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PACER Plus meet in March

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, January 26, 2013

PROGRESS on the six common priority issues facing Pacific Island Countries will headline talks when the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus for non-state actors convenes in Nadi in March.

Organised by the Office of the Chief Trade Adviser (OCTA), a workshop will address the fundamental objectives of PACER Plus of Customs procedures, rules of origin, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, technical barriers to trade, labour mobility and development and economic co-operation, and future work on trade in goods, services and investment.

"It will be an opportunity for the OCTA to hear the views of various stakeholders, including representatives of the private sector, church groups, civil society and the academic community and see how their views could be taken into account as the negotiations make steady progress," a statement issued by OCTA said.

PACER Plus is expected to lead to an agreement that would assist the Pacific Island Forum Countries to increase and diversify their exports and promote closer trade and economic relations between them, Australia and New Zealand, and facilitate their greater participation in international trade.

The free trade agreement was signed on August 18, 2001 in Nauru and was fully implemented in 2002.





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