The importance of APEC for Mexico is that, in addition to being one of the key platforms that favors Mexico's rapprochement with and positioning in Asia-Pacific:
• 87.6% of Mexico's foreign trade is conducted with APEC members.
• 6 of Mexico’s top 10 trading partners are APEC members: United States, China, Canada, Japan, Korea and Chinese Taipei.
• 3 of Mexico’s leading investors are APEC members: United States, Canada and Japan.
This year, the Philippines chairs APEC with the theme, “Building inclusive economies by building a better world.”