APEC was established in 1989 to further enhance economic growth and prosperity for the region and to strengthen the Asia-Pacific community. Since its inception, APEC has worked to reduce tariffs and other trade barriers across the Asia-Pacific region, creating efficient domestic economies and dramatically increasing exports.
Known as APEC's 'Three Pillars', APEC focuses on three key areas:
trade and investment liberalization
economic and technical cooperation
Latest publications are available to be downloaded. Calendar of events, APEC’s groups and projects are on the website.