APEC Trade Ministers Issue Statements on Concluding Doha and Securing Economic Growth

Sapporo, Japan, 6 June 2010 – In a Statement issued today, at the close of two-day talks, APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade address:

  • The state of the global economy
  • Members’ progress in achieving APEC’s Bogor Goals of free and open trade
  • Advancing regional economic integration, including exploring possible pathways to a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific
  • Formulating a growth strategy for the region that achieves balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth
  • Promoting human security to ensure resilient and secure economies

The Meeting of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade, Statement of the Chair (Sapporo, Japan, 5 – 6 June 2010) may be accessed at:

The Ministers have also issued a separate Statement extending APEC’s standstill on protectionism until 2011, and expressing members’ commitment to the multilateral trading system and their determination to bring the Doha Development Agenda to a successful conclusion.

The Statement on Supporting the Multilateral Trading System and Resisting Protectionism (Sapporo, Japan, 5 – 6 June 2010) may be accessed at: