Coordinating Informational Center
of CIS Member States on approximation of regulatory practices

CIS Center



The 20th Chemical Dialogue of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC CD)


Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
24-25 February 2018

The regular 20th meeting of the Chemical Dialogue was conducted during the first APEC Senior Officials' Meeting in late February 2018.  
The CIS Center experts are the part of the Russian Federation delegation in the APEC CD on the regular basis. 
The Chemical Dialogue (CD) serves as a forum for regulatory officials and industry representatives to find solutions to challenges facing the chemical industry in the Asia-Pacific Region through the promotion of social and economic integration, chemicals trade expansion.
The CD structure includes several sub-fora and 4 Virtual working groups (WVGs). The Russian Federation is a Chair of one of the APEC CD Virtual working groups called the Virtual Working group on data exchange. Its main objective is to contribute to CD’s activities on trade facilitation in the chemicals sector and enhancing of integration and sustainable development of the industry in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The VWG on data exchange undertakes a number of activities, focused on information sharing, fostering cooperation between business and governments on voluntary initiatives, enhancing synergy and complementarities with other regional and international institutions and fora on the issues of mutual concern (e.g. OECD, UN, SAICM, CSD etc.). 
The CIS Center experts administer the VWG on data exchange Secretariat and maintain the development and realization of the VWG activities.   
At the 20th CD meeting the VWG Secretariat summed up the outcomes of the group activities in 2017 and introduced a number of the new activities for realization by the group in 2018. The CD co-chairs welcomed the work of the VWG on data exchange and asked the APEC economies to support the on-going activities of the group in 2018.