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Definition of APEC
What does APEC mean?
- regional trade agreement between the Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan (under the name Chinese Taipei), Hong Kong, US and members of ASEAN.
APEC a.k.a. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim member economies that seeks to promote free trade and economic cooperation throughout the Asia-Pacific region. It was established in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific economies and the advent of regional trade blocs in other parts of the world; to fears that highly industrialized Japan would come to dominate economic activity in the Asia-Pacific region; and to establish new markets for agricultural products and raw materials beyond Europe. APEC works to raise living standards and education levels through sustainable economic growth and to foster a sense of community and an appreciation of shared interests among Asia-Pacific countries. APEC includes newly industrialized economies, although the agenda of free trade was a sensitive issue for the developing NIEs at the time APEC founded, and aims to enable ASEAN economies to explore new export market opportunities for natural resources such as natural gas, as well as to seek regional economic integration by means of foreign direct investment.
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by Hung-Mao Tien, Ten-jen Cheng
Besides its economic functions, APEC is an important vehicle for confidence building in the region...
APEC is a means to further engage industrializing countries in multilateralism and to develop a better understanding of WTO discipline and ...
by Mark Beeson, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science Richard Stubbs, Richard Stubbs
APEC is an intriguing organization. It is difficult to think of another regional institution that has gone from the enthusiasm of creation to the disillusionment of stagnation quite so rapidly. Within years of its first meeting, in November 1989, APEC ...
APEC at 20 (2009)
Recall, Reflect, Remake by K Kesavapany, Hank Lim
APEC member economies, APEC is a unique forum, operating on the basis of open dialogue and respect for the views of all participants. It is a unique regional institution committed to reducing barriers to trade and investment following the ...
The Transformation of Public Sector Reforms by Per Lægreid
APEC is a regional association of aeconomies«, not astates« or agovernments«, thereby avoiding treading on the toes of ASEAN while also emphasizing its largely economic focus. It is an ideal setting for informal networking among sectoral ...
Concepts and Approaches in Action Around the World by John Macalister, I.S.P. Nation
APEC is a grouping of twentyone economies in the AsiaPacific region and numbers among its members such economic powerhouses as the United States, China, Japan, Korea, Canada, Australia, and Russia. It currently accounts for over 40 ...
ASEAN in the New Asia (1997)
Issues & Trends by Siow Yue Chia, Marcello Pacini
APEC, by facilitating trade and investments and by dealing with economic disputes, can contribute to economic security, and ultimately to security. Secondly , APEC is an Asia-Pacific wide institution which brings together eighteen countries, ...
Challenges and Initiatives by Mya Than
APEC is a departure from the traditional notion of a regional arrangement through its emphasis on voluntary dismantling of trade barriers in goods and services and developing trade facilitation measures to increase trade. It also allows ...
by Hazel J. Johnson, Patricia M. Langley
APEC is an organization established to mitigate the economic block and trade protection trend prevailing in the 1980s and to promote increased trade liberalization while adhering to GATT. The goal was to promote economic cooperation and ...
APEC is an intergovernmental group established to discuss matters of common interest among countries of the Pacific rim. World Trade Organization Multilateral trade negotiations were launched at the WTO Fourth Ministerial Conference in ...
by Norman Abjorensen, James C. Docherty
ASIA-PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION (APEC). APEC is a regional intergovernmental forum launched by the Bob Hawke government with the aim of fostering economic growth and development in the AsiaPacific and North American ...
by Patrick Holden
AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) APEC is aforum for cooperation and interaction betweena wide range of states in East Asia and the USA. Its 24 participating members include some of the largest economiesin theworld, notably the ...
Encyclopedia of Geography (2010)
by Barney Warf
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum is a supranational association of Pacific Rim economies whose leaders and other representatives meet with the purpose of improving economic linkages within the region. Australia ...
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- APEC Jet Skis
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- APEC ahead
Multiple heads of state will descend on Hanoi in November for the Asia Pacific Economic Conference meeting.
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- APEC leaders
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- APEC Meaning
Video shows what APEC means. A regional trade agreement between the Australia, Canada, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, ...
- VOCABULARY IN 20 LANGUAGES = APEC countries
- Linear Technology FET bridge description at APEC 2013
Ryan Huff, a Senior Applications Engineer at Linear Technology, explains their technology that allows you to replace a diode bridge with a FET bridge at their ...
- APEC Mid Side Demo with Verb and Chorus
This is a demonstration of the mid side stereo miking technique. The Audio Production & Engineering Club recorded an acoustic guitar with an AKG C1000 and ...
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