PACER Plus Sustainability Impact Assessment Released

The PACER Plus Sustainability Impact Assessment (PPSIA), prepared by the OCTA under its own responsibility with inputs from independent consultants, presents a detailed assessment of the potential economic, social and environmental impacts of trade liberalisation under PACER Plus on the Forum Island Countries (FICs). It is hoped that this study will provide policymakers with a clear picture to enable them to have the required policy tools to fashion appropriate responses to mitigate any potential costs of the PACER Plus Agreement and ensure the maximization of benefits under it. The study aims to assess the impacts of the PACER Plus Agreement on the FICs at an aggregate level. It is restricted to identifying the potential significant impacts that are likely to occur and could be directly attributed to liberalisation of trade and investment under PACER Plus.

Social Impact Assessment of PACER Plus