These goals were adopted by Leaders at their 1994 meeting in Bogor, Indonesia Trade and Investment help open and free economies to grow, create jobs and provide better opportunities for international trade and investment. In contrast, protectionism keeps prices high and holds inefficiencies in certain industries. A free and open trade helps to lower production costs and reduce prices of goods and services, a direct benefit to all. APEC also works to create a safe and efficient movement of goods, services and people across borders in the region through policy alignment and economic and technical cooperation objectives are: a Support the growth and development of the region for the common good of its people and, thus, contribute to growth and development of the global economy. a Strengthen the positive gains of the region and the world economy resulting from increasing economic interdependence, and thus stimulate the flow of goods, services, capital and technology.
a Develop and strengthen the open multilateral system in the interest of the Asia – Pacific and the other economies. a Reducing barriers to trade in goods and services and investment among the participants in a manner consistent with the principles of the World Trade Organization, WTO, and without detriment to other economies, and a To promote economic cooperation member economies. a Support the growth and development of the region. a To contribute to further liberalization of the global economy. a Increase the independence and prosperity of member economies. a To promote sustainable economic growth. What is expected and reach for the meetings of this year, Peru proposes as its main theme: A New Commitment to Asia Pacific Development.
The goal is to reach consensus on an integration strategy that promotes sustainable development in the region and share the benefits among members, through active participation of governments, international financial institutions and the private sector. For Peru to participate in this forum has the advantage of being the only member of the Andean Community APEC. On the other hand, from the geographical point of view, Peru is well placed to become the bridge (HUB) of trade flows between Asia and South America. It is important to note that there is a moratorium until 2010 on the entry of new members to the Forum. APEC is also a platform to promote international agreements on economic relations with this region in order to get our country to become a strategic partner of Asia and Oceania in Latin America. Examples are the negotiations for FTAs with Singapore and Thailand, the beginning of negotiations with Canada and the joint feasibility study with China and Korea. APEC offers the possibility for non-members to participate in the activities of its Working Groups as a guest. Colombia has participated in several meetings of the Energy Working Group (since 1996), Telecommunications and Technology (since 1997), and Trade Promotion (since 2000). Industrial Engineer-manager, abogado.EGADE (ITESM) Postgradosmaestrias UC mention in Business Administration markets, human resources, quality and productivity, education Ed.D. Professor and researcher Graduate Area Faces UC. Consultant-Business Advisory DEPROIMCA EXATEC m