The efficient and safe transportation of goods and people are key to APEC's goal of free and open trade in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) aims to achieve the liberalization of transportation services and works to enhance the safety of APEC transport systems to encourage economic development. It aims to balance security, safety and environmental requirements with trade facilitation.

Their work focuses on:

  • Facilitation of domestic policy regulations
  • Development of intermodal supply chains and secure transport activity
  • Integration of corporate social responsibility
  • Building the capacity of all stakeholders to help them reach the eventual goal of free and open trade

Parallel measures are also undertaken by individual economies to strengthen the security of all transportation modes—land, sea and air.

The TPTWG has a clearly defined set of priority action areas based on Leaders’ declarations and transportation ministerial meeting statements as well as instructions from the Senior Officials and the Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation. In 2018, the TPTWG endorsed a new terms of reference, a new strategic plan for 2018–2020 and a work plan for 2018.

In 2018, TPTWG members met twice in Seoul, Korea in April and in Lima, Peru in October. TPTWG members took their initiative to discuss the future of transport in the context of a post-2020 vision for TPTWG as well as two new technology-related issues such as Autonomous Transport and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

The group is actively involved in cross-fora collaboration with the Tourism Working Group, Energy Working Group, Business Mobility Group and Automotive Dialogue.

The TPTWG also collaborates with the International Air Transport Association and the International Maritime Organization.

Last page update: December 2018

Current Activities

The 46th TPTWG Meeting was hosted by Peru in Lima from 15 to 17 October 2018. On the margins of this meeting, the following two workshops were held.

  • APEC Workshop: Reviewing Progress on the Seven Principles for Promoting Supply Chain Resilience in the Asia Pacific Region
  • APEC Women in Transport Roundtable: Reflecting on the Women in Transport Initiative and Setting the Pathway Forward


47th Transportation Working Group Meeting: Vancouver, Canada, 23–26 April 2019

48th Transportation Working Group Meeting: Russia, December

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Director, International Cooperation and Trade Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Republic of Korea

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