logo logo


Apec trade ministers eye Asia-Pacific FTA
The trade ministers of economies belonging to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) discussed over the weekend potential pathways to a wider Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP).
TPP deal on cards this month: Bollard
It is possible a Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal will be thrashed out by the end of the month, says Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) executive director Alan Bollard.
Protest against APEC by Gerak Lawan in Indonesia
The Indonesian civil society movement coalition, Gerak Lawan, held a protest on 7 October 2013 in front of the Ministry of Finance as a symbol of the struggle against the liberalization agenda in Indonesia.
Asia-Pacific heads to hash out trade deal as clock ticks
Asia-Pacific leaders will seek momentum on talks for a sweeping 12-nation trade pact when they meet in Bali in coming days, trying to overcome concessions sought by countries that threaten to further delay completion.
Relase IPA Activists that demand to stop trade liberalization!
Indonesian Police Dept in Surabaya is arrested IPA activists that hold a picket to oppose APEC Trade Minister meeting (20-21 April) and trade liberalizations agenda.
APEC pushes FTAs in shift toward regional initiative
The trade ministers of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum agreed Sunday to promote free-trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region just a day after Japan won permission to negotiate a free-trade pact involving many of its members.
APEC business leaders push Asia-Pac FTA
The Business Advisory Council of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is focused on taking further steps towards realizing the goal of an integrated Asia Pacific economy, and on liberalizing and facilitating trade and investment, leading ultimately to a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP).
TPP countries set to announce broad outline of Trans-Pacific FTA this week
Trade ministers from nine countries agreed Thursday to forge the broad outline of an expanded Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement this week.
Hundreds take interfaith service to the streets on eve of APEC trade conference
More than 30 clergy from a dozen denominations led hundreds of followers out of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Waikiki on Monday night and into the streets of Waikiki as a challenge to APEC, the international trade talks kicking off tomorrow in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Occupy Honolulu’s position on APEC
The Occupy Honolulu General Assembly formally asserts its opposition to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings to be held in Honolulu from November 7 – 13, 2011.
New Zealand trades away our sovereignty in secret negotiations
At the APEC Leaders’ Summit in Hawaii on November 12 & 13, Bill English will signal the Government’s readiness to trade away yet more of this country’s powers of self-government, the New Zealand Is Not For Sale Campaign warned today.
US eyes trade ’triple crown’ as APEC host
"The ’triple crown’ in 2011 is the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement passed and implemented, significant progress on the TransPacific Partnership and a very strong APEC year with a lot of concrete outcomes on trade and investment issues," said Kurt Tong, senior US official for APEC at the State Department.
Trade deal with Singapore to open door to APEC
Colombia’s trade minister told business newspaper La Republica that recently-started talks on initiating a free trade agreement with Singapore could clear the path to Colombia’s membership of the APEC Pacific Rim trading bloc.
Protesters march during APEC Summit
Some marched through the streets protesting against the free-trade talks hosted by the Asia-Pacific leaders, saying it will threaten Japan’s agricultural sector.
Anti-APEC demonstrations in Yokohama
Photos and video of anti-APEC demonstrations in Yokohama on 13 November 2010
Hundreds decry ’unprincipled’ liberalization
Hundreds of people staged a rally Saturday in central Yokohama to voice their opposition to Japan and other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum members taking steps to accelerate "unprincipled" trade liberalization, saying the measures would destroy people’s livelihoods and devastate farmers.
APEC leaders urge ’concrete vision’ on Asia free trade, set no targets
Asia-Pacific leaders said they will take “concrete steps” toward creating a “comprehensive” regional free-trade agreement, without setting a target for achieving that goal.
Top APEC officials lay groundwork for regional FTA
Senior regional officials concluded their meeting Monday at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Yokohama with a decision to pursue a regionwide free-trade zone.
APEC debates becoming body that can forge FTA
Pacific Rim economies are debating whether to change the informal Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum so that it can negotiate the creation of a Pacific-wide free trade zone.
APEC to refer to Pacific FTA as pathway to free trade area: draft
At the annual APEC summit meeting in Yokohama on Nov. 13 and 14, the 21-member forum is planning to specify for the first time in its declaration the possible efforts to realize the long-term goal of creating a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific.