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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

Friday, November 17

All times are Pacific Times

11:00 AM: APEC Economic Leaders’ Retreat on Interconnectedness and Building Inclusive and Resilient Economies

Under the theme “Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All,” we plan to build a more interconnected, innovative, and inclusive APEC region. 

Through APEC, the United States seeks to advance a free, fair, and open economic policy agenda that benefits U.S. workers, businesses, and families.  The 21 APEC member economies account for nearly 40 percent of the global population, or nearly 3 billion people, and nearly 50 percent of global trade. 

As of 2021, fellow APEC members were the destination for more than 60 percent of U.S. goods exports, and seven of the top 10 overall trading partners for the United States are APEC members.  Hosting APEC in 2023 will provide the U.S. with a unique opportunity to showcase economic leadership and multilateralism in the Indo-Pacific and highlight the direct impact of international economic engagement on prosperity in the United States.

Prior to the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week (AELW) in San Francisco, California in November, find information from the Senior Officials’ Meeting on the Meetings page. From July 29 to August 21, more than 3,500 delegates convened in Seattle, Washington for the third APEC Senior Officials’ and Ministerial Meetings (SOM 3). Recorded remarks from events – including six Ministerial meetings spanning the Senior Disaster Management Forum, the Food Security Ministers Meeting, Energy Ministerial Meeting, Women and Economy Forum, Small & Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting – are available on the Meetings page

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