Most of the 18 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum have presented their respective proposals for market-liberalization talks in more than 50 specific industrial sectors, government sources said July 24.

The United States, the staunchest proponent of further trade liberalization within the Pacific Rim, has proposed market-liberalization talks in several sectors, including chemicals, oilseeds, energy-related equipment and environment-related technology and services, the sources said.

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