National Center for APEC



  • April 26 - April 29, 2017
  • May 7 - May 18, 2017
    Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) II
  • May 10, 2017
    Mining Public Private Dialogue
  • May 11 - May 12, 2017
    Mining Task Force
  • May 23 - May 24, 2017
    Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting (TBC)

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Asia-Pacific Mining Sector Study

Asia-Pacific Mining Sector Study

APEC economies are crucial suppliers of mined commodities, with mineral rents for APEC accounting for more than USD $430 billion in 2013. This report outlines the current status and importance of the mining industry in the APEC region, and identifies steps government can take to encourage investment in the mining sector that will contribute to their economies and populace.

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Further Information

For further information on the National Center for APEC's work on trade facilitation, please contact Stephanie Henry.


The mining sector makes a vital contribution to the Asia-Pacific region’s economic success, as close to 75 percent of all global mining trade and investment is conducted within the region. APEC’s member economies are significant producers and consumers of minerals and metals and are beneficiaries of the economic activity they create. APEC established its Mining Task Force to facilitate discussion and coordinate regular exchanges between APEC’s Ministers Responsible for Mining in an aim to promote free trade and investment in this important sector as well as encourage sustainability and community engagement.

Coordinating U.S. Private Sector Priorities

The National Center for APEC's (NCAPEC) membership includes companies with substantial interests in the mining sector. NCAPEC develops opportunities for companies to engage with foreign officials, policymakers and private sector counterparts in other economies through the APEC Mining Task Force and Ministerial Meetings.

Advancing U.S. Business Priorities in the APEC Business Advisory Council

  • Mining Ministeral Meeting

    Chilean Mining Minister meets with international business delegates, Beijing, China.

    Mining PPD

    Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) on Mining.

As the Secretariat for the three U.S. executives who are appointed by the U.S. government to serve on the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), NCAPEC works with ABAC representatives to engage in initiatives and dialogues designed to convey the international mining sector’s interests to officials as well as build partnerships.

In 2014, NCAPEC reinvigorated APEC’s Mining Agenda by orchestrating the first public private dialogue with the APEC Mining Task Force in Beijing, China in partnership with the Chinese government. Subsequently, executives directly engaged with APEC Mining Ministers in discussions on policy during a ministerial meeting hosted by the Chinese government on the following day.

To provide a platform for discussion, ABAC worked with 11 international mining companies and a global consultancy to commission the Asia-Pacific Mining Sector Study, which measured the impact that the sector has on the regional economy and identified best practices for attracting investment, engaging with communities and mining sustainably.