At Hanoi Meet, Asia-Pacific Ministers Debate Future Trade Integration Paths

May 24, 2017

The past weekend saw ministerial meetings of multiple configurations in the Vietnamese city of Hanoi, as officials discussed the future of various trade-related initiatives in the region. The main event was the trade ministers' meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, a regional coalition of 21 economies. The event was the first since Robert Lighthizer was confirmed as US Trade Representative (USTR) earlier this month under the Trump administration.

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Topics: ASIA-PACIFC ECONOMIC COOPERATION (APEC) REGIONAL INTEGRATION

Agreements: TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP) FREE TRADE AREA OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC (FTAAP)

Regions: ASIA-PACIFIC

Authors: INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ICTSD)

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