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Transport sector, SE Asia to dominate APEC energy demand through 2050—report

Transport sector, SE Asia to dominate APEC energy demand through 2050—report

Jun. 8 | Accounting for 57% of energy demand in 2016, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) region is expected to see a 21% rise in demand over the next 30 years, largely due to population and economic growth in Southeast Asia and the rapid growth of the...

FTAs giving intra-APEC trade a big boost

FTAs giving intra-APEC trade a big boost

Aug. 28 | Trade among Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries has increased by more than 170% over a 16-year period, spurred by regional trade agreements (RTAs) and free trade agreements (FTAs). As of December 2016, more than 150 RTAs and FTAs...

APEC intensifies customs checks against timber smuggling

APEC intensifies customs checks against timber smuggling

Aug. 23 | Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies are strengthening cooperation in customs control of illegal trade in timber and timber products sourced from the region. The region’s forestry, trade, customs, and law enforcement officials agreed...

Program to ease regulatory burden of 5 key PH industries progressing well, says DAP 

Program to ease regulatory burden of 5 key PH industries progressing well, says DAP 

Jan. 2 | The Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) is gearing to implement its first batch of recommendations that seeks to reduce the regulatory burden of stakeholders in five industries in the country, including the land and sea transportation sectors. DAP,...

Russia eyes $2.5B imports from PH in 2017

Russia eyes $2.5B imports from PH in 2017

Nov. 24 | The Russian government has committed to increase significantly its imports from the Philippines to more than US$2 billion from $46 million and came up with areas for potential trade and investment partnerships following the recent bilateral talks. Trade...

APEC fora seek softer approach to open trade, regional integration

APEC fora seek softer approach to open trade, regional integration

Nov. 16 | A more low-key approach to advancing the notions of free trade and regional economic integration, including the creation of a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), is at the core of the meetings of leaders and ministers from the 21 members of the...

APEC study highlights new areas for further lowering trade costs

APEC study highlights new areas for further lowering trade costs

Jun. 6 | The Philippines stands to benefit from finding new ways to further cut its cost of trading goods, as this can help make it a better player in global value chains (GVCs) and become a more attractive destination for foreign direct investments (FDIs). In...

APEC outlines plans for greater supply chain connectivity

APEC outlines plans for greater supply chain connectivity

May. 24 | While acknowledging advances made to improve supply chain connectivity, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade ministers believe more steps can be taken to tighten linkages and further hasten regional trade. In a statement after the 2016 Meeting...

PH to bat for services development roadmap at APEC meeting in Peru

PH to bat for services development roadmap at APEC meeting in Peru

Feb. 15 | A long-term competitiveness roadmap on services for the region is on top of the Philippine delegation agenda to the first Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2016 First Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM1) in Peru, according to the Department of Foreign...

Esguerra named acting NEDA chief, socioeconomic planning secretary

Esguerra named acting NEDA chief, socioeconomic planning secretary

Feb. 2 | Recently appointed Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Dr Emmanuel F. Esguerra is also an advocate for the implementation of the ASEAN Framework on Multimodal Transportation. Dr Emmanuel F. Esguerra, deputy director general of the National Economic and Development...