Press Releases


30 June 1999 (Auckland, New Zealand) – PECC Chair Mr Roberto R Romulo stresses the importance of greater clarity and improvements to APEC’s individual action plans, if they are to serve as tools for business planning, in an official observers’ Statement to APEC Trade Ministers in Auckland today.
29 June 1999 (Auckland, New Zealand) – The worst of the Asian crisis appears to be over but the recovery process will be difficult and fraught with risks of increased protectionism and the potential slowdown of reforms.
16 April 1999 (Canberra, Australia) - The Standing Committee said they attached the highest importance to accession into the WTO of all PECC economies which are now in the process of acceding, namely, Russia, Chinese Taipei, Vietnam, and most especially China.  At this time, when many economies in Asia are undergoing deep and wide-ranging structural reforms, it is imperative that they get fully integrated into the rules-based trading system, charged with promoting and maintaining free and open trade and investments, under the auspices of the WTO.
14 April 1999 (Canberra, Australia) - A wide range of issues related to information technology (IT) development in the Asia Pacific region was discussed at a PECC seminar this morning. Among these: APEC and the Information Economy; Bridging the Technology Divide; Interconnection Policies; Role of Telecommunications Policies in Promoting Growth; and E-commerce Training for Small and Medium Enterprises.

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Pacific Currents

Global value chains: From fruitful discussions to meaningful actions
Juan Navarro, Associate Faculty, Royal Roads University

Climate change in SOTR
Christopher Findlay, Tilak Doshi and Eduardo Pedrosa

Digital Technologies, Services and the Fourth Industrial Revolutions
Submitted by Jane Drake-Brockman, Christopher Findlay, Yose Rizal Damuri and Sherry Stephenson 

COVID-19 has Exposed Major Gaps in our Social Safety Nets: In a Post-COVID World Will these Gaps be Closed?
Hugh Stephens
Vice Chair, CANCPEC; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Executive Fellow, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary

 Multilateral Cooperation is a Safeguard against Pandemics
Rebecca Fatima Sta Maria
Executive Director, APEC Secretariat

International cooperation during COVID-19
Sungbae An
Senior Research Fellow, Department of International Macroeconomics and Finance, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)

Drastic measures to stop spread of COVID-19 are necessary
Charles E. Morrison
Adjunct Fellow and Former President of the East-West Center; Former Co-Chair, PECC

ASEAN-China cooperation in time of COVID-19 pandemic
Jusuf Wanandi
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation; Former Co-Chair of PECC