APEC 2011

As the 2011 host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the United States chaired the APEC Ministerial Meeting and the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Honolulu from November 11 to 13, 2011. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird and Minister of International Trade Ed Fast represented Canada at the meetings. Leaders concluded the meetings by agreeing on a comprehensive set of measures to increase economic growth and job creation by expanding trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

This year the United States emphasized the importance of accelerating growth and creating jobs across the region by addressing specific concerns for improving the trade and investment environment. APEC focussed on concrete initiatives that build a "seamless regional economy" by achieving outcomes in the following priority areas:

  • Strengthening regional economic integration and expanding trade
  • Promoting green growth
  • Expanding regulatory cooperation and advancing regulatory convergence

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