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  • proper n. A 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.


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Acronym of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.


  • The gathering at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, also known as APEC, which is taking place this year in Singapore.

    CNN Transcript Nov 13, 2009

  • David W. Eaton, an advisor to the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Business Consultancy Council, has announced that APEC is considering a proposal for a trans-Pacific multimodal freight corridor linking U.S. cities such as San Antonio, Fort Worth, Oklahoma and Kansas with Asia via the Mexican port of Manzanillo.

    Lloyd Mexico Economic Report June 2002

  • Mexico sees its prominent role in APEC as a landmark, opening up more possibilities for increased trade and technology links with APEC's Asian member countries, particularly for smaller companies.

    Lloyd Mexico Economic Report December 2002

  • Both countries have taken leadership roles in APEC, and both countries are in the forefront of efforts to ensure that the recent financial crisis in Asia neither infects the global economy nor undermines the market disciplines necessary to avoid similar crises in the future.

    The Road to the Future: the U.S.-Canada Relationship

  • These collaborative measures and the co-operative way in which APEC members are addressing the financial situation are outstanding examples of the economic and technical co-operation of which APEC is capable.

    Toward a Pacific Partnership: the Philippines and Canada in the Pacific Century

  • A source from a Latin American APEC member described two competing visions: "The liberals who want to open APEC up because it means more markets and trade, and the conservatives who prefer to consolidate the forum."

    Latest News

  • And she suggested the TPP was being considered as one of the building blocks for a Free Trade Agreement of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP), a longer term APEC proposal to liberalise trade in the region.

    WA Business News - Latest News

  • The APEC leaders agreed to accelerate plans aimed at cutting transaction costs in the Asia-Pacific region by an extra 5 percent by 2010, to facilitate investment and speed up research on a standard-model free trade agreements with an Asia-Pacific free-trade area, a long-term APEC goal. : Total

  • Twenty years ago then-Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke first raised the idea of APEC in South Korea.

    Interview - Jim Middleton, Newshour

  • It happened just the last hour and he is there for the summit of regional leaders at APEC, which is called the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperations, a gathering there.

    CNN Transcript Nov 14, 2009


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