APEC: economy, foreign trade, and investment

EENI- School of International Business

Sub-subject: Economy, foreign trade, and investment in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Region. The Bogor Goals 2010. Syllabus:

  1. Assessment of Achievements of the Bogor Goals of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
  2. International trade in goods and services
  3. The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Asia-Pacific Markets
  4. The Economic growth and the improving of social outcomes
  5. Trade and investment liberalisation and facilitation in the APEC Markets: tariffs, non-tariff measures, trade in services, foreign direct investment (FDI), customs procedures, rules of origin
  6. Regional Trade Agreements and Free Trade Agreements related to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
The sub-subject “APEC: economy, foreign trade, and investment” is studied...
  1. Doctorates (Online): America, Asia
  2. Masters: International Business, Asia-Pacific, Asia, America, BRICS Countries, Emerging Markets, Economic Relations

Languages of study English or Spanish APEC French APEC Portuguese APEC

Sample of the subject - Evolution of the economy in the Asia-Pacific Region APEC:
APEC Economy Trade Investment

Description of the Sub-Subject - The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC): economy, foreign trade, and investment.

When the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) Leaders joined in 2004 in Bogor (Indonesia); they implicated to “reach a free and open regional trade and the foreign direct investment by 2010 for industrialised economies and by 2020 for developing economies.”

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members agreed to follow this goal by reducing barriers to the foreign trade and the foreign direct investment and by promoting the free flow of products, services, and capital.

These targets are the “Bogor Goals,” an ambitious expression of common belief of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) that free and open trade and the foreign direct investment are fundamental to realise the economic growth potential of the Asia-Pacific region and to improve economic and social results for all APEC economies.

The total of products exported by the APEC economies has risen substantially from USD 2 trillion in 1994 to USD 5 trillion. In the same way, the total of imports increased from USD 2 trillion to USD 5 trillion over the same period. Since 1994, total trade in products of the APEC with the rest of the World has augmented at an annual rate of 7.1% (for both exports and imports).

With respect on foreign trade, the value of the intra-APEC trade in products was 2.8 times larger in 2009 than in 1994. The total trade in products of the APEC with the rest of the World grew faster than intra-APEC.

From 1994 to 2009, the share of the foreign trade in products of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) with the rest of the World rose from 28% to 33%.

The total imports of the APEC from the rest of the World also grew faster than intra-regional imports. The share of imports of products from the rest of the World grew from 26% to 33% from 1994 to 2009.

Trade in commercial services is becoming more and more important across the APEC region. The total of commercial services exported by the APEC region augmented considerably from USD 432 billion in 1994 to USD 12 trillion (annual growth rate of 7%).

Source: the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)



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