The 12th Meeting of the APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology (HLPDAB) was hosted and chaired by Indonesia. In addition, the U.S. sponsored a workshop: Regulatory Issues on Emerging Technologies. Strong support for biotechnology and trade were expressed by HLPDAB and during the FAS-cosponsored workshop by APEC member economies. During the Regulatory Issues for Emerging Technologies Workshop, 85 delegates held a candid discussion about new agricultural technologies and the need to create a fostering regulatory and trade environment.