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Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT)

Saturday 5 June 2021 - Saturday 5 June 2021

This meeting will bring together ministers responsible for trade from across the APEC region.

This meeting will bring together ministers responsible for trade from across the APEC region.

The first meeting was held in October 1994 in Jakarta, Indonesia as a follow-up to the decision of the APEC Ministerial Meeting in Seattle, United States, 1993.

The meeting has been held annually since 1996, to strengthen the multilateral trading system and the trade and investment liberalisation and facilitation process of APEC. 

In recent years, ministers have discussed issues on anti-corruption, human security, public-private partnership, and economic and technical cooperation.