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. Matthew J. Matthews is the U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
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.
Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman stand among a group of 21 Foreign Ministers for a 'family photo' during the 2014 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Ministerial meeting in Beijing, China, on November 7, 2014.
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