USTR - Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
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The Office of the United States Trade Representative

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) was established in 1989 in response to the growing interdependence among Asia-Pacific economies. Starting out as an informal dialogue group, APEC has now become the primary regional vehicle for promoting open trade and practical economic cooperation. Its goal is to advance Asia-Pacific economic dynamism and sense of community.

APEC has 21 members - referred to as "Member Economies" - which account for more than 2.5 billion people, a combined GDP of $ 19 trillion US dollars and 47 percent of world trade.

Recent News
Selection 06/03/2005 | Transcript of USTR Portman Press Conference at Closing of APEC Trade Minister’s Meeting
Selection APEC Statement 6/2/05
Selection APEC Statement on Doha Development Agenda 6/2/05
Selection 2005 Annual Meeting in Jeju, Korea
Statements from Past Ministerial Meetings
Selection APEC Statement 6/2/03
Selection APEC Statement 10/27/02
Selection APEC Statement 10/23/02
Selection APEC Statement 5/29/02
Selection APEC Statement 10/17/01
Selection APEC Statement 10/21/01
APEC Background
Selection APEC Press Releases
Selection APEC Fact Sheets
Selection APEC Speeches