The STAR Database

The STAR Database is a business-friendly, on-line tool to help services providers take advantage of new export opportunities in APEC economies. By gathering information on services market access into a single, easily accessible knowledge bank, the STAR database will increase business awareness of the regulatory requirements to trade.

The STAR Database is an Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) initiative, co-sponsored by Chile, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines and the United States.

APEC is the pre-eminent economic forum in the Asia Pacific region. Its primary purpose is to boost economic growth and prosperity in the region through trade and investment liberalisation, business facilitation and economic and technical assistance.

This site has been designed by Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT University, College of Business. It is a leading centre in the region's consortium of APEC Study Centres. Its mission is to advocate and advance APEC's objectives of promoting open trade and investment, structural reform, the strengthening of financial systems and regional integration. It promotes the economic, social and community goals of APEC through its contribution to regional capacity building initiatives, involving training programs, symposia, research, forums and its outreach to business, schools and academia.