World Trade Organization

Reinforce positive earnings of the region and the world economy, resulting from increasing economic interdependence, and thus stimulate the flow of goods, services, capital and technology. Read more here: Toshiba. Develop and strengthen the open multilateral system in the interests of the Asia-Pacific region and other economies. Reducing barriers to trade in goods and services and investment between the participants in a manner consistent with the principles of the World Trade Organization, WTO, and without detriment to other economies; and promote economic cooperation among the Member economies. Support the growth and development of the region. Contribute to greater liberalisation of the world economy.

Increase the independence and prosperity of economies member. Promote sustainable economic growth. What’s expected and reaches for the meetings of this year, the Peru proposes as its main theme: A new commitment to the development of the Asia-Pacific. The objective is the consensus in an integration strategy that promotes the sustainable development of the region and share the benefits among members, through the active participation of Governments, international financial institutions and the private sector. Peru for their participation in this forum has the advantage being the only member of the Andean Community in APEC. On the other hand, from the geographical point of view, the Peru is very well located 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 with respect to the accession of new members to this forum. APEC is also a platform to promote agreements on international economic relations with esa region in order to ensure that our country will become a strategic partner of the Asia and Oceania within Latin America.

Examples of this are the negotiations for FTAs with Singapore and Thailand; the start of negotiations with Canada and sets feasibility studies with China and Korea. APEC offers the possibility to countries not members participate in the activities of its working groups in as a guest. Colombia has participated in several meetings of the groups of work of energy (since 1996), telecommunications and technology (since 1997), and trade promotion (since 2000).