The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a recurrent publication prepared by the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. It provides information on and independent analyses of regional trends and policy developments in trade in goods and commercial services, as well as foreign direct investment. It also provides insights into the impacts of these recent and emerging developments on countries’ abilities to meet the challenges of achieving sustainable development. Merchandise trade: a cautious recovery -- 2. Commercial services trade: a mild rebound -- 3. Foreign direct investment: liberalization continues -- 4. Rethinking trade and investment policies for sustainable development -- 5. Foreign Direct Investment: Linkages to Trade, Growth and Sustainable Development -- 6. The impacts of trade and complementary policy changes on sustainable development.