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APEC ministers vow to fight protectionism

In a statement issued three days after members began meeting in Danang, ministers vowed to recommit to fight protectionism

Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen | Bloomberg 

Asia-Pacific ministers meeting in Vietnam this week pledged to fight protectionism and embrace the World Trade Organization, issuing a statement a day after President Donald Trump criticised the WTO as hurting US economic interests. In a statement issued three days after members began meeting in Danang, ministers vowed to “recommit to fight protectionism.” The move comes after days of haggling by trade representatives over the framework of a blockbuster Pacific trade pact abandoned by Trump straight after he took office. The statement, which highlighted the importance ...

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 23:54 IST
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