APEC Regional Trends Analysis, or ARTA.Mon, 17 Jun 2019 11:14:00 +0800{A5AAFD55-437A-4D93-8C5D-F94A1D3E962E}https://www.apec.org/Press/Features/2019/0613_riskFinance is a Shield in Times of Natural DisasterCrises are imminent as Asia-Pacific typhoon season kicks in, but policies are being set across the region to insure against the economic damageThu, 13 Jun 2019 08:00:00 +0800{FFB5B261-447B-4A0C-BCF9-DC370D4C5AD6}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0607_EWGRapid Growth of Transport Sector Fuels Energy Demand in APECThe 21 economies that comprise the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are expected to see a 21 per cent rise in energy demand over the next 30 years, partly due to population and economic growth in Southeast Asia, says a new APEC report.Fri, 07 Jun 2019 18:21:00 +0800{0E6AB1A7-8EAE-407C-9412-1D6CC37A1B65}https://www.apec.org/Press/Features/2019/0531_HRDWGMillennials: The Future of Work is Human<p><em><span>A study asks workers what skills will be most important. Naturally, most answered digital, but that’s only part of the story.</span></em></p>Fri, 31 May 2019 15:47:00 +0800{69C3BE4D-FA66-48A7-A71D-A24771635876}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0518_MRTAPEC Trade Ministers Issue Joint StatementTrade Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a statement following their meeting in Vina del Mar on 17-18 May 2019.Sat, 18 May 2019 01:41:00 +0800{EA6B3A3B-BEB1-46CE-AC70-03700CF5C4BF}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0517_APPWinning Entry of APEC App Challenge to Connect Women Entrepreneurs with InvestorsAn app that connects women entrepreneurs with investors and mentors, created by a duo of young developers from China, has won the 2019 APEC App challenge, held on the eve of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade meetings (MRT). Fri, 17 May 2019 09:16:00 +0800{F4459F77-2808-4EF5-9CB9-78314FFCD9B2}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0517_ARTASustaining Economic Growth is a Delicate Balancing Act, says APEC Policy Support UnitAs trade tensions undermine global trade, investment and output, growth in the APEC region is expected to moderate to 3.8 per cent in 2019, down from 4.1 per cent in 2018, says a new report by the APEC Policy Support Unit.Fri, 17 May 2019 00:51:00 +0800{C9808557-A591-4193-A937-F5A0A3BC0CF3}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0517_MRTContinued Economic Cooperation for Continued Growth, Urges ChileTrade ministers from member economies of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are convening in Chile, host of APEC 2019, to strengthen regional economic integration, against a backdrop of slowing trade growth.Fri, 17 May 2019 00:18:00 +0800{40D4A7AF-FBF3-4492-AFF2-EBFF53131EE5}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0515_SOM2APEC Takes Steps to Bolster TradeSenior Officials of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) reaffirmed the forum’s commitment to strengthening collaboration towards stronger trade and economic growth in the Asia Pacific region.Thu, 16 May 2019 11:18:00 +0800{109A3F19-2B5F-474D-B1D3-344C17B0EFD2}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0514_EWGPolicy Incentives to Encourage Clean EnergyTo share its substantial progress in developing clean coal technology, APEC provided training in Ningbo, China, on efficient and low-carbon coal utilization to officials from the economies in the Pacific Rim region.Tue, 14 May 2019 21:42:00 +0800{D5DE7740-1F66-42BF-A100-C0F642ABA4AC}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0511_TWGTourism to Create Millions More Jobs across APECGrowing at a rate of 3.9 per cent in 2018 – higher than 3.2 per cent growth for global GDP – tourism remains a bright spot for the global economy.Sat, 11 May 2019 11:13:00 +0800{C019E377-B65B-45F8-923E-202420EEE4CE}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0510_PPWEGood Data Makes Good Policy for WomenGood data makes for good policy, yet data that indicates how policies affect men and women differently is not common. According to the International Trade Center, gender-disaggregated data on international trade is rarely collected and less than one-third of statistics on informal work indicate women’s roles in sectors that they visibly dominate.Fri, 10 May 2019 11:57:00 +0800{AA7D2C24-73EF-48BC-954F-112872B11B62}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0507_prizeNew APEC Prize to Help Women Prosper$20,000 Award Awaits Data-Driven Research that Improves Women’s Health and Well-BeingTue, 07 May 2019 13:01:00 +0800{2AA277CD-21A1-442D-A4FB-8765E4E9BF04}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0505_DenisMore Reforms Needed to Rev Up Growth Potential, Says APEC Policy Support UnitThe Asia-Pacific region is projected to continue to grow in 2019 but at a decelerated pace of 3.8 per cent, down from 4.1 percent in 2018, according to the Policy Support Unit (PSU) of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).Sun, 05 May 2019 13:45:00 +0800{3C2689C7-2E23-4F97-A158-09134572E9D6}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0502_EDContinued Trade Talks are Good News, says APEC Executive Director When trade ministers from Asia-Pacific economies soon convene in Chile, host of APEC 2019, to discuss economic integration, they do so against a backdrop of slowing global trade growth that has impacted global economic outlook.Thu, 02 May 2019 11:57:00 +0800{C3A7DABD-7C24-40EA-B402-729E8EBFFE9B}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0430_PPWEMore Women at Work and as Leaders will Boost Economic GrowthChile, host economy for APEC 2019, is ramping up efforts to bring more women into the workforce – a key priority this year for the 21 economies of the Pacific Rim region – and urging the private sector to take more action.Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:17:00 +0800{93167AAC-3DA5-4897-B8C1-6B9F64B35C0C}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0426_ABACNever More Important to Affirm Openness and Economic Integration, Says ABAC ChairSenior Asia-Pacific business leaders of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), meeting this week in Jakarta, Indonesia, stressed their shared commitment to ensuring that the APEC region remained the dynamic centre of global economic gravity.Fri, 26 Apr 2019 17:20:00 +0800{AB7FF295-0D05-4E1A-9984-6C7C47C1275F}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0422_ACTWGTechnology Helps to Fight Corruption – and Complicates the BattleTeach equal opportunities and undo stereotypes in the classroom so that boys and girls both have the confidence and tools to succeed, said a top official from Chile, the host economy for APEC 2019 that has elevated women’s economic empowerment to a priority for the 21 economies across the Pacific Rim.Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:17:00 +0800{C9D3A8E5-38EB-4B98-9B82-23592F884301}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0418_MRTMedia Registration Open for 2019 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade MeetingMedia registration is open for the 2019 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (MRT) to be hosted by Chile in Viña del Mar on 17-18 May and chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Roberto Ampuero.Fri, 19 Apr 2019 12:01:00 +0800{EAF5923B-C9F3-4104-A65C-F42072EAB981}https://www.apec.org/Press/Features/2019/0411_RemoteRemote Areas are Full of PotentialWith the right policies, places disconnected by distance, terrain or travel time are economic success stories in waitingThu, 11 Apr 2019 10:44:00 +0800{2BD25457-D1C3-43C5-867C-BB1421613CA8}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0329_PrizeAPEC Science Prize Seeks Innovators Working in Natural LaboratoriesAPEC is now accepting nominations for the 2019 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education, or ASPIRE, which spotlights cross-border innovations led by scientists in the region aged 40 years and under.Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:05:00 +0800{A1D871FE-5523-4ACB-907F-25BAB1920353}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0328_CTIAPEC Taking Measures to Boost Trade and Regional GrowthAPEC economies are working on measures to boost regional trade, which is declining as the region’s main driver of growth, said a top APEC official.Thu, 28 Mar 2019 09:48:00 +0800{A9E85A7B-3A72-4FEC-A35D-AC224789CEF7}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0326_IPFinding Common Ground on Intellectual Property RightsSuccessful strategies against counterfeiting were some of the important lessons shared at the semi-annual gathering in Santiago, Chile, of APEC’s Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group, or IPEG.Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:18:00 +0800{EBED2731-51B6-4371-871F-23DEBB4B4CFF}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0312_OECDDigital Economy Requires Multilateral ApproachThe APEC Secretariat and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD, will strengthen its collaborative efforts to support sustainable inclusive growth in the Asia Pacific region, said APEC Executive Director Dr Rebecca Sta Maria during her meeting with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria.Tue, 12 Mar 2019 01:00:00 +0800{4DA04FC9-21DD-4B2C-9241-0E8AED0F42E1}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0308_AVGAmpuero: Multilateral Cooperation is Needed More than Ever “APEC, and our firm support for the rules-based trading system, has been a fundamental pillar of our development, and it will continue to be so,” said Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Roberto Ampuero.Fri, 08 Mar 2019 23:30:00 +0800{00848AC4-D2AC-4152-952C-29F7C7F16A08}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0309_IWDAPEC Senior Officials Celebrate International Women’s DayTrade and sectoral officials from the 21 APEC members wrapped up their first cluster of meetings for 2019 today, during which they set the agenda for economic cooperation for the rest of the year.Fri, 08 Mar 2019 22:30:00 +0800{37745522-4941-419B-9603-179BB299BBA6}https://www.apec.org/Press/Features/2019/0308_EDAPEC Prioritizes Women and Inclusive Growth When the APEC Policy Support Unit released a 150-page report called the Women and the Economy Dashboard, it sought to objectively gauge the economic status of women in the region – half the population whose well-being is essential for true inclusive growth.Fri, 08 Mar 2019 18:23:00 +0800{1DA5723D-AD82-44D6-86CA-A028C3503E96}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0308_SOMAPEC Needs to Face Differences with RespectThis 2019, Chile sets out to make APEC a safe haven to raise emerging and sometimes even sensitive issues, said Rodrigo Yáñez, Chile’s Vice Minister of Trade.Thu, 07 Mar 2019 01:33:00 +0800{2534223F-7EB8-4215-823A-2E5070330B98}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0306_ABTCThe APEC Business Travel Card to be Further ModernizedEfforts to modernize the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card – which allows card-holders multiple-entry short-term business travel among APEC economies – are underway.Tue, 05 Mar 2019 22:00:00 +0800{D2858CBE-A5D4-4627-BED7-CF5DFDB83CD8}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0305_ECGood for Growth: Economic Integration Remains Core of APECWith several trade agreements moving forward, as evidenced by progress at the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Pacific Alliance, prospects for regional economic integration remain positive for the APEC region, said Robert Logie, Chair of the APEC Economic Committee.Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:52:00 +0800{0CBB6A71-9D73-401C-A245-E668479252B0}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0305_ABACThe Digital Economy Can Deliver Massive Gains – If We Get Policies RightMembers of the APEC Business Advisory Council, ABAC, have focused on the transformative role of the digital economy and its capacity to deliver growth and global engagement, including for small firms, women, those in remote communities and others who might otherwise struggle to participate.Tue, 05 Mar 2019 11:28:00 +0800{33335C58-0246-4581-8DE0-3EC4ED1FA10E}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0304_SOMA Back to Basics Agenda Focused on PeopleFocus on people and on building consensus, urges Chile – host Economy of APEC 2019 – to delegates who are meeting in Santiago this week for the first of the year’s Senior Officials Meetings.Sun, 03 Mar 2019 10:13:00 +0800{93AB8DE7-E1B4-4170-8BDA-A5E2F7F08BC2}https://www.apec.org/Press/News-Releases/2019/0301_fishingCombatting Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing to Reduce Poverty and Food Insecurity Representatives of APEC economies aim to raise global public awareness and action on illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, which undermine the region’s food security.Fri, 01 Mar 2019 13:15:00 +0800