The efficient and safe transportation of goods and people are key to APEC's goal of free and open trade in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) aims to achieve the liberalization of transportation services and works to enhance the safety of APEC transport systems to encourage economic development. It aims to balance security, safety and environmental requirements with trade facilitation.
Their work focuses on:
- Facilitation of domestic policy regulations
- Development of intermodal supply chains and secure transport activity
- Integration of corporate social responsibility
- Building the capacity of all stakeholders to help them reach the eventual goal of free and open trade
Parallel measures are also undertaken by individual economies to strengthen the security of all transportation modes—land, sea and air.
The TPTWG has a clearly defined set of priority action areas based on Leaders’ declarations and transportation ministerial meeting statements as well as instructions from the Senior Officials and the Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation. In 2018, the TPTWG endorsed a new terms of reference, a new strategic plan for 2018–2020 and a work plan for 2018.
At the 45th Meeting of TPTWG in Seoul, Korea, TPTWG members discussed the future of transport in the context of a post-2020 vision for TPTWG including the following major issues:
- The Aviation Expert Group (AEG) noted the importance of the compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization’s standards and of utilizing the latest security technology to better detect threats and facilitate efficiencies to minimize risk
- The Land Expert Group (LEG) shared best practices for enhancing transportation safety, motorcycle and pedestrian safety, heavy vehicle overloading and vehicle standard harmonization
- The Intermodal and Intelligent Transportation System Expert Group (IIEG) reviewed updates of ongoing projects and economy reports
- The Maritime Expert Group (MEG) introduced new projects on the digitalization of ports, as well as an ongoing project on best practices of cruise port and agreed to focus on cyber security initiatives
The 46th Meeting of the TPTWG will be hosted by Peru in Lima from October 15 to 17.
APEC TPT-WG members met in April 2018 in Seoul, Korea and discussed issues related to a set of measures to strengthen cooperation in such areas as promoting quality infrastructure connectivity, enhancing transportation accessibility, safety, security and sustainability as well as pursuing other cross-cutting socioeconomic improvements in relation to women in transportation.
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Alexander Novak, Minister, Energy Ministry, Russia
Left to right: Yang Yang, National Energy Administration, China; Wu Xinxiong, Administrator, National Energy Admistration and Vice Chair, National Development and Reform Commission, China, and Chair, APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting
Left to right: Dr Robert Wang, APEC Senior Official, United States; Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary, Energy Department, United States; Cao Quoc Hung, Vice Minister, Industry and Trade Ministry, Viet Nam
Susilo Siswoutomo, Vice Minister, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, Indonesia
Left to right: Jonghan Park, Program Director for APEC Energy Working Group, APEC Secretariat; Dr Alan Bollard, Executive Director, APEC Secretariat; Francisco Rodriguez, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Mexico; Yang Yang, National Energy Administration; Wu Xinxiong, Administrator, National Energy Administration, China and Chair, APEC Ministerial Meeting; Dr Phyllis Genther-Yoshida, Lead Shepherd, APEC Energy Working Group and Deputy Assistant Secretary, Energy Department, United States; Karen Alozie, Energy Department, United States
Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Wu Xinxiong, Administrator, National Energy Admistration and Vice Chair, National Development and Reform Commission, China, and Chair, APEC Energy Ministerial Meeting
Mr Cho Seong-kyun
Director, International Cooperation and Trade Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea
Mr LEE Kyoo Ho