Regional institutions provide a wealth of information (including reports, research, policy positions, and links to additional resources) specific to a group of countries.
While this section does separate links according to region, there are some institutions that cater to a group of countries which share common interests and/or objectivies, e.g. ACP Secretariat and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
SADC Secretariat - This site has information on SADC, including the text of the SADC Protocol on Trade and other useful background resources. You can also connect directly to the Trade Protocol and Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) at the following links:
ACP Secretariat - This site has information on trade issues that involve the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group States. It includes a list of ACP countries, trade and statements regarding the communityâs tie to the EU. There are also financial and development statistics.
Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) - The APEC site offers publications, working group updates, and meetings/event information. The site contains policy,economic and business information in addition press releases and related links.
APEC Tariff Database - The APEC tariff database provides members’ tariff information, such as tariff schedules, concessions, and prohibitions. New users must register, but access is free.
APEC Telecommunications Working Group - The APEC Telecommunications Working Group website provides information on all the activities and tasks undertaken by members of this APEC Working Group. Declarations, group reports and projects are all featured on the website. Links to the telecommunications websites of APEC members, as well as to other non-government telecommunication-related websites are provided.