The purpose of APEC is to contribute to overcoming economic,
social and cultural differences among Member Economies and
to continued economic growth in the region, thereby to ultimately
establish an economic community in the Asia-Pacific region.
In order to achieve this goal, APEC is concentrating on 'Trade
and Investment Liberalization and Facilitation (TILF)' and
'Economic and Technical Cooperation(ECOTECH)' activities.
As the largest cooperating body with member economies accounting
for approximately 57% of the world's GDP and approximately
46% of world trade, APEC's 'Member Economies' are made up of