(BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan) The APEC
Business Advisory Council (ABAC) has spelled out initiatives
that it is pushing for this year's APEC discussions.
In a press briefing on Friday, Doris Magsaysay-Ho, the ABAC
2015 chair, said that one of the areas that they are pushing
this year is trade in services agenda.
working with senior officials, and the chair of Senior
Officials Meeting, ambassador Laura Del Rosario,"
Magsaysay-Ho told reporters, adding ABAC has also been
working with the PECC on a series of public-private
dialogues on trade in services.
She said they have
just concluded talks last week, the first one was about
Internet economy, and digital trade. The last talks focused
on supply chains in manufacturing, environmental services,
"So the trade in services to me
offers an amazing opportunity for inclusive growth," she
said noting today's consumers demand different kinds of
services because of urbanization.
creates new risks that businesses seize to make profit,
while at the same time build resilient cities, according to
Another focus is on global data
standard, she said. She added ABAC is looking at certain
sectors on how they can ensure well-developed connectivity