Multilateral Trade Survives and Prospers

Media Release

Hong Kong: Friday 26 January 2018

The Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) is wholly supportive the actions taken in Tokyo on 23 January 2018 to complete the first stage of Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Said PBEC Chairman, Andrew Weir “the multilateral trade agenda is alive and well, which is an important stimulus for our Region and beyond. This agreement that will be ratified in Chile on 8 March 2018 and it covers mature with emerging markets - all working towards improved standards”.

He continued: “PBEC looks forward to an expanded agreement over time that could include China and Indonesia and the possible return of the United States”.

The signatories to the new CPTPP will be Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

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多边贸易的生存和发展

香港:2018年1月26日 星期五

太平洋经济理事会(PBEC)完全支持于2018年1月23日以完成“全面和渐进的跨太平洋伙伴关系协定” (CPTPP)的第一阶段而在东京采取的行动。 PBEC主席韦安祖表示:“多边贸易议程是活跃的,这是对我们地区及其以外的重要的刺激。该协议将于2018年3月8日在智利批准,并且覆盖新兴市场的成熟市场 - 所有这些都在为提高标准而努力。

他还表示:“PBEC期望会有包含了中国、印度尼西亚以及可能回国的美国的扩大协议。 新的CPTPP的签署国将是澳大利亚、文莱、加拿大、智利、日本、马来西亚、墨西哥、新西兰、秘鲁、新加坡和越南。

Background:

The Pacific Basin Economic Council is a membership organisation of CEOs and business leaders located around Asia and the Pacific Rim, which believes that through cooperation and the exchange of ideas, the private sector can work with governments and civil society to promote significant growth, prosperity and trade in our region and globally. www.pbec.org

背景:太平洋经济理事会是亚太地区各地的首席执行官和企业领导人的成员组织,通过合作和思想交流,私营部门可以与政府和民间社团合作,以促进经济的增长、繁荣和发展。www.pbec.org

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