Washington Report, July 2011 Special Report


U.S. Asia Pacific Council

Washington Report


Washington, DC: East-West Center in Washington, U.S. Asia Pacific Council

Publication Date: July 2011
Binding: electronic
Pages: 17
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The US Asia Pacific Council's 8th Annual Washington Conference on May 23 featured an elite panel discussion, composed of trade ministers from leading Asia-Pacific nations and a highly respected US economist. The speakers explored developments in regional and global trade and considered issues that will challenge efforts to realize a more liberal trading order. The panelists included:

  • Hon. Dr. Craig Emerson, MP, Minister of Trade, Australia
  • Hon. Tim Groser, MP, Minister of Trade, New Zealand
  • Hon. Dr. Mari Pangestu, Minister of Trade, Indonesia
  • Dr. C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics

The panel was moderated by:

  • Dr. Charles E. Morrison, President, East-West Center