The series of meetings leading up to the Second Senior Officials Meeting of 2004 has begun in Pucón, Chile. The joint seminar between the APEC Competition and Deregulation Group and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development met under the theme of "Enhancing Market Openess Through Regulatory Reform."
Comments from the Chair of APEC's Committee on Trade and Investment who chaired today's meeting, Mr. Alan Bowman, and the Opening Statement by the Deputy Director and Head of Program (Regulatory Reform), Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate at the OECD, Mr. Rolf Alter, are available via audio webcast:
Opening Statement by Mr. Rolf Alter, Deputy Director and Head of Program (Regulatory Reform), Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate at the OECD.
These files have been reduced to three parts to reduce file sizes. For access via broadband the full opening address is available.

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