Ministry of Transport involvement in APEC cooperation consists of two main areas, namely Transportation Working Group Meeting (TPTWG) which is held regularly twice a year and Transportation Ministerial Meeting (TMM) which held once every two years. TPTWG meeting will starts with the Head of Delegation Meeting (HODs), which will provide guidance on any issues that would be raised in the Expert Group and Sub-Group Meeting. There are 4 Expert Group Meeting; i.e. Aviation Experts Group (AEG), Land Experts Group Meeting (LEG), the Maritime Experts Group Meeting (MEG) and the Intermodal and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Experts Group Meeting (IIEG).
Transport Working Group aims to achieve the liberalization of transport services and effort to improve the safety of APEC transport systems that will promote economic development in the Asia-Pacific region. It also seeks to balance the safety and environmental requirements with trade facilitation initiative. Efforts are also focused on initiatives to simplify the rules of domestic policy, the development of inter-modal supply chain and a secured transport activities. Simultaneously, similar measures were also taken by other APEC members to strengthen the security of all modes of transport which include land, sea and air.
The 41st APEC-TPTWG was held from 26 - 29 May 2015 in Jeju, South Korea. The 42nd APEC-TPTWG was held from 4-7 April 2016 in Papua Guinea. Malaysia will host the 43rd APEC-TPTWG at Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from 6-9 September 2016.