APEC's Counter Terrorism Action Plans (CTAPs) were developed based on the 2002 APEC Leaders' Statement on Fighting Terrorism and Promoting Growth and incorporate relevant security-related elements of subsequent annual Leaders' and Ministers' statements. Each CTAP provides a concise checklist of counter-terrorism measures undertaken by an APEC member economy to achieve the key elements of the STAR initiative. These include securing cargo, protecting people in transit, protecting ships engaged in international voyages and international aviation; combating threats to security; measures to halt the financing of terrorism; and, promoting cyber-security;. Economies can indicate when they expect a particular measure to be implemented.
The CTAPs are a useful tool that provides an opportunity for member economies to take stock of their efforts, to respond to Leaders and Ministers' directions and to highlight capacity-building needs to implement these commitments.
The template is designed to be updated regularly by member economies. In 2008, the CTAP template was streamlined and rationalized to strengthen it as a tool for identifying capacity building needs, sharpening focus on APEC's counter-terrorism and secure trade agenda and to better incorporate new commitments on counter-terrorism made by Leaders and Ministers in Sydney in 2007.
|Brunei Darussalam||Yes||January 2015|
|Hong Kong, China||Yes||October 2016|
|New Zealand||Yes||January 2013|
|Papua New Guinea||Yes||January 2015|
|Chinese Taipei||Yes||October 2016|
|United States||Yes||November 2016|
|Viet Nam||Yes||October 2016|