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To meet PECC's objective to promote economic cooperation and the idea of a Pacific Community the organization's governing body - the Standing Committee - establishes ad hoc task forces to undertake and promote research on issues it has decided need to be addressed by the regional community.
These task forces bring together thought-leaders from business, government, the research community and civil society to consider various options for the region's decision-makers. PECC's multistakeholder approach brings a wider range of views to bear on the pressing issues of the day.
For 2008-2009 four task forces have been established:
  • Regional Institutional Architecture
  • The Asia Pacific Education Market
  • International Labor Mobility in the Asia Pacific
  • The State of the Region Report
In addition to these signature projects, PECC's member committees also collaborate on a number of international projects:
  • Issues of water management in island territories, coastal regions and isolated communities
  • Financial Centers in the Asia-Pacific: Building Blocks or Stumbling Blocks
  • External Adjustments under Increasing Integration
  • The Policy Environment for the Development of SMEs Climate Change and Green Opportunities
PECC's member committees also undertake more domestically-oriented projects aimed at building understanding about the region amongst local stakeholders.

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PECC&JP Conference

PECCJP

Global Challenges and Regional Solutions:
Engaging Stakeholders
25 April, 2016
 Jakarta

Discussion Forum

Can Asia transform international investment law?
Stephan W. Schill, Professor, University of Amsterdam


Inclusive Trade and Regional Integration in Asia-Pacific
John West, AUSPECC


APEC 2016: The Role and Influence of Latin America
Camilo Pérez-Restrepo, Professor in Asia-Pacific Studies; Deputy Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Studies Center at Universidad EAFIT, Colombia


Promoting Inclusiveness of Mega FTAs for Advancing Asia-Pacific Regional Economic Integration
Chien Fu-Lin, President, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research; Chair, CTPECC


Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement as a Vehicle for Revitalizing the Japanese Economy and Rebuilding the World Trade Regime
Shujiro Urata, Faculty Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (REITI)


Trade Agreements are in ASEAN's best interest
Sanchita Basu Das, Yusof Ishak Institute of Southeast Asian Studies