Overview of APEC

APEC in Hawaii

The leaders of 21 APEC economies will be meeting in Hawai’i in November 2011. Thousands of international government officials, corporate executives, and media will visit Honolulu for the weeklong APEC meetings taking place November 6-13, 2011. This provides a unique and unprecedented opportunity to showcase Hawai’i’s rich cultural heritage, hospitality, and international excellence.

Source: UHERO.hawaii.edu

About APEC

APEC was formed in 1989 to capitalize on the growing interdependence of Asia-Pacific economies. By promoting market liberalization, facilitation, and economic and technical cooperation, it intends to create a sound environment for long-term sustainable economic development and shared prosperity for all members.

Source: APEC at 20: Recall, Reflection, and Remake by Kesavapany, K and Lim, H.

Member Economies

The member economies of APEC are:

Australia
Brunei Darussalam
Canada
Chile
China
Chinese Taipei
Hong Kong, China
Indonesia
Japan
Korea
Malaysia
Mexico
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Peru
The Philippines
Russia
Singapore
Thailand
United States
Viet Nam

Visit UHERO.hawaii.edu to learn more about each economy in a one-page synopsis of economic conditions and policies, prepared by the team at UH Manoa Department of Economics.