The Linkages with APEC
Chinese Taipei proposed the establishment of the " APEC SME Crisis Management Center" to the 2009 APEC SME Ministerial Meeting and Annual Ministerial Meeting, and obtained strong support. In the 2009 Annual Ministerial Joint Statement and SME Ministerial Statement, the Ministers have encouraged the establishment of the APEC SME Crisis Management Center. "To improve SMEs' crisis management capabilities" has also been identified by the 2009 Leader Declaration as an important task for APEC during the coming years. APEC Budget and Management Committee also agreed to sponsor the training workshop of 2009 held by the Center in Taipei.