Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation:

see under Pacific RimPacific Rim,
term used to describe the nations bordering the Pacific Ocean and the island countries situated in it. In the post–World War II era, the Pacific Rim has become an increasingly important and interconnected economic region.
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Singapore-headquartered Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) is a forum for 21 economies to promote free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region.
Traffic barriers set up along EDSA to mark the designated lane for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) delegates.
Obama will make the trip from Hawaii, where he and other Pacific leaders will be attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' conference earlier that month, according to a report of the German Press Agency "DPA".
On his way to attend the 18th annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in Vietnam, President Bush acknowledged in Singapore on November 16: "Recently, some APEC members have advanced the idea of a free trade agreement for the entire APEC region.

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