May 23, 2023: A coalition of US trade justice organisations rallied in Detroit on May 20 during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) talks there, to highlight the Ministerial Meeting for the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) set for May 27. They posed the rights of workers and the planet against corporate priority for profits in IPEF.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Media Release, November 22, 2016: The failed TPP should not be used as a model for the future trade agreements, a diverse network of community organisations has warned, after leaders discussed future trade deals at the APEC summit in Peru this weekend.
Media Release November 13, 2016: The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network welcomes reports that the Obama administration has abandoned attempts to push the TPP through the current lame duck Congress. Fair trade groups have campaigned since 2010 against the TPP corporate agenda, in Australia, the US and other TPP countries. The TPP gave more rights to global corporations but made it harder for governments to regulate them in the public interest.
Media Release November 18, 2015: As TPP leaders meet on the fringes of the APEC conference in Manila to praise the deal, experts on investor rights, medicines and copyright will expose the devils in the detail of the TPP.
The Asia Pacific People for Environment and Community (APPEC) event was held on August 31 and September 1 2007. APPEC was a chance for all members of the community to gather and share our experiences, struggles, and strengths and work towards creating an alternative to the neo-liberal, free trade agenda that was on the table at the APEC meeting.
The event was a great success and involved a wide range of community members. To hear recordings or read transcripts of some events see our APPEC Speeches page.
APEC is a regional forum involving 21 countries on the ASIA Pacific rim. They are the US, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia , Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia , New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.