FedEx Express eyes global trade expansions, open markets through APEC

World leaders and business executives are descending on Vietnam this week as part of the 2017 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit.

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Among participants will be FedEx which, as the world’s largest express transportation company, is always looking for ways to expand global trade and promote open markets. The annual meeting gathers 21 trading partners with the focus decidedly on Asian markets. This year, their theme is “Creating Dynamism, Fostering a Shared Future.”

“What the fast-growing number of small and medium customers in the region need is simplified and efficient trade rules that support the digital online economy,” Karen Reddington, president of Asia Pacific FedEx Express, said. “FedEx has long been a strong advocate for the lowering of trade barriers to make it easier for our customers to ship internationally. FedEx remains committed to the Asia Pacific region.”

This year’s meeting also coincides with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings, where Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and U.S. President Donald Trump will share time and space. In both cases, communication and togetherness are going to be driving forces.