IP Education Skill-Swap Project Assisting Asia-Pacific Businesses to Benefit from Innovation
Exporters to Indonesia, the Philippines and Viet Nam, as well as innovators in these economies can now feel more confident that their valuable intellectual property (IP) assets will be properly protected as a result of an IP Education Skill-Swap Project co-funded by APEC and IP Australia.
Individual Action Plans Keeping APEC Economies on Track
How can a Issue untary forum like APEC keep the pressure on its 21 Member Economies to pursue trade and investment liberalization and facilitation measures and to meet the Bogor Goals of free and open trade and investment by 2010 for industrialized economies and 2020 for developing economies?
APEC Youth Camp - Encouraging 'Youth Entrepreneurship'
Potential future APEC leaders and stakeholders will gather in Chinese Taipei in early August to develop their entrepreneurial skills as part of the 2004 APEC International Youth Camp.
APEC Online Privacy Protection Framework to Facilitate Increased Electronic Commerce
Worldwide electronic commerce spending will reach $6.9 trillion in 2004, with the Asia-Pacific (excluding the Americas) accounting for $1.6 trillion - over 20 percent of the total forecast, reports Forrester Research. This figure is set to grow over the coming decade, but concern over the collection and unauthorised use of personal information in the region could hamper the growth of online transactions and limit the development of the information society.
Securing Trade in the APEC Region - Concrete Outcomes from Second STAR Conference
Over 200 leading business and government representatives met in Viña del Mar, Chile, recently to look at ways to improve regional security while facilitating the free cross-border movement of legitimate goods, finances and passengers.
Delivering on Doha - APEC Helps its Members Maximize the Benefits of Global Trade and Reinvigorate Stalled WTO Negotiations
It took fifty years from the Second World War before governments set up the World Trade Organization. Since then the disparate group has wrestled with achieving consent through consensus. In recent years globalization has made that challenge even greater.
Breaking down the Barriers for SME Exporters
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Asia-Pacific contribute significantly to regional exports, job creation and economic growth. However, SMEs also face major impediments to market access and are often under represented in the international economy.
APEC Science Ministers Plan to Capture the Value of Science To Deliver Sustainable Regional Growth
"The activities of governments, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors need to be closely interlinked to ensure each economy gains the maximum benefit from science, technology and innovation."
ABAC Helps Launch APEC's Mid-term Review With a Business Assessment
In the decade since establishing APEC's Bogor Goals of free and open trade and investment in the region, APEC economies' liberalisation efforts and economic growth have helped raise an estimated 165 million people out of poverty, reducing poverty in the region by one third.
Bangkok Outcomes Aim to Ensure Regional Prosperity
APEC Leaders and Ministers met in Bangkok in October to collectively confront global and regional challenges. Leaders recommitted to their trade liberalisation goals and to concluding the WTO Doha Development Agenda negotiations.