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Fiji Permanent Secretary for Industry, Trade and Tourism Shaheen Ali has thrown his weight firmly behind the PACER Plus regional trade negotiations held in Fiji this week. This is the first time an inter-sessional meeting on PACER Plus … Read More
Non-State Actors from across the Pacific met in Fiji on Friday to share their views on the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus regional trade negotiations. The Fourth Non-State Actors (NSAs) Dialogue meeting aimed to brief … Read More
http://www.forumsec.org The Fourth Dialogue with Non-State Actors (NSAs) on the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus organised by the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), with the theme “Enhancing NSA Engagement in PACER Plus” concluded on 12 December 2014 … Read More
TERMS OF REFERENCE SHORT TERM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ON TRADE 1. Project Title: Assessment of the Trade-related Development Assistance Needs and Capacity Constraints of the Forum Island Countries in relation to PACER Plus 2. Background The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic … Read More
It’s had a long and difficult history but negotiations towards the Pacific or PACER PLUS free trade deal are continuing. The Australian government says the proposed deal to link Australia and New Zealand and the Pacific Islands is still on … Read More
The Office of the Chief Trade Adviser, with the financial support of the European Union, convened a high-level meeting on the PACER Plus negotiations for Forum Islands Countries’ Ministers of Trade, Parliamentarians, Ambassadors and Permanent Secretaries in Auckland, New Zealand … Read More
Australia’s Trade Minister Andrew Robb says that with Fiji back in the fold, he is now in a postion to put a proposal to cabinet on a Pacific trade deal and hopes it can be concluded next year. Mr Rob … Read More
View video here A recent business forum in Brisbane looked at the reasons why Australian government funding for technical colleges in five pacific nations hasn’t worked out.
Edwini Kessie— Bogged down by the thorny issues of labour mobility and development, chief trade adviser in the Pacific Islands Dr Edwin Kessie is hopeful still for a resolution of the new free trade agreement called PACER Plus between the … Read More