PACER deal will hurt Pacific, strengthen China – analyst

Representatives who signed the PACER Plus trade agreement in Tonga Photo: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

WELLINGTON,26 OCTOBER 2018 (RNZ PACIFIC) – A Canadian analyst says a regional free trade agreement in the Pacific will assault Pacific island economies and give China a strategic opening in the region. On Wednesday, New Zealand became the first country to ratify the PACER Plus agreement, which Australia and nine Pacific Island countries have signed. […]

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