started issuing cards to eligible Americans in 2014 after Congress passed the APEC Business Travel Cards
Act in 2011.
* Expand the APEC Business Travel Card
Project Summary : Many APEC Business Travel Card
(ABTC) holders will change their passport at least once during the current validity period of their ABTC.
travelers possessing an APEC Business Travel Card
(ABTC) are allowed
The TFI consists of six components: the Airport Partnership Program, the APEC Business Travel Card
, the Trusted Traveler Program, Air Passenger Security Screening, Advance Passenger Information and Checked Baggage Facilitation.
They endorsed work in these areas, which included: development of the Blueprint for Customs Modernization; establishment of APEC Internet sites; progress on alignment with international standards; increased transparency for acquiring and using intellectual property rights; development of options to enhance the environment for investment; development of model mutual recognition agreements; principles to guide work on dispute mediation; improved mobility for business people (including the APEC Business Travel Card
); providing Internet access to member country tariff rates; and development of guidelines for improving the tendering, approval, and regulatory processes for independent power producers.
Project Summary : The APEC Business Travel Card
(ABTC) scheme, in operation since 1997, has been a significant achievement of the APEC Business Mobility Group (BMG).
The red tape reductions in the Immigration and Border Protection portfolio include streamlining the process for businesses that use the APEC Business Travel Card
by reducing costs and helping facilitate small businesses travelling to APEC economies.
More small and medium-sized businesses will now have access to the APEC Business Travel Card
(ABTC), the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, announced today.