APEC discusses reforms to investment climate

Scene from a meeting of the APEC Health Working Group (Photo: apec2017.vn) HCM City (VNA) – Health officials from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) are expected to have a hectic day in Ho Chi Minh City on August 22 with two policy dialogues and one meeting of the Health Working Group (HWG). One policy dialogue will focus on accelerating action on tuberculosis (TB) and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) and the other will deal with promoting healthy aging and non-communicable diseases (NCD) control for a healthy Asia - Pacific region. At the same time, the HWG Meeting will enter the second working day after completing a lot of work on August 21. The Intellectual Property Rights Experts Group, the Investment Experts’ Group, the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Working Group, the Mobility Group and the Electronic Commerce Steering Group-Data Privacy Subgroup will also meet on August 22. Besides, APEC officials will mull over other issues relating to customs procedures, trade and investment, chemicals, standards and conformance, and the services sector. In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, APEC officials will continue with the Policy Partnership on Food Security Meeting and the Ocean and Fisheries Working Group Meeting. The APEC exhibition on agriculture and advanced agro-production technologies is still underway in the city.-VNA ... [read more]

Meeting of the Investment Experts’ Group (IEG) in HCM City on August 21.(Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) –  Promoting trade and investment, and reforming the investment climate in APEC member economies were discussed at a meeting of the Investment Experts’ Group (IEG) in HCM City on August 21 within the framework of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting. The two-day meeting held under the aegis of the Committee of Trade and Investment saw the presence officials from 21 APEC members and experts from international organisations. IEG Convener Maxim Berdichevsky said one of the big topics is the examination of next generations’ trade investment issues, which have been identified by APEC members as a matter for the future. “We want to make it easy for investors to move their capital within the region to optimise the supply chain and investment,” he told reporters.   At the meeting, delegates also debated the latest domestic investment policy approaches to improving the investment climate. Australia proposed exchange of experience related to foreign investment with a particular focus on engagement with internal (business, Government, and wider community) and external (investors, foreign governments) stake holders. The country shared its experience in developing a whole-of-government community strategy. Japan talked about its review of multi-year plans for infrastructure development and investment. Other issues on infrastructure investment, investment facilitation action plan, investment policy dialogue, and public private partnership were discussed at the meeting. Thai Thu Phuong, IEG Vice …... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – Working groups and sub-committees of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will continue discussions on issues of their charge in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 as part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). A workshop in the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (Photo: VNA) There will be meetings of the Health Working Group, the Emergency Preparedness Group, the Investment Experts’ Group and the Market Access Group.  Besides, officials from APEC member countries will talk matters regarding the automotive and chemical sectors, customs procedures, standards and conformance, life sciences innovation, anti-corruption, electronic commerce, and illegal logging.  The SOM 3 and related meetings brought together around 2,600 delegates from 21 APEC member economies. Slated to last until the end of the month, the event features 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues involving four committees and dozens of working groups of the APEC. In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, apart from meetings on policy partnership on food security, ocean and fisheries, the Food Security Week will feature an exhibition on agriculture and advanced agro-production technologies on August 21. APEC is the Asia Pacific region’s premier economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region. It aims to build a dynamic, sustainable and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment. APEC initiatives turn policy goals into…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Promoting trade and investment, and reforming the investment climate in APEC member economies, were discussed at a meeting of the Investment Experts’ Group (IEG) in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21, within the framework of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting. The two-day meeting held under the aegis of the Committee of Trade and Investment saw the presence of officials from 21 APEC members and experts from international organisations. IEG Convener Maxim Berdichevsky said one of the big topics is the examination of the next generations’ trade investment issues, which have been identified by APEC members as a matter for the future. “We want to make it easy for investors to move their capital within the region in order to optimise the supply chain and investment,” he told reporters. At the meeting, delegates also debated the latest domestic investment policy approaches to improving the investment climate. Australia proposed the exchange of experience related to foreign investment with a particular focus on engagement with internal (business, Government, and wider community) and external (investors, foreign governments) stake holders. The country shared its experience in developing a whole-of-government community strategy. Japan talked about its review of multi-year plans for infrastructure development and investment. Other issues on infrastructure investment, an investment facilitation action plan, investment policy dialogue, and public private partnership were discussed at the meeting. Thai Thu Phuong, IEG Vice Chair, said the meeting provides a good chance for Vietnam to learn from other members, especially regarding issues related to…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Promoting trade and investment, and reforming the investment climate in APEC member economies, were discussed at a meeting of the Investment Experts’ Group (IEG) in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21, within the framework of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting. The two-day meeting held under the aegis of the Committee of Trade and Investment saw the presence of officials from 21 APEC members and experts from international organisations. IEG Convener Maxim Berdichevsky said one of the big topics is the examination of the next generations’ trade investment issues, which have been identified by APEC members as a matter for the future. “We want to make it easy for investors to move their capital within the region in order to optimise the supply chain and investment,” he told reporters. At the meeting, delegates also debated the latest domestic investment policy approaches to improving the investment climate. Australia proposed the exchange of experience related to foreign investment with a particular focus on engagement with internal (business, Government, and wider community) and external (investors, foreign governments) stake holders. The country shared its experience in developing a whole-of-government community strategy. Japan talked about its review of multi-year plans for infrastructure development and investment. Other issues on infrastructure investment, an investment facilitation action plan, investment policy dialogue, and public private partnership were discussed at the meeting. Thai Thu Phuong, IEG Vice Chair, said the meeting provides a good chance for Vietnam to learn from other members, especially regarding issues related to…... [read more]

