Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a statement following their meeting in Lima on Friday to facilitate the modernization of micro, small and medium enterprises across the Asia-Pacific. 

The statement reflects the outcomes of the 2016 APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting chaired by Bruno Giuffra, Peru’s Minister of Production. It describes joint actions to be taken forward by APEC economies over the next year to boost their small businesses as engines of improved growth and living standards. 

Click here to view the APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Statement 

The next APEC Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting will take place in 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam to review the progress of implementation work by APEC economies and to take next steps. 

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For additional information, please contact: 

David Hendrickson (in Lima) +65 9137 3886 at drh@apec.org

Michael Chapnick +65 9647 4847 at mc@apec.org 

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