MANCPEC-MEETING2-2017The second Malaysia National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (MANCPEC) meeting on APEC Beyond 2020 was held on Friday, 15 September 2017, at Boardroom, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The meeting was attended by 10 MANCPEC members and chaired by Dato’ Steven CM Wong, Deputy Chief Executive, ISIS Malaysia.

The main purpose of the meeting was to deliberate the ongoing PECC Signature Project on APEC Beyond 2020 agenda. The meeting also briefed MANCPEC members on the latest updates regarding the APEC Beyond 2020 questionnaire. To this end, MANCPEC members kindly agreed to disseminate the questionnaire to their respective and relevant contacts. The meeting also discussed the need for better communication among MANCPEC members to ease coordination of MANCPEC and PECC initiatives.

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Discussion Forum

The trouble with Canada’s ‘progressive’ trade strategy
Hugh Stephens, Distinguished fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC)

Near-Shoring gains traction as Globalisation stalls
Mark Millar, Author of Global Supply Chain Ecosystems and Visiting Lecturer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Going It Alone in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Trade Agreements Without the United States
Peter A. Petri (PIIE), Michael G. Plummer (Johns Hopkins University and East-West Center), Shujiro Urata (Waseda University) and Fan Zhai (Former Managing Director, China Investment Corporation)

The Linkage between Services and Manufacturing in the US economy
Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development

Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance
Peter F. Cowhey (University of California, San Diego), 
Jonathan D. Aronson (University of Southern California