The 22th CD meeting


The chemical industry is a cross-cutting sector that contributes to most industrial and many non-industrial sectors—its products are widely traded across borders, and it is a key economic building block in APEC economies.

The Chemical Dialogue (CD) serves as a forum for regulatory officials and industry representatives to find solutions to challenges facing the chemical industry in the Asia-Pacific Region. It reflects APEC members' recognition of the importance of engaging with the private sector and of building public-private dialogue and cooperation for the benefit of both sectors.

The issues that are addressed include chemical sector liberalization, chemical trade facilitation and capacity building.

The CD also focuses on improving regulatory policies and practices: it seeks workable regulatory programs which ensure that regulatory, safety, and environmental goals can be implemented by both governments and businesses.

The Chemical Dialogue (CD) continues to discuss ways to contribute to APEC's overarching goals of trade liberalization and business facilitation.

The next meetings of the 22th CD will be hold


on 23 February 2019

CD Chemical Dialogue Steering Group – Industry Pre-Meeting

 in Santiago, Chile


on 24 February 2019

CD Chemical Dialogue Steering Group – Plenary Meeting

in Santiago, Chile