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PacNet #50 – Why APEC Still Matters

November 19, 2004

This weekend the annual APEC leaders meeting will take place in, Chile. Does it still matter? In the 15 years since APEC was created, it has produced few major policy accomplishments. Government officials and the media frequently dismiss APEC as a relatively useless organization that has perhaps outlived its usefulness. I beg to differ: APEC does matter and we ought to be seeking ways to make it more useful.