APEC is a forum for economic cooperation of all countries bordering the Pacific. It was set up in 1989 in response to the economic rise of Asian countries.
APEC's 21 members include the United States, Russia, China and several countries in South America and Asia. This is a collection of DW's latest content on APEC.
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump once called the Transpacific Partnership a quote - another disaster done and pushed by special interests who want to rape the country - meaning the United States of course. The future of the trade deal involving the US and Pacific Rim countries is that much shakier.
The US President has defended free trade deals at the APEC summit after Donald Trump's victory sparked fears over global commerce. The summit concluded with fellow Asia-Pacific nations pledging to "fight protectionism."
Moscow has complained after two Swiss fighter jets flew alongside a Russian government plane in Swiss airspace in what Bern said was a 'routine check.' On board were Russian officials and journalists bound for Peru.
Today the APEC economic bloc is meeting in Peru. The aim of the group is to foster free trade between their 21 members. But the president-elect of its biggest member is overshadowing talks. Donald Trump says he wants to tear up or rewrite free trade deals.