Regulatory policy

APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform

 

Co-operation between APEC and OECD on regulatory policy and governance began in 1999. APEC and OECD economies have acknowledged the role of implementing good regulatory practices as key to achieving open and competitive markets, and a key driver of economic efficiency and consumer welfare. In the fall of 2000, an APEC‑OECD Agreement on joint work on regulatory reform was developed and then endorsed at the APEC Ministerial Meeting on 12-13 November 2000 in Brunei Darussalam. 

 

In 2005, the OECD and the APEC launched an Integrated Checklist on Regulatory Reform. The Checklist is a voluntary tool that APEC member economies may use to evaluate their respective regulatory reform efforts. The Checklist integrates APEC and OECD principles on regulatory reform; integrates assessment of competition, rule-making and market openness to provide a coherent whole-of-government view; and integrates governance perspectives – transparency, accountability and performance. Read more.

 

Building upon the Checklist, in 2011 APEC Honolulu Leaders’ Declaration - Annex D on Strengthening Implementation of Good Regulatory Practices - called on all APEC economies to take steps by November 2013 to:

 

  • Develop, use or strengthen processes, mechanisms or bodies to enable a whole of government approach in the development of regulations, including coordination across regulatory, standards, and trade agencies.
  • Develop, use or strengthen mechanisms for assessing the impact of regulations, which involves effective and consistent use of the tools and best practices for developing new and reviewing existing regulations.
  • Implement the principles related to public consultation of the 2005 APEC-OECD Integrated Checklist on Regulatory Reform and the 2004 Leaders’ Statement to Implement the APEC Transparency Standards.

 

The APEC Economic Committee is currently responsible for good regulatory practices within APEC member countries and regularly invites the OECD to participate in its meetings to provide an update on OECD latest tools for regulatory policy and discuss potential future co‑operation.

 

For further information, please contact Nick Malyshev or Faisal Naru.

 

Related events

14-15 Feb 2012 APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative, Moscow, Russia
19-20 Sept 2011

APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative, San Francisco, United States

25-26 Feb 2010

APEC-OECD Symposium: Policy roundtable on structural reform, Hiroshima, Japan

23-25 July 2009

Policy roundtable, with a focus on administrative simplification, Singapore

2-5 Aug 2008 APEC Ministerial Meeting on Structural Reform, Melbourne, Australia
25-26 Feb 2008 11th Workshop of the APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform, Lima, Peru
28-29 Jun 2007 10th  Workshop of the APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform, Cairns, Australia
11-12 Sept 2006

9th Workshop of the APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform, Hoi An, Viet Nam

9 Sept 2005

8th Workshop of the APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform, Gyeongju, Korea

1 Nov 2004

7th Workshop of the APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform, Bangkok, Thailand

24-25 May 2004

Sixth Workshop of the APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform, Pucon, Chile

2-3 Dec 2003

5th Workshop of the APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform, Paris, France

8-9 Oct 2003 4th Workshop of the APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform, Vancouver, Canada
16-18 Oct 2002

3rd Workshop of the APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform, Jeju, Korea

24-25 April 2002

2nd Workshop of the APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform, Merida, Mexico

19-20 Sept 2001 1st Workshop of the APEC-OECD Co-operative Initiative on Regulatory Reform, Beijing, China

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Related Documents

 

APEC-OECD Integrated Checklist on Regulatory Reform

Results of the first five self-assessments using the Integrated Checklist

 

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