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World Trade Organization (WTO) Office International Des Epizooties (OIE) International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) CODEX Alimentarius Canadian Food Inspection Agency United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) ISID-ProMED-mail (International Society for Infectious Diseases-the Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases) European Commission North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) Movement of Pets (Dogs, Cats and Ferrets) - Approved Laboratories in the EU and in Third Countries Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (GOV.UK) The Pig Site (UK) The Poultry Site (UK) Asia and Pacific Plant Protection Commission (APPPC) National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service (QIA) Plant Protection Station Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Japan (PPS) General Administration of Quality Supervision Inspection and Quarantine of The Peoples Republic of China Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore Australian Government, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources Ministry for Primary Industries Claims Prevention and Procedure Council, Inc. (CPPC) The Plant Protection Committee (COSAVE) Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Republic of South Africa
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

 

Founded in 1989, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), proposed by Australia’s former premier Robert Hawke and with 12 initiating participants, is an informal economy-consulting forum among higher order representatives of economic governments in the Asian-Pacific region. The purpose of APEC is to facilitate regional economic growth by promoting open dialogue and negotiation among officials in governmental departments of the economic bodies in the Asian-Pacific region.

APEC is one of the most important multilateral official economic cooperation forums. So far as its participants, including geographic regions (which consist of 21 economic bodies such as Northeast Asia, East Asia, Southwest Asia, Oceania, North America and Central South America, etc.), macroeconomic strength (with a total population of 25 hundred million and a total volume of trade accounting half of that of the whole world) and organization activity (from the highest decision-making layer to the monarch of economic bodies, and with most of administrative departmental operations), APEC is one of the most important multilateral mechanisms that Taiwan has practically participated in. APEC has deeply affected the world trade policy and criterion, so Taiwan took active part in APEC since it was proposed at the very beginning, in order to strengthen economic cooperation among the Asian-Pacific region, to enlarge space for international activities and to promote economic benefits in Taiwan.

In 1991, Taiwan became one of APEC members. Besides, APEC’s 21 member economies are Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, The Republic of the Philippines, The Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States of America and Viet Nam. The word ’economies’ is used to describe APEC members. In addition, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) and Pacific Island Forum (PIF) are observers of APEC.