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Access to this website is granted by Asia-pacific Economic Cooperation Secretariat ("APEC") subject to the following conditions. if you do not agree to any of these conditions, please discontinue your access.



The information and materials contained in this website, including text, graphics, links or other items, are provided "as is", "as available". APEC does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of this information and materials and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in such information and materials. APEC periodically updates or improves the materials on this website without notice. No warranty of any kind, implied, express or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given in conjunction with the information and materials.

APEC does not make any representation, warranty or endorsement of any of the products, services, or information provided in this website.

This website may contain links and references to third-party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of APEC, it may not fully comply with the approved APEC nomenclature and Publication Policy. APEC is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The links provided here in this website are for your convenience only, and any inclusion of a link does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by APEC.




The copyright in this website is owned by APEC, its agents and/or professional advisors unless otherwise indicated. Except as otherwise provided, the contents of this website can be reproduced, republished, displayed, broadcast, hyperlinked, uploaded, posted, transmitted or otherwise distributed in any way, with the proper crediting of APEC. 

APEC grants permission to users to download and print the materials on this website provided that the use is for non-profit making purposes; the copyright work is reproduced fairly, and not out of context or in any way that would adversely affect APEC’s reputation and standing; users do not modify the materials and that users retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials.

Users also may not, without APEC's permission, insert a hyperlink to this website on any other website or "mirror" any material contained on this website on any other server without expressed permission.

Modification of any of the contents or use of the contents for any other purpose will be a violation of APEC’s copyright and other intellectual property rights. 

Trade Marks

The trade marks, service marks, and logos, including the APEC acronym and APEC Logo ("Trade Marks") used and displayed on this website are registered and unregistered Trade Marks of APEC and others. The APEC acronym and APEC logo may not be used in any way without prior written permission of APEC. APEC prohibits the use of the APEC acronym, the APEC logo and/or any other trade mark owned by APEC as a "hot link" to any APEC site or any other site unless approval is granted in advance by APEC in writing.



APEC shall in no event be liable for any damages, loss or expense including without limitation, direct, indirect, special or consequential damage or economic loss arising from or in connection with:

  • any access, use or the inability to access or use this website, or reliance on the contents of this website;
  • any system, server or connection failure, error, omission, interruption, delay in transmission, or computer virus;
  • any use of or access to any to other website linked to this website;
  • any product, service or information of any merchant or service provider mentioned on this website.

Hyperlinks from this Website to Third Party Websites

This website contains hyperlinks to third party websites, including APEC satellite websites which are not maintained or operated by APEC. APEC is not responsible for the contents of those websites and shall not be liable for any damages or loss arising from access to those websites. Use of the hyperlinks and access to such websites are entirely at the user’s own risk. This exclusion clause shall take effect to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Hyperlinks to other websites are provided as a convenience and may be removed or replaced by APEC at its sole discretion. The inclusion of any hyperlink does not imply endorsement by APEC of such websites. Under no circumstances shall APEC be considered to be associated or affiliated in any manner whatsoever with any marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on such other websites to which this website is hyperlinked.

Other company and product/service names mentioned in this website are trade marks of their respective companies. Trademarked names, logos and images appear in this website for informational purposes, with no intention of infringement of the trademark.


APEC may, from time to time and at its sole and absolute discretion, amend these Terms of Use without prior notice. The amended Terms of Use will be posted on this website. Their access and use of this website after the amended Terms of Use have been posted, will constitute their acceptance and agreement to be bound by the amended Terms of Use. To avoid doubt, references to these “Terms of Use” shall include such Terms of Use as amended from time to time by APEC and posted on this website.

Availability and Right of Access to the Website

APEC reserves the right to update or modify this website from time to time. APEC may suspend the operation of this website for any period of time without any prior notice.

APEC reserves all rights to deny or restrict access to this website to any particular person, or to block access from a particular Internet address to this website, at any time, without ascribing any reasons whatsoever.

Links to this Website from Other Websites

Users linking to, or framing any part of this website or its contents constitute acceptance of these Terms of Use. This is deemed to be the case even after the posting of any changes or modifications to these Terms of Use. If users do not accept these Terms of Use, users must discontinue linking to, or framing this website or any of the contents.

In no circumstances shall APEC be considered to be associated or affiliated in whatever manner with any trade or service marks, logos, insignia or other devices used or appearing on websites that link to this website or any of the contents.

APEC reserves all rights to disable any links to, or frames of any site containing inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topics, names, material or information, or material or information that violates any written law, any applicable intellectual property, proprietary, privacy or publicity rights.

APEC reserves the right to disable any unauthorised links or frames and disclaims any responsibility for the content available on any other site reached by links to or from this website or any of the contents.

Accounts, Passwords and Security

Certain features or services offered on or through the website requires an account that is provided by the APEC Secretariat (including setting up an APEC username and password). Users are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the information users hold for their account, including their password, and for any and all activity that occurs under their account as a result of their failing to keep this information secure and confidential. Users agree to notify APEC immediately of any unauthorized use of their account or password, or any other breach of security. Users may be held liable for losses incurred by APEC or any other user of or visitor to the site due to someone else using their username, password or account as a result of their failing to keep their account information secure and confidential.

Users may not use anyone else’s username, password or account at any time. APEC cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from their failure to comply with these obligations.