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.

Economy CTAP Last Updated
Australia Yes May 2016
 
Brunei Darussalam Yes  January 2015
 
Canada Yes October 2016
 
Chile Yes October 2016
 
China Yes October 2016
 
Hong Kong, China Yes October 2016
 
Indonesia Yes January 2015
 
Japan Yes September 2016
 
Korea Yes January 2015
 
Malaysia Yes August 2011
 
Mexico Yes January 2015
 
New Zealand Yes January 2013
 
Papua New Guinea Yes January 2015
 
Peru Yes  September 2009
 
The Philippines Yes 2015
 
Russia Yes November 2016
 
Singapore Yes October 2016
 
Chinese Taipei Yes October 2016
 
Thailand Yes January 2015
 
United States Yes November 2016
 
Viet Nam Yes October 2016

 

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