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Arun Jaitley: Indian Government Ready to Join APEC

Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) President Kevin Rudd meets with India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 7, 2016 at The Growth Net Summit in New Delhi.  (Ananta Center)
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The Indian finance minister affirmed his country's interest in expanding regional trade opportunities during a conversation with Asia Society's Kevin Rudd.

Asia Society Policy Institute: It's Time for India to Join APEC

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd speaks at the release event for ASPI's new report recommending India's inclusion in APEC at the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. (Daryl Morini/Asia Society)
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Kevin Rudd, ASPI's president, said the country's inclusion would be "good for India, good for APEC, good for the region, and good for the world."

Kevin Rudd: How to Bring India's Growth Online

Visitors walk past one of the pavilions of the 'Make in India Week' in Mumbai on February 14, 2016. Over 190 companies, and 5,000 delegates from 60 countries, are taking part in the first 'Make in India' week held in Mumbai from February 13-18. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In a new op-ed, the president of the Asia Society Policy Institute calls for the country to join APEC.

Video: The Case For Expanding APEC Membership

In this video, the panelists discuss expanding APEC membership.
Policy

In order to expand APEC membership, non-members are encouraged to participate as observers. 

At APEC, Asia Society President Discusses 'Megatrends' That Could Help Eradicate Poverty

Asia Society President Josette Sheeran speaks at the APEC SME Summit in Manila on November 17, 2015.
Current Affairs

Speaking at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Small and Medium Enterprise Summit in Manilla, Josette Sheeran explains how connectivity, self-empowerment, and the rise of Asia are reshaping the world.

Wendy Cutler: Why Free Trade Standards in Asia Are Rising

ASPI Vice President Wendy Cutler (L) and ASPI President Kevin Rudd discuss free trade and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
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The Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President, who recently served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, spoke about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership is catalyzing trade liberalization across Asia during an event in New York.

Video: What Does India Have to Do to Get Into APEC?

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) in the Oval Office of the White House September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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India wants to join the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation, but current members worry it will "slow down the process of moving toward greater trade facilitation and liberalization."

Kevin Rudd and Ajay Banga: It's Time for India to Join APEC

n Indian technician checks mobile phones at the Chinese Celkon Manufacturing plant at Medchal Mandal in the Rangareddy district on the outskirts of Hyderabad on June 26, 2015. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)
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“APEC membership is a low-risk, high-reward pathway for India to participate more fully in the Asia-Pacific and global trading system,” write Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd and MasterCard President and CEO Ajay Banga in the Wall Street Journal Asia.

Interview: China Used APEC Hosting Duties to Good Advantage, Says Top US Observer

President of the National Center for APEC Monica Whaley (C) flanked by former U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank Curtis S. Chin (L) and U.S. Senior Official for APEC Robert S. Wang (R) at Asia Society's 2013-14 APEC briefing in New York on Jan. 14, 2014. (Asia Society)

Hosting the APEC summit in 2014 let China present itself as a leader in free trade and regional development, according to Monica Whaley. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York on Tuesday, December 16.

Listen: U.S. Officials Explain Key Outcomes from APEC 2014 in China

Leaders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies pose for a group photo at Yanqi Lake, north of Beijing on November 11, 2014. (Greg Baker/Getty Images)
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Robert Wang, U.S. Senior Official for APEC, and Christopher Smart, White House Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of International Economics, Trade, and Investment, share their views on the November 10-11 APEC summit.