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15th APEC Chemical Dialogue. The Chemical Dialogue (CD) and Related Meetings were held on 25-28 August 2015 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines. The meeting proper was chaired by Dr. Ryan MacFarlane, Principal APEC Coordinator for the U.S. Department of State, as the Government Co-Chair and Dr. Fumiaki Shono, Executive Director of the Japan Chemical Industry Association, as the Industry Co-Chair. Dr. Marc Lemmond chaired the CD Regulators’ Forum. The Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources Assistant Secretary Atty. Juan Miguel T. Cuna welcomed the participants. The CD serves as a forum for regulatory officials and industry representatives to find solutions to challenges facing the chemical industry and users of chemicals in the Asia-Pacific region. It reflects APEC members' recognition of the importance of engaging with the private sector and building public-private sector dialogue and cooperation for mutual benefit. About 80 participants from government and private sectors of 21 member economies attended the forum. (DTI-PRU)