This paper presents the trade policy dialogue (TPD) hosted by Australia and New Zealand on 18 September in San Francisco on the trade benefits from submarine cable protection. The objectives of the dialogue were to:
- Raise awareness of the importance of submarine cables to APEC economies and the risk to trade in goods and services and international financial markets posed by submarine cable disruption.
- Share information and best practice examples of submarine cable protection and resilience regimes and regulations in APEC economies.
-Engage with submarine cable owners and operators to raise awareness of cable networks and provide an industry perspective on submarine cable protection regimes.