APEC Officials Renew Vow Against Protectionism

Law360, New York (November 11, 2010, 2:23 PM EST) -- Officials from China, 19 other Pacific Rim nations and the U.S. vowed Thursday to resist protectionism and continue working toward a massive free trade agreement for the region, but they did not make much concrete progress toward that goal.

In a statement issued after two days of talks in Yokohama, Japan, trade and foreign ministers from the 21 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation nations agreed to “recommend to our leaders to re-extend their commitment on standstill made in 2008, to refrain from raising new barriers to investment or...
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