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2012_Vladivostok_Don_Campbell_AMMThe PECC delegation to APEC Leaders' Week was led by Co-Chair, Amb. Don Campbell. The annual State of the Region report was released through a media briefing held at the International Media Center in Vladivostok with the participation of over 40 foreign and local correspondents. Copies of the report were also circulated during the Concluding Senior Officials' Meeting (CSOM) and the Joint Ministers' Meeting (AMM). Ambassador Tang Guoqiang, Chair of China committee for PECC was also part of PECC delegation to APEC 2012. 

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Economic Slowdown Takes Toll on Regional Integration
Wednesday, 5 September 2012 (Vladivostok) - The global economic slowdown continues to impact regional economic integration with the composite index showing a decline after having peaked in 2007. This is a reversal of the trend seen since 1990 of the region’s economies steadily showing more integration with each other. This is according to PECC annual report, State of the Region 2012-2013.

Compatibility in Asia-Pacific Trade Deals Key to Big Gains
Wednesday, 5 September 2012 (Vladivostok) - Against the background of a grim outlook in Europe, uncertainty in the US, and a slowdown in China, the Asia-Pacific needs to act on the new growth agenda adopted by APEC leaders in response to the crisis. One growth engine would be to accelerate progress on the region’s plan for creating a free trade area, which could boost global demand by US$2 trillion or 1.9 percent a year, according to a report released today by the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).

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