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Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb has launched a new website which explores Australia’s trade with the world.

During the recent November 2011 APEC meeting in Hawaii, one of the key announcements was the agreement by nine of the members on the broad outlines of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between their countries.

This year’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Honolulu has largely benefited Australian exports, with world leaders agreeing to a swathe of green energy initiatives and resolving to free up trade markets and keep protectionism at a "standstill".

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Trade Minister Craig Emerson have hosted a press conference from the APEC summit in Honolulu to talk about the positive moves forward in the creation of a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) among Asia Pacific nations.

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd is travelling to Honolulu today to attend the 23rd annual APEC Ministerial Meeting. APEC currently accounts for 56 percent of the world's GDP and more than two-thirds of of Australia's trade in goods and services.

A new report on trade and investment among APEC economies shows Australian exports outpacing imports within the Asia-Pacific region.