The 16th APEC Ministerial Meeting has concluded following two days of meetings in Santiago, Chile. Ministers from APEC's 21 Member Economies have released a Joint Statement that is now available on the APEC Website by clicking here.
The APEC Leaders' Meeting will take place on November 20-21 to conclude the 2004 APEC Year hosted by Chile.
Two other major APEC events are also taking place this week. These are the final APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Meeting for 2004 that is already underway and concludes tomorrow, November 19, and the APEC CEO Summit that begins in November 19 and Concludes on November 21.
Issues covered in the Ministers' Joint Statement:
A COMMITMENT TO DEVELOPMENT THROUGH TRADE AND INVESTMENT
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Regional Trading Arrangements / Free Trade Agreements
  • Interaction with the Business Community
  • Trade and Investment Liberalization and Facilitation
  • e-APEC and the Information Society
  • Industry Dialogues
  • Life Sciences Innovation
  • Individual and Collective Action Plans
  • Structural Reform
  • Anti-Corruption and Transparency
  • Economic and Technical Cooperation and Capacity Building
SHARING BENEFITS THROUGH BETTER PRACTICES: ENHANCING HUMAN SECURITY
  • Counter-Terrorism and Secure Trade
  • Health Security
  • Energy Security
  • Invasive Alien Species
GROWTH AND STABILITY: KEYS FOR APEC INTEGRATION
  • Macroeconomic Issues
SKILLS FOR THE COMING CHALLENGES
OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL GROWTH
  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Gender
  • Youth
COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
  • Sustainable Development
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
EXPERIENCING OUR DIVERSITY
FROM SANTIAGO TO BUSAN: PENDING TASKS
  • APEC Reform
  • Mid-Term Stock-take
  • Approval of SOM Report
  • APEC Secretariat

APEC 2005

  • Future Meetings

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