Asia-Pacific

Why has the world's largest free trade bloc formed in East Asia

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 2:00pm

The signing of the RCEP will create the world's largest free trade bloc.

Key Points: 
  • The signing of the RCEP will create the world's largest free trade bloc.
  • More importantly, East Asia, with a well-established production network and active regional trade, lacked an overall free trade agreement.
  • In addition, the resurgence of unilateralism and trade protectionism over recent years have greatly disrupted regional trade in East Asia.
  • Although the volume of bilateral trade exceeds $300 billion, the two countries had no free trade deal between each other.

CGTN: China Outlines Four-point Proposal for the Future of APEC

Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 4:05pm

Established in 1989, APEC has become an important platform to facilitate economic cooperation among 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Key Points: 
  • Established in 1989, APEC has become an important platform to facilitate economic cooperation among 21 economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The Chinese president outlined a four-point proposal for the future of Asia-Pacific cooperation.
  • The FTAAP proposal was initiated in 2004 and written into the declaration of the APEC meeting in 2006.
  • At the virtual meeting hosted by Malaysia, APEC launched a Post-2020 vision the APEC Putrajaya Vision 2040, which is the bloc's new long-term blueprint for future cooperation.

Statement - The 27th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting 2020 Kuala Lumpur Declaration

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 8:38pm

We resolve to further navigate the region towards recovery along the path of strong, balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure economic growth.

Key Points: 
  • We resolve to further navigate the region towards recovery along the path of strong, balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure economic growth.
  • We are meeting virtually for the first time in our history under the APEC 2020 theme of Optimising Human Potential towards a Resilient Future of Shared Prosperity.
  • In facilitating economic recovery, we underscore the importance of improving fiscal sustainability and transparency to support long-term resilient economic growth and future financing needs.
  • We note the recommendations from ABAC and welcome partnership with the private sector to support efforts towards economic recovery.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will deepen Pacific economic integration

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 9:00am

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On 15 November, 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On 15 November, 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
  • Over time, it should lead to deeper integration of regional supply chains and economies in East and South East Asia, boosting trade and productivity.
  • RCEP extends and links a number of existing trade agreements into a multi-lateral partnership covering most of the major economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
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Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will deepen Pacific economic integration

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 9:00am

LONDON, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On 15 November, 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

Key Points: 
  • LONDON, Nov. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On 15 November, 15 countries signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
  • Over time, it should lead to deeper integration of regional supply chains and economies in East and South East Asia, boosting trade and productivity.
  • RCEP extends and links a number of existing trade agreements into a multi-lateral partnership covering most of the major economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • CRU big enough to deliver a high quality service, small enough to care about all of our customers.

CGTN: China to boost economic growth through innovation and opening-up, nurturing joint development in the Asia-Pacific region

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 5:07pm

APEC, Asia-Pacific's premier economic forum, was established in 1989 to leverage the region's growing interdependence and boost regional prosperity through initiatives promoting free and open trade among member economies.

Key Points: 
  • APEC, Asia-Pacific's premier economic forum, was established in 1989 to leverage the region's growing interdependence and boost regional prosperity through initiatives promoting free and open trade among member economies.
  • He noted that innovation has always been the primary driver of development to China, and the country has made major achievements by implementing an innovation-driven development strategy.
  • To sustain China's long-term economic development, Xi added "we will endeavor to build an innovation system that integrates science and technology, education, industries and the financial sector, and upgrade the industrial chains."
  • Xi highlighted that the Asia-Pacific business community is an engine driving economic growth, and it carries an important role of shaping the future of the region.

CGTN: China to boost economic growth through innovation and opening-up, nurturing joint development in the Asia-Pacific region

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 4:04pm

APEC, Asia-Pacific's premier economic forum, was established in 1989 to leverage the region's growing interdependence and boost regional prosperity through initiatives promoting free and open trade among member economies.

Key Points: 
  • APEC, Asia-Pacific's premier economic forum, was established in 1989 to leverage the region's growing interdependence and boost regional prosperity through initiatives promoting free and open trade among member economies.
  • He noted that innovation has always been the primary driver of development to China, and the country has made major achievements by implementing an innovation-driven development strategy.
  • To sustain China's long-term economic development, Xi added "we will endeavor to build an innovation system that integrates science and technology, education, industries and the financial sector, and upgrade the industrial chains."
  • Xi highlighted that the Asia-Pacific business community is an engine driving economic growth, and it carries an important role of shaping the future of the region.

APEC CEO Dialogues Malaysia 2020 Virtually Connects Asia-Pacific's Government and Business Leaders to Discuss Top Priorities in the Aftermath of the Pandemic

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:19am

APEC CEO Dialogues Malaysia 2020 is the Asia Pacific's premier meeting of business and government leaders.

Key Points: 
  • APEC CEO Dialogues Malaysia 2020 is the Asia Pacific's premier meeting of business and government leaders.
  • The 25-hour all-virtual event invites APEC's business and government leaders to discuss the region's priorities in the aftermath of COVID-19.
  • The APEC CEO Dialogues is hosted by the Malaysia delegation of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).
  • In 2020, given the ongoing COVID-19 health pandemic, the APEC CEO Summit is being reimagined by its Malaysia host as a virtual series of APEC CEO Dialogues.

Ikonix USA Brands will be Attending the APEC Tradeshow.

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 12:00pm

LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Ikonix USA is pleased to announce their attendance at this year's APEC show; all three divisions of Ikonix USA will be exhibiting.

Key Points: 
  • LAKE FOREST, Ill., March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Ikonix USA is pleased to announce their attendance at this year's APEC show; all three divisions of Ikonix USA will be exhibiting.
  • Ikonix USA brands will be showcasing a variety of instruments.
  • Ikonix USA can be found at Booth #2155.
  • Ikonix USA also offers custom consulting packages to help companies mitigate risks by partnering with their knowledgeable Applications Engineers.

Codewise Joins APEC CEO Summit in Chile

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 11:03am

The APEC CEO Summit is Asia-Pacific's premier invitation-only meeting of the region's most accomplished business and government leaders.

Key Points: 
  • The APEC CEO Summit is Asia-Pacific's premier invitation-only meeting of the region's most accomplished business and government leaders.
  • The APEC CEO Summit provides unparalleled opportunities for global executives to engage in a direct dialogue with the leaders of the APEC nations, high-level government officials and thought leaders.
  • We are looking forward to joining fellow business leaders at the APEC CEO Summit in Chile to share our experience and best practices and to exchange ideas and knowledge with our peers and participating heads of states," said Dr. Malatesta.
  • To learn more about the APEC CEO Summit, please visit https://apecceosummit.cl .