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Xi'an Demonstrate Unique Approach to Fighting Poverty Using E-Commerce

The ancient Chinese city of Xi'an, which was host city for the 7th APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance Forum, was a showcase for a unique approach to fighting poverty using e-commerce. The learning here are about to roll out across the rest of APEC as a means of fighting poverty throughout the region.

APEC To Accept Nominations For The 2018 ASPIRE Prize

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) announced that it has started accepting nominations for the 2018 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education, or ASPIRE Prize, under the theme Smart Technologies for Healthy Societies.

APEC Leaders Focus on Easing Trade Barriers for Growing Digital Marketplaces

During a recent executive roundtable in Singapore hosted by the Seattle-based National Center for APEC, delegates from the APEC community emphasized the need to ease trade barriers in the region, in order to realize their digitally-driven growth potential and ensure the region’s economic momentum.

APEC Develops Policies to Help Diversify Asia-Pacific Workforce

The APEC member economies just completed a major planning effort to look at how to enhance economic empowerment for women across the region. It is part of a broader move to secure workforces and growth as major new forces shift the nature of the Asia-Pacific business landscape.

APEC Locks Down Illegal Timber Trade

APEC is working on a plan to enhance customs checks throughout the member countries, with the goal of potentially slowing the flow of illegal lumber and wood products shipped within the community.

APEC Moves to Simplify Food Export Regulations

APEC has launched work on a major simplification of food export documentation in the region. Now it is so complex that a single producer of frozen processed foods such as lasagna may need to submit over 200 pages of certification paperwork per shipment to export their product.

Viet Nam Prime Minister Represents APEC at G20 Summit

During the Group of 20 leaders' summit in Hamburg, Germany, recently, Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc delivered a strong message of support for international cooperation on behalf of the APEC member nations, to address trade and growth challenges in the unsettled global environment.

APEC Nations Mobilize to Help Trade Become More Disaster-Resistant

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies have the misfortune of being hit by 70 percent of all global disasters and also suffer damages of over USD $100 billion every year. APEC is moving to handle this, with the goal of becoming far more disaster-tolerant with respect to trade.

Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System for E-Commerce

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group just announced that South Korea has become a member of the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System. This provides further support of the growing cross-border e-commerce sector in APEC, while also helping protect the rapidly increasing volume of sensitive consumer data used in online transactions.

APEC Tourism Industry Manages Digital Disruption in the Industry

Tourism continues to be a strong growth industry among the APEC member economies, with a 6.1 percent year-on-year growth rate. With digital innovations in this arena are creating major disruptive effects for all, senior tourism officials within APEC have agreed to increase cooperation with the private sector to help coordinate that better.

APEC To Hold Meetings To Deal with Regional Trade Concerns

Concerns about the future of Asian regional trade are receiving top priority as the 21 APEC member economies begin convening in Ha Noi for a series of upcoming meetings on the issue. The goal is to find ways to increase trade, boost employment, and raise living standards for all people throughout the APEC region.

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