Trade and Investment
Trade and Investment are powerful engines for growth and integration. The expansion of trade across the Asia-Pacific in recent years has been a key driver of economic dynamism and rising prosperity. Participation in global networks of production, trade and investment has created employment, raised incomes and helped spread knowledge and technology throughout the region. But not all individuals and communities have been able to benefit from trade-led growth, and too many barriers to inclusion remain.
ESCAP's objective is to promote trade, investment and transfer of technology for inclusive and sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. Regional co-operation can facilitate growth in trade and investment flows by building an open and transparent trading system. Using trade and investment policies to support inclusive growth and sustainable development is a key regional priority. We work with Member States to ensure that the benefits of trade and investment are extended to all countries, communities and individuals.