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The 23rd meeting of the APEC Automotive Dialogue (AD) was held at the Marriot Hotel from 27 to 29 August 2015. This year’s Automotive Dialogue adopted the theme “Integrating SMEs into the Automotive Global Value Chains.” More than 130 participants from government and private sector of 12 member economies attended the forum including, Ms. Romy Tincopa APEC Program Director, Department of Trade and Industry Assistant Secretary Rafaelita M. Aldaba, Board of Investments Supervising Director Ma. Corazon H. Halili-Dichosa, and President of the Philippine Automotive Federation Vicente T. Mills Jr. A highlight of the 23rd AD is the presentation of the Boracay Action Agenda for Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). A workshop on “Strengthening SME Integration to Automotive GVCs in the Asia Pacific: Understanding Non-Tariff Measures” is included in the Dialogue. The APEC Automotive Dialogue is a venue for APEC member economy officials and senior industry representatives to collaborate in the formulation of strategies to bring to a higher level the integration and development of the automotive sector within the region. (DTI-PRU)