APEC Affirms Vision of Free Trade, Investments; Leaders Endorse Talks for Abolition of Export subsidies.(Main News)

Manila Bulletin, October 28, 2002 | Go to article overview

APEC Affirms Vision of Free Trade, Investments; Leaders Endorse Talks for Abolition of Export subsidies.(Main News)


Byline: FERDIE J. MAGLALANG

LOS CABOS, Mexico - The leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members endorsed negotiations yesterday for the abolition of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and unjustifiable export prohibitions and restrictions which President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and other leaders of developing countries have criticized as hindrances to their countries' expansion and development.

In an APEC Economic Leaders Declaration issued Sunday (Monday in Manila), the 21 Asian-Pacific leaders agreed to implement the APEC vision of free and open trade and investments.

The APEC leaders called on their ministers "to continue negotiations that will open markets and enhance the multilateral trading systems, foster economic growth and poverty reduction, particularly in developing economies, promote sustainable development, improve disciplines, improve World Trade Organization (WTO) coherence with other institutions, and provide opportunities for all citizens of the world."

"We discussed the fundamental contribution of trade to economic growth, and the need for APEC to strongly support the multilateral trading system, while implementing our commitment," the declaration stated.

The leaders also welcomed the launching of new multilateral trade negotiations in Doha and encouraged all economies to pursue substantive negotiations in all areas of the Doha Development Agenda by the agreed timelines to ensure that the deadline of Jan. 1, 2005, to conclude such negotiations is met.

"We call for progress across all areas in the lead-up to the 2003 WTO Fifth Ministerial Conference in Cancun," the leaders said.

The leaders agreed that these negotiations hold the prospect of real gains for all economies, particularly developing economies, in the area of agricultural reform, improved market access for goods and services, and clarification and improvement of trade disciplines.

President Macapagal Arroyo and other leaders of developing economies have been calling for a leveling of the playing field in trade, saying that agricultural subsidies and trade barriers in the United States, Japan, and the European Union have hindered exports.

Terrorism

LOS CABOS, Mexico - The leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum commended yesterday the determination by the governments of the Philippines, Indonesia, and the Russian Federation to bring terrorists to justice.

In one of two statements issued at the end of their two-day summit meeting here, the leaders of the APEC also condemned the recent terrorist attacks in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in the Philippines, Indonesia and the Russian Federation.

The APEC leaders also expressed deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of these attacks and their families and to the peoples of these APEC member-economies. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

APEC Affirms Vision of Free Trade, Investments; Leaders Endorse Talks for Abolition of Export subsidies.(Main News)
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.