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September 2007 APEC Joint Ministers Statement

September 06, 2007



Issued by the 19th APEC Ministerial Meeting

APEC Joint Ministers' Meeting Concludes

Sydney, Australia, September 6,

The 19th APEC Ministerial Meeting has concluded with the
release of the Joint Statement.


The statement covers the following areas:

Promoting prosperity through a commitment to trade and
economic reform

-Continuing support for the WTO and the multilateral
trading system

-Regional Economic Integration

-Regional Trade Agreements/Free Trade Agreements

-Individual Action Plans (IAPs) and Collective Action
Plans (CAPs)

-Trade Facilitation

-Intellectual Property Rights and the Digital


-Anti-Corruption and Transparency

-Improving the Business Environment and Structural

-Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTECH) and


Enhancing Human Security in the

-Counter Terrorism and Secure Trade

-Food and other Product Safety

-Emergency Preparedness


-Energy Security and Sustainability


Ensuring APEC is Dynamic and Responsive to Developments in
the Asia-Pacific

The APEC Leaders Week continues with the APEC Business
Summit today and tomorrow. The APEC Business Advisory Council Meeting is
currently underway and concludes on Saturday, and the climax of the week will
be the APEC

Leaders' Meeting on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday,
September 9.