New Directions in Asia-Pacific Economic Integration
Edited by Tang Guoqiang and Peter A. Petri
Sponsored by the China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CNCPEC)
and the United States Asia Pacific Council
Published by the East-West Center (click here to access the free PDF or to order a print copy of the book)
In 2014 the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum celebrates its 25th anniversary in a vastly changed region and world. In Bogor, Indonesia, twenty years earlier, APEC committed to achieve free trade and investment in the region by 2020. In Beijing in 2014, China will ...Read more...
Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa has been appointed as the new Chair for MANCPEC on 1 January 2014. Tan Sri Rastam is also appointed as Chief Executive of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. He takes over from YBhg Tan Sri Dato' Seri Mohamed Jawhar Hassan, the former MANCPEC Chair.
Tan Sri Rastam spent more than 36 years as a career diplomat in the service of the Government of Malaysia. He served in various capacities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Malaysian diplomatic missions abroad, including as High Commissioner of Malaysia to Pakistan, Ambassador of Malaysia t...Read more...
This year marks the 25th anniversary of APEC and the 20th anniversary of the Bogor Goals. As a champion of regional economic cooperation and a founding partner of APEC, PECC has an important role to play in helping the APEC policy making process by providing proactive policy advice and support.
This year's APEC theme is "Shaping the future through Asia-Pacific partnership" under which China has identified three priorities: 1) Advancing regional economic integration; 2) Promoting innovative development, economic reform, and growth; and 3) Strengthening comprehensive connectivity a...Read more...
Energy-related experts and industry leaders, who convened in Victoria, Canada in November 2013 for the first seminar on PECC energy transition project, called for further deliberation on the design of policy framework to accommodate renewable energies. The second seminar of the series was hosted by CHILPEC (Chile member committee of PECC) and took place in Santiago, Chile on June 24-25th, 2014.
The seminar gathered representatives from the ...Read more...
'PECC Guidelines for Good Corporate Governance Practice' (2001, pages 8-16) was published in 'International Standards: Annotated Corporate Social Responsibility Codes' (2014, Carswell, a division of Thomson Reuters Canada Limited). Authored by Canadian lawyer, Kenning Marchant, it is a two-volume compendium carrying various international codes, standards and guidelines on CSR and environmental/ social governance, including stakeholder engagement, environment, consumer relations, disclosure, and reporting. The reference a...Read more...
PECC Statement for APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT), 18 May 2014, Qingdao, China
PECC Update for APEC SOM2, May 2014, Qingdao, China
PECC Update for APEC SOM1, February 2014, Ningbo, China
State of the Region 2013-2014 (pdf, 3MB)
PECC Statement to APEC Ministers, 5 October 2013, Bali, Indonesia
Vancouver Statement, 21st PECC General Meeting, 3-5 June 2013
India into APEC: Three APEC reasons why
Malcolm Cook, Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Amitendu Palit, Head (Partnerships & Programmes) and Senior Research Fellow,
The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
The Relative Significance of EPAs in Asia-Pacific
Kenichi Kawasaki, Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)
Getting Across the Finishing Line: Canada and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Don Campbell, Co-Chair PECC; Chair CANCPEC
Hugh Stephens, Vice Chair CANCPEC