A cross-section of Trade Ministers shared their thoughts on trade priorities in APEC alongside the 2016 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting in Arequipa, Peru. Watch the video interviews below for more:
Hon. Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, Canada
Minister Freeland talks about APEC's importance as a platform for deepening connections between societies and economies in the region amid growing populist challenges to globalization.
Andres Rebolledo, Vice Minister of Trade, Chile
Progressing toward the realization of the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific and support for services trade are among the priorities of Chile, according Vice Minister Rebolledo.
YB Dato' Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry, Malaysia
Minister Mustapa discusses Malaysia's commitment to APEC initiatives, including his economy's desire to see progress on the Collective Strategic Study on the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific.
Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Secretary of Economy, Mexico
Secretary Guajardo Villareal explains Mexico's increasing participation in trade agreements and interest in APEC work to ensure that greater free and open trade and investment benefits more people.
Hon. Todd McClay, Minister of Trade, New Zealand
Minister McClay discusses New Zealand's role in APEC and the value of greater market integration in the region for New Zealand businesses large and small.