• APEC Affirms Role and Importance of Regulatory Reform in 2012

    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum recently affirmed that "advancing regulatory cooperation and convergence" is a priority for the organization in the new year. In the 3 January, 2012 posting , APEC staff frequently reference their November, 2011 " Honolulu Declaration ", which calls for increased economic integration, regulatory reform, and regulatory cooperation . Specifically, APEC hopes to strengthen food safety systems and facilitate trade, prevent...