Pacific Islands Trade Agreement

Pacific Island organisation shines critical light on PACER-plus

30 April 2017: The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) has published a People’s Guide to PACER-Plus, aiming to explain the agreement and its impacts on the Pacific in accessible language.

PANG Coordinator, Ms Maureen Penjueli said it was crucial that every Pacific Islander has the opportunity to know how it will affect them, not just today but into the future.

Australia wants to finish PACER- plus talks with or without Fiji

February 1, 2017: Fiji broadcasting Corporation reports thatAustralian Assistant Trade Minister Pitt said that Australia wants to conclude the PACER- plus negotiations as soon as possible this year.

PNG has confirmed it will not be involved.  Mister Pitt said that Australia would be pleased if Fiji was a founding member but after eight years it wanted to complete the talks.