Fiji Time: 11:52 PM on Sunday 11 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

PS critical of approach

By GERALDINE PANAPASA
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

THE Pacific African Caribbean Pacific (PACP) region has been subjected to a broad-brush and generalised approach by the European Commission (EC), says Ministry of Industry and Trade permanent secretary Shaheen Ali.

He said there was very little attempt on the part of the commission to understand the region's uniqueness, challenges, smallness and vulnerability.

"Instead, Pacific ACP has been treated similar to any other advanced negotiating partner of the EC," said Mr Ali in his address at the PACP trade and fisheries officials meeting yesterday.

He said the onus was on senior trade and fisheries officials to discuss and recommend a negotiating strategy to their ministers and leaders.

He added they hoped to conclude the meeting with an agreement on an EPA that had lasting developmental impact on PACP countries.

"We have arrived at a crucial stage of the comprehensive economic partnership agreement negotiations with the EU."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64000.6210
JPY 55.899352.8993
GBP 0.38380.3758
EUR 0.45640.4444
NZD 0.68230.6493
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 09th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Body find in the city
  2. #CapeTown7s: Fiji faces England in quarters
  3. Torture bind
  4. Future stars
  5. Suspended teacher remains unpaid
  6. Churches discuss cross dressing
  7. Police detain drunk drivers
  8. Human rights in Fiji face challenges
  9. Family loses home in fire
  10. Amnesty publication offers no 'remedy'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  2. Young, no home and pregnant Friday (09 Dec)
  3. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  4. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  5. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass Wednesday (07 Dec)
  6. Fiji's Year 10 results out Tuesday (06 Dec)
  7. 9 years on Friday (09 Dec)
  8. Soko's message Tuesday (06 Dec)
  9. The 'Beast' reborn Friday (09 Dec)
  10. Fiji deports US citizen Tuesday (06 Dec)