The "APEC Secretariat Final Report on Implementation of the Leaders' Statement on Counter-terrorism" has been presented to the APEC Leaders meeting currently underway in Los Cabos.
The report details efforts made by all 21 APEC member economies to achieve the objectives laid out by APEC Leaders during their 2001 meeting held in Shanghai.
In response to the September 11 attacks and recent terrorist attacks in the region, APEC is pursuing the twin goals of enhancing security against terrorist threats together with the continued facilitation of the movement of goods, capital and people within the region.
The APEC report outlines six specific areas in which member economies have pledged to intensify counter-terrorism measures:
  • Suppression of Terrorist Financing
  • Enhanced Aviation and Maritime Safety
  • Energy Security
  • Telecommunications, Information and Other Critical Sector Protection
  • Customs Procedures
  • Border Security