The two-day meeting held under the aegis of the Committee of Trade and Investment saw the presence officials from 21 APEC members and experts from international organizations. IEG Convener Maxim Berdichevsky said one of the big topics is the examination of next generations’ trade investment issues, which have been identified by APEC members as a matter for the future. Meeting of the Investment Experts’ Group (IEG) in HCM City on August 21.  “We want to make it easy for investors to move their capital within the region to optimize the supply chain and investment,” he told reporters. At the meeting, delegates also debated the latest domestic investment policy approaches to improving the investment climate. Australia proposed exchange of experience related to foreign investment with a particular focus on engagement with internal (business, Government, and wider community) and external (investors, foreign governments) stake holders. The country shared its experience in developing a whole-of-government community strategy. Japan talked about its review of multi-year plans for infrastructure development and investment. Other issues on infrastructure investment, investment facilitation action plan, investment policy dialogue, and public private partnership were discussed at the meeting. Thai Thu Phuong, IEG Vice Chair, said the meeting is a good chance for Vietnam to learn from other members, especially about issues relating to public-private partnership and investor – state dispute settlement management. Asked how Vietnam can attract more investment, Berdichevsky said: “For economies looking to attract…... [read more]

HCM City, August 21 (VNA) – Working groups and sub-committees of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will continue discussions on issues of their charge in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 as part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3).  There will be meetings of the Health Working Group, the Emergency Preparedness Group, the Investment Experts’ Group and the Market Access Group.  Besides, officials from APEC member countries will talk matters regarding the automotive and chemical sectors, customs procedures, standards and conformance, life sciences innovation, anti-corruption, electronic commerce, and illegal logging.  The SOM 3 and related meetings brought together around 2,600 delegates from 21 APEC member economies.  Slated to last until the end of the month, the event features 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues involving four committees and dozens of working groups of the APEC.  In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, apart from meetings on policy partnership on food security, ocean and fisheries, the Food Security Week will feature an exhibition on agriculture and advanced agro-production technologies on August 21.  APEC is the Asia Pacific region’s premier economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region.  It aims to build a dynamic, sustainable and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment. APEC initiatives turn policy goals into…... [read more]

There will be meetings of the Health Working Group, the Emergency Preparedness Group, the Investment Experts’ Group and the Market Access Group. Besides, officials from APEC member countries will talk matters regarding the automotive and chemical sectors, customs procedures, standards and conformance, life sciences innovation, anti-corruption, electronic commerce, and illegal logging.  At the event The SOM 3 and related meetings brought together around 2,600 delegates from 21 APEC member economies. Slated to last until the end of the month, the event features 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues involving four committees and dozens of working groups of the APEC. In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, apart from meetings on policy partnership on food security, ocean and fisheries, the Food Security Week will feature an exhibition on agriculture and advanced agro-production technologies on August 21. APEC is the Asia Pacific region’s premier economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region. It aims to build a dynamic, sustainable and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment. APEC initiatives turn policy goals into concrete results and agreements into tangible benefits. Source: VNA... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Working groups and sub-committees of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will continue discussions on issues of their charge in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 as part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). There will be meetings of the Health Working Group, the Emergency Preparedness Group, the Investment Experts’ Group and the Market Access Group. Officials from APEC member countries will talk on matters regarding the automotive and chemical sectors, customs procedures, standards and conformance, life sciences innovation, anti-corruption, electronic commerce, and illegal logging. The SOM 3 and related meetings brought together around 2,600 delegates from 21 APEC member economies. Scheduled to last until the end of the month, the event features 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues involving four committees and dozens of working groups of the APEC. In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, apart from meetings concerning policy partnership on food security, ocean and fisheries, the Food Security Week will feature an exhibition on agriculture and advanced agro-production technologies on August 21. APEC is the Asia Pacific region’s premier economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region. It aims to build a dynamic, sustainable and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment. APEC initiatives turn policy goals into concrete results and agreements into tangible benefits.... [read more]

NDO/VNA – Working groups and sub-committees of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will continue discussions on issues of their charge in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 as part of the third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM 3). There will be meetings of the Health Working Group, the Emergency Preparedness Group, the Investment Experts’ Group and the Market Access Group. Officials from APEC member countries will talk on matters regarding the automotive and chemical sectors, customs procedures, standards and conformance, life sciences innovation, anti-corruption, electronic commerce, and illegal logging. The SOM 3 and related meetings brought together around 2,600 delegates from 21 APEC member economies. Scheduled to last until the end of the month, the event features 75 meetings, seminars, and dialogues involving four committees and dozens of working groups of the APEC. In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, apart from meetings concerning policy partnership on food security, ocean and fisheries, the Food Security Week will feature an exhibition on agriculture and advanced agro-production technologies on August 21. APEC is the Asia Pacific region’s premier economic forum. The primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the region. It aims to build a dynamic, sustainable and harmonious Asia-Pacific community by championing free and open trade and investment, promoting and accelerating regional economic integration, encouraging economic and technical cooperation, and facilitating a favorable and sustainable business environment. APEC initiatives turn policy goals into concrete results and agreements into tangible benefits.... [read more]




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