Collective strategic study on issues related to the realization of the FTAAP

Published by rudy Date posted on August 10, 2017

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Comments on entry into force of the WTO trade facilitation agreement

Published by rudy Date posted on February 28, 2017

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APEC members adopt structural reform agenda

Published by rudy Date posted on September 8, 2015

ASIA-PACIFIC Economic Cooperation (APEC) members yesterday adopted a three-pronged structural reform agenda aimed at removing barriers to doing business and translate to more inclusive growth across economies.

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President says he presented PHL’s ‘new face’ at Apec

Published by rudy Date posted on September 9, 2012

PRESIDENT Aquino returned to Manila on Sunday night after what he described as a “short but significant and fruitful visit” to Vladivostok, Russia, where he attended the 20th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders’ Meeting and presented to 20 other leaders what he called the “new face of the Philippines.”

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Asia-Pacific leaders vow to remove investment barriers

Published by rudy Date posted on September 9, 2012

2015 APEC meet in Ph VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — The 20th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting ended on Sunday with the formal announcement that the Philippines will host the APEC Summit in 2015. The Philippines will host the summit after Indonesia and China.

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Apec summit: President Hu’s pledge on China economic growth

Published by rudy Date posted on September 8, 2012

President Hu said the underlying impact of the international financial crisis is far from over. Chinese President Hu Jintao has promised to maintain economic growth to support a global recovery, at the start of an Asia-Pacific summit in the Russian port city of Vladivostok.

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Obscure deal key to realizing APEC dream?

Published by rudy Date posted on November 12, 2010

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN — A little-known trade pact promoted by US President Barack Obama has emerged as a key vehicle towards ambitions of creating a free trade treaty embracing more than half the world’s economy.

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The Philippines in APEC: Challenges and realities (part 3 and conclusion)

Published by rudy Date posted on October 22, 2010

Urgent appeal for presidential decision My last column requested that the President immediately appoint the new members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). Further, I strongly recommend that Doris Magsaysay-Ho be reinstated as one of the three ABAC members. She provides continuity and is responsible for making labor mobility a focus item. ABAC meets…

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Philippines in apec: Challenges and realities part 2

Published by rudy Date posted on October 20, 2010

President Aquino will be attending his first full summit where he will sit together with the 20 other leaders simultaneously in an informal face-to-face setting. He would have by then one summit under his belt assuming all goes well and he attends the cozy atmosphere of the 17th ASEAN Summit in Hanoi after having skipped…

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APEC at 18: Looking for a new growth paradigm and strategy

Published by rudy Date posted on October 15, 2010

When the 21 leaders of APEC economies – including President Barack Obama, President Hu Jin-Tao, and our own President Aquino – meet next month in Yokohama, it will be the 18th time that APEC heads will do so. I have been privileged to attend all the APEC Summits beginning with the first one in Blake…

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