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PPDS-Boracay-4-300x200PECC co-organized a Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) on Services with the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) of the Philippines in Boracay, Philippines on May 17th, just ahead of the annual APEC ministerial meeting for trade. The purpose of this dialogue was to deepen understanding of officials on the challenges faced by service providers in the region and contribute to the issues to be included in an APEC Services Cooperation Framework, a major initiative of the Philippines this year as the APEC chair.

The approach taken in this series of Public-Private Dialogues is to understand how companies operate their value chains in the region – some of this involves analytical work as well as hearing directly from service providers.

PPD on Services that took place in Clark, Philippines in February 2015 on the margins of the First Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM1) of APEC, covered information technology and business process management (IT-BPM), creative industries, and reserach and development services. This meeting was its follow-up PPD and focused on services relevant to the manufacturing, agriculture and environment-related sectors.

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Pacific Currents

International cooperation during COVID-19
Sungbae An
Senior Research Fellow, Department of International Macroeconomics and Finance, Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP)


G20 comes to the fore again
Jorge Heine
Research Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University; Non-resident senior research fellow at the Center for China and Globalization in Beijing


Tackling COVID-19 Together: A Bottom-Up Approach to Trade Policy
Simon J. Evenett
Economics Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Global Trade Alert


Drastic measures to stop spread of COVID-19 are necessary
Charles E. Morrison
Adjunct Fellow and Former President of the East-West Center; Former Co-Chair, PECC


International Trade at a Time of Covid-19
Roy Santana
Expert on tariffs and customs issues at the WTO; occasional lecturer


ASEAN-China cooperation in time of COVID-19 pandemic
Jusuf Wanandi
Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, CSIS Foundation; Former Co-Chair of PECC


Preferential Trade Agreements Vs. Multilateralism: In The New Trump-World, Does Canada Face An Impossible Choice?
Judit Fabian
Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa