Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC)
- Regional co-operation — Tariffs — Technical barriers to trade — Regional organizations
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (‘APEC’) is an intergovernmental grouping of (as of 2017) 21 economies of the Pacific Rim committed to economic co-operation and trade liberalization. Its origins go back to the Pacific Economic Co-operation Council (‘PECC’; Regional Co-operation and Organization: Pacific Region ) which was established in 1980 as a non-governmental forum of academics, business leaders, and government officials with the purpose of disseminating information and exchanging views on trade, technology, and investment in the region. The success...