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DTI: Transparency in Trade agreements supports regional development. Department of Trade and Industry Assistant Secretary Ceferino S. Rodolfo (5th from left, 1st row) delivered the opening remarks at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Dialogue on Regional Trade Agreements/Free Trade Agreements (02 September 2015, Cebu City). Rodolfo urged participants of the dialogue to support initiatives for transparency in trade agreements. He said access to information and conduct of consultations on trade agreements fosters regional cooperation and development. According to the APEC Policy Support Unit (PSU), APEC member economies have enforced 144 free trade agreements (FTAs) - more than half of all the FTAs in place globally. (DTI-PRU)