APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade concluded their meeting in Kazan, Russia today by issuing two statements on APEC’s cooperative efforts to promote deeper economic integration.

The Meeting of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Statement covers specific inputs on the concrete steps being taken by member economies to advance the following 2012 priority issues which are critical to promoting economic recovery and sustainable growth:

  • trade and investment liberalization, and regional economic integration
  • establishing reliable supply chains
  • intensive cooperation to foster innovative growth
  • strengthening food security

Ministers also issued a stand-alone Statement on Supporting the Multilateral Trading System and Resisting Protectionism.

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For more information, please contact David Hendrickson +65 9371 8901 at drh@apec.org or Michael Chapnick (in Russia) +65 9647 4847 at mc@apec.org.

More details about APEC’s 2012 priorities and initiatives for the year can be found on www.apec.org or www.apec2012.ru.

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