This is the key site for all official APEC bodies and activities. It includes all APEC publications and a calendar of APEC and related events.
APEC Study Centre (ASC) Consortium
Details of the network of Study Centres across the 21 member economies is available here.
ABAC (APEC Business
The Council, consisting of three representatives from each economy provides advice to APEC Leaders and other fora.
Committee on Trade and Investment
The Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) is APEC's voice on global trade and investment issues.
The Economic Committee (EC) has a mandate to promote structural reform within APEC by undertaking policy analysis and action-oriented work.
SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation
The SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) coordinates and manages APEC's economic and technical cooperation (ECOTECH) agenda to improve econommic and social well being.
Finance Ministers' Process
The APEC Finance Ministers' Process (FMP) provides an annual forum for APEC Member Economies to exchange views and information on regional macroeconomic and financial developments and on national and regional policy priorities.
Working Groups (via offical APEC website)
This link provides the entry point into the first of the Working Groups. Links to the other WGs are found along the left side of the page.
SME Crisis Management Center
The APEC SME Crisis Management Center assists SMEs in identifying crisis in an earliest manner, overcoming the impacts of global economic challenges, and offering suggestions for response measures.
APEC Telecommunications Working
The APEC Telecommunications Working Group (TEL) address the issues of human resource development, technology transfer telecommunications standardisation.
APEC Transportation Working
The APEC Transportation Working Group (TPT-WG) fosters economic development in the Asia-Pacific region through recommendations to increase the efficiency of the regional transportation system.
APEC Industrial Science and Technology
This site contains a directory of organisations, discussion forums and a calendar of events relating to science and technology activities in APEC and its member economies.
Tariffs and Rules of Origin in APEC Member Economies
Links page to obtain information on tariffs and rules of origin in APEC member economies
The Government's official APEC Australia 2007 website. Now archived but follow the links for the full site.
Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
The Department leads Australia's involvement in the APEC Telecommunications and Information Working Group
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Information, statistics and analysis on Australia's foreign and trade policy can be accessed and downloaded from this site.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade APEC Page
Information about Australia's APEC involvement and key documents such as Australia's IAP.
Department of Immigration APEC Business Travel Card
The APEC Business Travel Card cuts though the red tape of business travel, and gives accredited business people pre-cleared entry to participating APEC economies.
Department of Education, Emplyment and Workplace Relations
Information about Australia's activities in the APEC Human Resources Development Working Group.
The Australian Trade Commission provides information on its programs to assist exporters and importers.
Australian Parliamentary Library
The Parliamentary Library publishes a range of background papers, current issues briefs, research notes and research papers.
Australian Agency for International
AusAID's APEC Support Program supports Australian government departments and statutory authorities in projects to support developing member economy participation in APEC.
Australian Productivity Commission
The Commission is a review and advisory body on microeconomic policy and regulation.
University of Adelaide - Centre for International Economic Studies
The CIES researches and publishes on a wide range of trade issues.
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
The College is devoted to the study of Australia's neighbourhood and hosts the Crawford School of Economics and Government.
Australia and New Zealand School of Government
ANZSOG assists in developing the future generation of public sector leaders.
Set up at the end of the Uruguay Round, the WTO administers the multilateral trading system. The site contains information and analysis of global trade issues.
The official site of the Association of South East Asian Nations. It contains information about the political and security aspects of ASEAN as well as the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA).
Asian Development Bank
Statistics and information about research relating to development issues in Asia.
Pacific Economic Cooperation Council
PECC is a partnership of business, government and research representatives from 22 member committees that work on policy issues to increase trade, investment and economic development in the region.
The Bank's site contains information on and research reports on international development issues.
Trade and International Integration (a World Bank program)
A major function of this research program is to address trade issues that are of global importance such as the WTO and the impact of regional integration agreements. Background, working and completed papers are all available.
International Monetary Fund
The IMF site contains many publications about international economic and financial issues.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation
The OECD is an association of developed countries. The site contains information relevant to developed and developing countries.
North South Institute
A Canadian body which researches and analyses international development issues.
Asia-Studies Full-text Online is a database for the study of modern Asia-Pacific. Asia Studies brings together thousands of full-text reports covering over 50 countries on a range of business, government, economic, and social issues.
of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
News, publications, calendar and other activities of Canadian DFAIT in relation to APEC.
The Japan External Trade Organisation's page is informative and contains valuable links to other APEC information.
Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade
A good source of information on New Zealand trade issues including APEC.
of State's Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
A key resource with links to large amounts of US material on APEC and the region.
for Independent Studies
The Centre for Independent Studies is an independent public policy 'think tank' within Australasia which focuses on economics and social policy issues.
Intitute of Public Affairs
The IPA is an independent, non-profit public policy think tank, dedicated to the free flow of capital, a limited and efficient government, the rule of law, and representative democracy.
The Australia Institute is an independent public policy research centre funded by grants from philanthropic trusts, memberships and commissioned research.
Lowy Institute for International Policy
The Lowy Institute is an independent international policy think tank. Its objective is to generate new ideas and dialogue on international developments and Australia’s role in the world.
Centre for Strategic Economic Studies
The Centre was established by the Council of Victoria University, in May 1993 within the Faculty of Business. It mission is to explore economic policy and aid in its implementation.
Strategic and Defence Studies
The centre's aim is to advance the study of strategic problems, especially those relating to the general nregion of East Asia and the Pacific.
National Centre for Social
and Economic Modelling
NATSEM at the University of Canberra is a world leader in developing microsimulation models and in undertaking a wide range of social and economic research.
for Economic Development of Australia
CEDA is a leading business network with a strong interest in the Asia Pacific Region.
- ANU Social Sciences Server
The Coombsweb system is a Social Sciences and Asian Studies networked research facility which delivers information via a variety of electronic formats maintained by the Australian National University.
World Growth has been established to provide balance to debate about trade, globalization, development and sustainable development, and makes the case for market-based approaches to enable developing countries to improve the condition of their people.
A website devoted to a broad range of opinions and argument with regard to social and economic policy both in Australia and abroad.
Regional Integration Centre
The Office of Regional Economic Integration (OREI) facilitates and coordinates ADB's efforts in Regional Cooperation and Integration.
Research organisation which publishes material about US foreign policy issues.
Center for Trade Policy Studies
The mission of the Center includes an aim to increase public understanding of the benefits of free trade and the costs of protectionism. The Development Gateway is an interactive portal for information and knowledge sharing on sustainable development and poverty reduction. The Gateway offers a database of development projects, an international procurement marketplace and knowledge sharing on key development topics.
Whether you are looking for information on the United States' trade relationship with Japan, China, Korea, or Europe, transcripts of addresses by the movers and shakers in global business and trade, the latest on the U.S. economy, or information on various economic sectors, including telecommunications and information technology and passenger aviation, we believe this site will provide you with timely and thought-provoking information.
for Asian Studies (EIAS)
Managed by the Brussels-based institute, this site explores links between the European Union (EU) and Asia.
A useful site with links to investigate European-Asian perspectives.
Inomics is an online service especially tailored to the needs of economists. It contains information resources and a conference database.
The Peterson Institute
of International Economics
A Washington-based think tank on international economic policy.
The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
ISEAS researches and publishes about strategic and economic issues in the Southeast Asian area.
The New America Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit public policy institute that was conceived through the collaborative work of a diverse and intergenerational group of public intellectuals, civic leaders, and business executives. The purpose of the New America Foundation is to bring exceptionally promising new voices and new ideas to public discourse.
for Economists on the Internet
This site acts as a link for a multitude of economic resources on the Internet. It is good place to try if you are seeking harder-to-find information.
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict.