The 2019 Work Program

This year, ABAC adopted the theme “Inclusive and collaborative growth in the digital era”, with the following sub-themes:  

  • Inclusive trade policy to foster growth in the digital era
  • Advancing regional economic integration

The 2019 work program will focus on the following priorities:

  • Reaffirming regional economic integration
  • Building sustainable communities through social innovation and green growth
  • Facilitating MSMEs' market access and success in global value chains 
  • Encouraging financial inclusion through innovation 
  • Promoting smart regulations, security and skills for the future while expanding connectivity

Detailed recommendations will be developed during the course of 2019 on the priorities identified in the work program. ABAC's recommendations will be conveyed to APEC governments through  a range of avenues including to APEC Senior Officials, Trade SME and Finance Ministers and directly to APEC Economic Leaders at the annual Dialogue with APEC Leaders.