Trade Ministers from the APEC member economies issued an actions statement following their meeting in Hanoi.

The actions statement reflects the outcomes of the 2017 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting chaired by Viet Nam Industry and Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh. It describes joint actions to be taken forward by APEC economies in the following areas:

  • Deepening Regional Economic Integration
  • Promoting Sustainable, Innovative and Inclusive Growth
  • Developing Human Resources in the Digital Age
  • Strengthening Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises’ Competitiveness and Innovation in the Digital Age
  • Enhancing Food Security
  • Strengthening Economic and Technical Cooperation
  • APEC Towards 2020 and Beyond

Minister Tran also released a Statement of the Chair on:

  • Supporting the Multilateral Trade System
  • APEC Towards 2020 and Beyond
  • Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP)

To read the 23rd MEETING OF APEC MINISTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR TRADE: ACTIONSclick here

To read the STATEMENT OF THE CHAIRclick here

Source: APEC

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