The APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) cuts through the red tape of business travel, and gives accredited business people pre-cleared entry to participating APEC economies. Card holders enjoy:
The APEC Business Travel Card was developed in response to the need for business people to gain streamlined entry to the economies of the Asia-Pacific region. This enables business people to explore new business opportunities, attend meetings and conduct trade and investment activities.
There are 19 economies currently participating in the ABTC Scheme: Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Republic of the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Vietnam. The United States of America and Canada are currently transitional members of the scheme.
To apply for the card, you need to be a business person who:
Some economies require additional information and may impose additional eligibility criteria. Refer to your home economy for information and the application form.