USTR - Fact Sheet,315/10en-usAPEC List of Environmental Goods: Promoting Exports, Creating Jobs, and Advancing Green Growth and Sustainable DevelopmentOn September 9, 2012, Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) agreed on a list of environmental goods on which, according to their 2011 pledge, they will cut tariffs to five percent or less by 2015. This marks the first time that trade negotiations have produced such a list of environmental goods for tariff cuts. This historic outcome will make a significant contribution to the Obama Administration’s goals to increase exports and jobs, as well as its strong commitment to promoting green growth and sustainable development.