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Introduction
APEC ministers responsible for the telecommunications and information industry meet regularly to commit themselves to the achievement of a sustainable development of the Asia-Pacific region by improving the telecommunications and information infrastructure and promoting free trade and investment and facilitating effective cooperation. Ministers are committed to the five objectives and ten core principles in the Seoul Declaration endorsed at TELMIN1 (1995) as essential for the construction and the expansion of the Asia Pacific Information Infrastructure (APII) and the realization of the vision of the Asia Pacific Information Society (APIS).


Brief History
APEC Ministerial Meeting on Telecommunications and Information Industry (TELMIN) was an initiative proposed by Korea and agreed at the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Bogor, Indonesia in November 1994. Recognizing the critical role of telecommunications and information infrastructures in achieving the goal of liberalizing trade and investment by industrial economies by no later than the year 2010, and developing economies by no later than the year 2020, as agreed in the Bogor APEC Economic Leaders' Declaration of Common Resolve, ministers agreed to take full responsibility in advancing an Asia Pacific Information Infrastructure (APII) initiative and establish the APII

TELMIN meetings were held as the following:
ㆍ TELMIN1: May 29-30, 1995, Seoul, Korea
ㆍ TELMIN2: September 5-6, 1996, Gold Coast, Australia
ㆍ TELMIN3: June 3-5, 1998, Singapore
ㆍ TELMIN4: May 24-26, 2000, Cancun, Mexico
ㆍ TELMIN5: May 29-30, 2002, Shanghai, China
ㆍ TELMIN6: June 1-3, 2005, Lima, Peru


Key Outcomes
TELMIN1
   Seoul Declaration for the Asia-Pacific Information Infrastructure    Joint Statement

TELMIN2
   Gold Coast Declaration
   Program of Action
   Objectives and Principles for APII
   Reference List
   APII Cooperative Activities
   Joint Statement

TELMIN3
   Singapore Declaration
   Program of Action
   A Reference Framework for Action on Electronic Commerce
   Universal Access Principles
   MRA for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunications Equipment

TELMIN4
   Cancun Declaration
   Program of Action
   APEC Principles on International Charging Arrangements for Internet Services
   APEC Principles of Interconnection t

TELMIN5
   Shanghai Declaration
   Program of Action
   Statement on the Security of Information and Communications Infrastructures

TELMIN6
   Lima Declaration
   Program of Action
   Key Principles for Broadband Development in the APEC Region
   Compliance and Enforcement Principles
   Guiding Principles for PKI-based Approaches to Electronic Authentication
   APEC Principles and Implementation Guidelines for Action against Spam
 

 

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