現有21 個經濟體加入，國內生產毛額占全球60%，貿易量占40%。台灣於1991 年以「中華台北」名義加入，是少數以正式會員身分加入的國際組織。對了，2021 年台灣與會領導人是台積電董事長張忠謀爺爺喔。
Year of Establishment: 1989
APEC is an official forum on Pacific economic cooperation formed by countries in Asia and the Americas, set up to promote free trade and investment in the region and enhance economic and technological cooperation between member economies. Unlike other international organizations based on treaties, APEC operates with non-binding commitment and voluntary involvement of the members, aiming to achieve common goals with open dialogue. A non-official leaders’ meeting is held regularly every year, as well as ministerial-level meetings for diplomatic or trade and economic ministries. The issues discussed have covered areas in recent years, ranging from economic issues such as multilateral trade, tariffs, and finanacial revolution, to non-trade issues such as global warming, renewable energy, anti-terrorism, and anti-corruption.
There are currently 21 economies accounting for 60% of world GDP and 40% of trade volume. Taiwan joined in 1991 under the name “Chinese Taipei.” It is one of the few international organizations in which Taiwan is an official member. By the way, the 2021 Taiwan delegation was led by Morris Chang, Chairman of TSMC.