PACER Plus: how the Pacific Way is being undermined
24 April 2017: Member of Parliament for the New Zealand Green Party and former director of Oxfam NZ, Barry Cotes, has called for a rethink of the PACER-plus trade agreement finalised in Brisbane last week.
He writes that the agreement has been "shaped more by the advantages to Australia and New Zealand exporters than the aspirations of the Pacific’s people" and argues that there's still time to "rethink" the deal before it is officially signed in June this year.
Read his analysis: 'PACER Plus – how the Pacific Way is being undermined' (21 April 2017)
Read AFTINET's media release: PACER-Plus trade deal without PNG and Fiji a bad idea (20 April 2017)