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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)


Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or APEC, is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC's 21 Member Economies are the United States; Australia; Brunei Darussalam; Canada; Chile; China; Hong Kong, China; Indonesia; Japan; Malaysia; Mexico; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Peru; The Philippines; Russia; Singapore; Republic of Korea; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; and Viet Nam. Robert S. Wang is the U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Contact:
U.S. participation in APEC is coordinated by the Office of Economic Policy (EAP/EP) in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. For questions on APEC, please contact (202) 647-4835.


APEC Senior Officials Meeting

Dr. Wang (Aug. 27): "The first pillar is the trade and investment pillar, and then the second one is what the Chinese call the innovation, reform, and growth pillar. ... And the third pillar, as you all know, is the connectivity pillar."Full Text»


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