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APEC finance ministers' forum - role and work programme

Geof Mortlock

Over much of 1999/00, New Zealand co-chaired the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ forum, as part of its overall chairing of APEC during 1999. This article describes the objectives and role of the APEC Finance Ministers’ process and explains its interaction with other international forums. The article also summarises the main outputs produced by APEC Finance Ministers, placing these in the broader context of other international initiatives currently under way.