Update: 11:30AM MEMBERS from the private and public sectors gathered in Suva this morning to finalise the national trade policy framework.
Speaking at the opening of the two-day workshop, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says this is to ensure Team Fiji can maximise international trade by working together effectively.
If we are ever to achieve our ambitious aims as a regional and international trading heavyweight, we have to think differently, outside the box as Im fond of saying. Not just do things the way theyve always been done but start afresh, Commodore Bainimarama said.
He said the framework would capitalise on the positive reforms we had already made and improve the general business environment and trade related infrastructure.