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Solomon Islands

Solomons ratifies Pacer Plus amid calls for re-think
Solomon Islands is the sixth country to ratify Pacer Plus. The agreement comes into force 60 days after at least eight of the 11 signatories have ratified.
New trade agreement allows Solomon Islands to export duty-free tuna to EU
The EU has decided to include the Solomon Islands in its trade agreement with the Pacific states, which will allow tuna caught there to be exported to EU markets without duties.
Solomon Islands joins China’s Belt and Road Initiative, as leaders meet in Beijing
The two leaders signed several agreements, including one about cooperating with the Belt and Road infrastructure initiative, and others on economic and education strategies.
The EU and Solomon islands step up cooperation
EU official welcomed Solomon Islands’ interest in joining the existing Economic Partnership Agreement.
Fifth meeting of the EPA trade committee EU-Pacific states EPA
The fifth trade committee under the EU-Pacific states interim EPA brought together Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and the European Union. Solomon Islands and the Samoa were invited to participate as observers.
Joey Tau: Can the MSG bloc walk out on the PACER-Plus trade deal?
PACER-Plus will have a serious impact on the ability for Solomon Islanders to determine for themselves their own development future.
New Melanesian FTA to demolish economic walls
Fiji has signed a new version of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with its member countries
Melanesian Free Trade Agreement to start in 2017
A Melanesian Free Trade Agreement is expected to come into force after negotiations for a new deal concluded in Vanutau.
Focus on MSG trade agreement before PACER-plus: Sol Islands PM
The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) will have to work on the new and stronger MSG trade agreement (MTA) before the finalisation of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus.
Free trade to open up soon
The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) of which Solomon Islands is a part of, is now ready to implement its Free Trade Agreement between at least three of its four members.
No rush: Rugebatu warns against rushing into PACER Plus
The Solomon Islands’ biggest umbrella body for community service organisations on Saturday warned against rushing into PACER-Plus – a free trade agreement proposed between Pacific Island countries, Australia and New Zealand.
Solomons agrees to negotiate interim agreement
Solomon Islands will not sign an interim Agreement if Pacific-ACP countries fail to complete negotiations of the European Partnership Agreement by the end of December. "We should not be rushed or influenced by either regional solidarity or integration to sign any agreement that may prove disadvantageous to our development," Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Patteson Oti stated.