Mobilizing Business for a New APEC Services Agenda

Asia-Pacific businesses call for services business groupings to join forces in a regional coalition, to shape a new APEC services agenda.

Services represent 39% of APEC value-added trade – double the figures traditionally cited in balance of payments data. High-level business representatives in the region are consequently asking for twice the attention it received in the past. This report maps services business organizations in the region, as a foundation to launch a 2015 conference that will shape the launch of a regional coalition of services industries.