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APEC Trade Ministers Issue Statement2018-05-30

Issued by the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting

Trade Ministers from the APEC member economies issued a statement following their meeting in Port Moresby on Saturday.

The statement reflects the outcomes of the 2018 APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting chaired by Papua New Guinea Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Rimbink Pato. It addresses the following areas:

  • Improving Connectivity and Deepening Regional Economic Integration
  • Promoting Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
  • Strengthening Inclusive Growth Through Structural Reform
  • Strengthening Economic and Technical Cooperation

View the 24th Meeting of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Statement
Separately, Minister Pato issued a Statement of the Chair on Supporting the Multilateral Trading System. It reflects his assessment of the prevailing views of APEC economies.

View the Statement of the Chair

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