Asia Pacific Leaders Make Joint Appeal for Free, Fair Trade

Asia Pacific leaders set aside differences Friday with their first joint communique in three years, calling for free and predictable trade to help a global economy laid low by the coronavirus pandemic. Leaders of the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which included U.S. President Donald Trump ...


Trump visits Vietnam, a tiger economy that beats his stock rally

As Asia-Pacific leaders gather for a summit in Vietnam on Friday, they’ll be greeted with an economy that’s following the same old development track that propelled development in regional neighbors from Japan to China. Having sustained double-digit export gains for most of the past five years, ...

Chris Anstey and Giang Nguyen

Co-operation orientations within APEC to be presented to ministers, leaders

A number of strategic documents that orient long-term co-operation within the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) region over the coming decades will be presented to the bloc’s ministers and leaders this week, according to Chair of 2017 APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Bùi Thanh Sơn.Keep reading ...

VNS staff

"APEC VIETNAM 2017" – Fostering a shared future in a changing world

Vietnam President Trần Đại Quang wrote an article entitled “APEC Vietnam 2017 – Fostering a shared future in a changing world” just ahead of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week, which is taking place in the central city of Đà Nẵng, Vietnam, from November 6-11  Keep ...

Tran Dai Quang

APEC promotes integration of SMEs into global value chains

Good logistics management, both by governments and businesses, will help enhance competitiveness and growth, Lương Hoàng Thái, director general of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Department of Multilateral Trade Policy, has said.Keep reading ...

APEC eyes improvement to regulatory practices

Fifty delegates from APEC member-economies took part in a workshop on Traffic Light Score Methodology that began in HCM City yesterday. The methodology refers to a framework proposed by Mexico to help APEC members come up with effective regulatory practices to promote economic and social growth ...

Improved regulatory expertise among APEC economies will enhance trade: experts

Improving the ability of regulators’ ability to conform to the Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) agreement of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will help APEC economies avoid trade impediments and have better access to international markets, experts said at a workshop held yesterday in HCM ...

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