【COVID-19•政府新闻】APEC各国承诺经贸投资畅通,应对新冠

21国亚太经合组织中负责贸易的各国部长承诺将共同努力,确保贸易和投资在各国继续畅通无阻,以应对新冠病毒带来的影响。

贸易及出口增长部长大卫·帕克(Hon David Parker)表示:“在这个动荡的时期,采取协调一致的行动以保持供应链开放和贸易畅通,特别是在必需品和基本保障服务方面,是十分重要的。”

“这将为我们的食品出口产业营造一个更稳定的贸易环境,也将保障重要医疗用品的供应。”

“全球合作而非国家保护主义是应对全球挑战的最佳方法。除此之外,我们也正在进行贸易谈判,比如最近的新西兰-新加坡关于必需商品的贸易合作宣言(New Zealand-Singapore Declaration)以及我们与其他国家共同做出的类似合作。”

亚太经合组织贸易部长们也认同新冠病毒疫情对最脆弱的社区和部门的经济影响,并承诺将其作为重点恢复。

新西兰和其他有同样想法的国家都认为,贸易在经济复苏中起着关键作用。因此,新西兰在一夜之间加入了其他WTO成员,发表声明,支持多边贸易体系并强调其在应对疫情中的作用。

“本着这种精神,我们最近与澳大利亚,加拿大,新加坡和韩国一道,共同促进商品和服务畅通无阻以及人员的基本流动。”

“确保必需品以及基本保障人员可以畅通无阻,是符合人民利益的。我们也很高兴欢迎阿拉伯联合酋长国加入新西兰和新加坡以及其他九个国家在当前全球疫情下为确保供应链而发表的联合声明。”

编者注:

亚太经合组织的21个经济体是:澳大利亚,文莱达鲁萨兰国,加拿大,智利,中国,香港,中国,印度尼西亚,日本,大韩民国,马来西亚,墨西哥,新西兰,巴布亚新几内亚,秘鲁,菲律宾,俄罗斯,新加坡,中华台北,泰国,美国和越南。

亚太经合组织负责贸易的部长声明全文:
https://www.apec.org/Meeting-Papers/Sectoral-Ministerial-Meetings/Trade/2020_trade
(以上为简译,仅供参考,具体内容请见原文)
英文原文

APEC economies agree to keep markets open and trade flowing in response to COVID-19

The 21 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministers responsible for trade have committed to work together to ensure trade and investment continue to flow to help counter the impact of COVID-19.

“In these troubled times, our region has recognised how important it is to act in concert to keep supply chains open and trade flowing, especially in essential goods and services,” Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker said.

“This new commitment will promote a more stable trading environment for our food exporters. It will also help provide reliable access to the critical medical supplies we need.

“Global cooperation, not national protectionism, is the best way to address the global challenge of this pandemic. This APEC commitment complements our other efforts, which include ongoing trade negotiations, the recent New Zealand-Singapore Declaration on essential goods, and similar commitments we have made in concert with other countries.”

APEC trade ministers also acknowledged the economic impact of COVID-19 on the most vulnerable communities and sectors, and undertook to ensure their recovery was a focus.

New Zealand, and other like-minded countries, see trade as playing a key role in the economic recovery from COVID-19.

So New Zealand has also joined other WTO Members overnight in a statement supporting the multilateral trading system and highlighting its role in responding to COVID-19. 

“In this spirit we also recently joined a COVID-19 response alongside Australia, Canada, Singapore and South Korea to facilitate the flow of goods and services as well as the essential movement of people,” David Parker said

“It is in all our interests to ensure that essential goods and, in time, people involved in essential services, can go freely to where they are needed, while prioritising necessary public health objectives.  

“We are also pleased to welcome the United Arab Emirates to the joint statement between New Zealand and Singapore, and now nine other countries on Ensuring Supply Chain Connectivity amidst the COVID-19 situation.

The 21 APEC economies are: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the United States of America, and Vietnam.  

The APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade statement is here: https://www.apec.org/Meeting-Papers/Sectoral-Ministerial-Meetings/Trade/2020_trade