APEC Ministers issue statement to bolster trade and SME
APEC Ministers issue first-ever joint statement to bolster trade and SME development
Big Sky, Montana, 20 May 2011 – A first-ever joint statement by APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) was issued today.
At the Big Sky meeting, APEC Ministers addressed:
The importance of SMEs to APEC
Top barriers to SMEs trading in the region, including lack of access to financing, lack of capacity to internationalize and the need for open and transparent business environments.
Actions to address top barriers to SMEs trading in the region
Joint Meeting of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade and
Ministers Responsible for Small and Medium Enterprises can
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