The APEC Automotive Dialogue (AD) serves as a forum for APEC member economy officials and senior industry representatives to work together to map-out strategies for increasing the integration and development of the automotive sector within the region.
The AD was established in recognition of the crosscutting nature of the automotive industry and of the broad benefits to many economies of trade liberalisation and facilitation in this sector. It allows the public and private sectors to work together to improve policy development, to identify barriers to growth and to develop effective cooperation mechanisms for APEC economies to address and reduce impediments.
The goals of the AD are to engage participants in cooperative efforts to foster the growth and development of the regional auto industry and to provide actionable recommendations to APEC Trade Ministers.
The AD first met in 1999 in Indonesia and has continued to meet every year since then. Current active members include Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Viet Nam and the United States.
- Current Activities
The AD agreed to discuss and endorse intersessionally the project concept note on SME Development /Partners Search Pilot Program (proposed by the Philippines). The AD would also consider possibilities of developing synergies in the mentioned projects in cooperation with other APEC working groups.
The next AD meeting is scheduled for April 2013 and will be held in Surabaya, Indonesia.
The 17th meeting of the Automotive Dialogue (AD) was held in St-Petersburg, Russia on 30-31 October 2012.
Members showed their interest in the current focus points of the AD and confirmed their intention to continue cooperation within the AD framework, streamline the activities to fit the APEC priorities set for each year and extend the intersessional preparations to allow more active work during the regular AD meetings.
The revised simplified template for survey on a small number of automotive safety areas was circulated aiming at the discussion of the survey results at the next AD meeting.
Discussions on the Electric Vehicles, Smart Grids, Remanufacturing and Market Development were held. A number of Peer Reviews were also presented by the participating economies.
Maxim NAGAYTSEV (Mr)
Artem BRIZHITSKY (Mr)
AD Chair’s Office
Alexey SAPETKO (Mr)