Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, whose country will chair the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation for 2020. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Resurgence of trade protectionism means Malaysia – and Apec – face huge challenges for 2020

  • Apec has unfinished business, including how it defines the ‘free and open’ trade it was supposed to have achieved by 2020. How this, the rise of protectionism and threat of climate change, is addressed will set the tone for its next 25 years

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, whose country will chair the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation for 2020. Photo: AFP
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