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Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC)

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Origin and Aims. APEC was originally established in 1989 to take advantage of the interdependence among Asia-Pacific economies, by facilitating economic growth for all participants and enhancing a sense of community in the region. Begun as an informal dialogue group, APEC is the premier forum for facilitating economic growth, co-operation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC has a membership of 21 economic jurisdictions that together account for 40% of the world population, 43% of world trade and 55% of world GDP. APEC is working to achieve what are referred to as the ‘Bogor Goals’ of free and open trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific area.

Keywords

Open Trade Official Language Foreign Minister East Asian Study ASEAN Regional Forum 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2011

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  • Barry Turner

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