Pacific Islands Trade Agreement

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.