Capacity building has been highlighted as part of the outlook in the APEC context.
Chair of the APEC Senior Officials Meeting, Ivan Pomaleu, says local institutions need to identify areas that can be developed in their capacity, and how to address it.
Mr. Pomaleu says the APEC Intellectual Property Expert Groups workshop held this week was an avenue where local industries could learn from.
The workshop discussed a wide variety of initiatives to help integrate the region’s economies and promote trade, while addressing sustainability and social equity.
For Papua New Guinea, the National Fisheries Authority attended the workshop and spoke about their challenge on preventing illegal fishing by Asian Fishing Vessels.