This two-day symposium, self-funded by Australia, will examine regulatory practices and policies on trade and investment in mining and energy services in APEC. It will bring together officials (policy officers and regulators), business stakeholders and academics to identify “what works and what doesn’t” to promote open, accessible and high quality mining and energy services in the region.
This symposium is part of a series of symposia that aims to enhance the capacity of policy officers, regulators and industry in APEC economies to:
(1) understand how policies and regulations which limit competition and openness in services markets impact adversely on economic growth and productivity; and
(2) share and promote good regulatory practices that promote competition, openness and efficiency in services markets, and connectivity among those markets in the region.
In looking to explore good practices, participants will discuss possible ways, consistent with their individual circumstances, to guide reforms in areas that lead to greater trade and investment in mining and energy services in the region. This symposium is part of a series of symposia Australia is funding on Good Regulatory Practices in the Regulation of Services Trade. At the end of the symposium series, Australia intends to compile the outcome reports generated by these symposia in an APEC compendium.