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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC)

Rainer Grote

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 June 2019

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...
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