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The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) organisation was established in 1989 when the 12 founders met in Canberra, Australia. These were later joined by 9 others.
The first APEC Meeting was held in 1993 when the USA and Australia invited heads of government from member economies to a summit on Blake Island. The APEC Secretariat, based in Singapore, was established to coordinate activities of the organization.
In 1995 APEC established a business advisory body named the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) composed of 3 executives from each member economy.
An annual APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting is attended by the heads of government of all APEC members except Taiwan (represented by a ministerial-level official under the name Chinese Taipei). The location of the meeting rotates annually among member economies.
NEAR HANOI, VIETNAM
One of the last members to join APEC
APEC is a forum for 21 Pacific Rim members to promote free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
APEC’s declared goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region by building a dynamic and harmonious community, championing free trade and investment, promoting regional economic integration, encouraging co-operation, enhancing security and facilitating a sustainable business environment.
In 2001, in collaboration with Eurostat, IEA, OLADE, OPEC and the UNSD, it launched the Joint Oil Data Exercise, which became the Joint Organisations Data Initiative (JODI).
Since APEC's inception, its growth in global trade has significantly outpaced the rest of the world.
Korea (South) (1989)
New Zealand (1989)
United States (1989)
Hong Kong (1991)
Papua New Guinea (1993)
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