In Hanoi, Vietnam, Trade Ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum issued an  actions statement reflecting the outcomes of their 23rd Meeting. Listed below are the subjects covered.

Under APEC Viet Nam 2017 theme “Creating New Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future” and four priorities: (i) Promoting sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth; (ii) Deepening regional economic integration; (iii) Strengthening micro, small and medium-sized enterprises’ competitiveness and innovation in the digital age; and (iv) Enhancing food security and sustainable agriculture in response to climate change, the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade gathered in Ha Noi on 20-21 May 2017 and identified actions in the following areas:

  • Supporting the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11)
  • Enhancing trade and investment
  • Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP)
  • Trade Facilitation
  • Standards and Conformance
  • Investment
  • Services
  • Industry Dialogues
  • E-commerce, Internet Economy and Digital Trade
  • Supporting industry
  • Environmental Goods and Services
  • Connectivity Blueprint
  • Promoting sustainable, innovative and inclusive growth
  • Economic, financial and social inclusion
  • Innovation and Structural reform
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Women and the economy
  • Developing Human Resources in the Digital Age
  • Strengthening MSMEs’ Competitiveness and Innovation in the Digital Age
  • Enhancing Food Security
  • Strengthening Economic and Technical Cooperation
  • APEC towards 2020 and beyond

For the full text of each action item, see the statement