Alternate Title: Fact Sheet: APEC [Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation] Leaders Meeting--Key Accomplishments [November 15, 2009]
"On November 15, President Obama participated in the 17th Annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders' meeting in Singapore. APEC members account for 53% of global GDP, purchase 58% of U.S. goods exports, and represent a market of 2.7 billion consumers. In 2008, U.S. goods exports to the Asia-Pacific totaled $747 billion, an increase of 8.3% over 2007. During that same period, U.S. services exports to the region totaled $186.5 billion, up 7.7 percent." The following are some of the key accomplishments discussed in the press release: "U.S. Hosting of APEC in 2011; Balanced, Sustainable, and Inclusive Growth; Regional Economic Integration; Facilitating Trade; Supporting the Multilateral Trading System; Climate Change; Low Carbon and Green Growth; Food Security, Food Safety, and Secure Trade."
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