Who We Are
The USCIB APEC Working Group is composed of USCIB member companies representing a range of business and industry sectors. Advocacy priorities are determined by consensus among the members.
The USCIB APEC Working Group supports our members’ interests within the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), and welcomes the committed partnerships that APEC has established with the private sector to engage with participatory economies in addressing the complex economic issues that face the region.
Why This Matters
APEC is comprised of 21 member economies, which account for approximately 40 percent of the world’s population, over 50 percent of the world’s total GDP and half of the world’s trade.
It is the top economic forum in the region that actively encourages economic growth, regional cooperation and trade and investment.
USCIB At Work
The USCIB APEC Working Group convenes issue specific events and meetings with high-level government officials to discuss member priorities and APEC meetings and outcomes. The Working Group produces an annual report on member priorities in the lead up to each APEC host year, and facilitates business input into APEC through four main channels:
- U.S. APEC Business Coalition
- APEC Business Advisory Council (through the National Center for APEC — NCAPEC)
- International Chamber of Commerce
- U.S. Government
USCIB is a partner organization within the U.S.-APEC Business Coalition (coordinated by NCAPEC), which includes a number of trade associations with a direct interest in APEC and in supporting U.S. business priorities.
Through these channels, USCIB advocates for policies which encourage APEC economies to maintain an open trade and investment environment and eliminate non-tariff barriers across borders.
The Working Group collaborates with other USCIB committees on areas of USCIB priority and expertise within APEC, including:
- Electronic Commerce;
- Marketing and Advertising; and
- Global Value Chains.