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New Caledonia and Vanuatu meet to finalise free trade agreement
The leaders of New Caledonia and Vanuatu have met to finalise the free trade agreement the countries signed in April.
Nouvelle-Calédonie et Vanuatu dans un accord de libre-échange
Les gouvernements calédonien et vanuatais s’engagent dans un accord de libre-échange, facilitateur du développement des affaires entre les deux pays.
Vanuatu businesses unhappy with PACER signing
The private sector in Vanuatu has expressed surprise the government had reversed its position on the PACER PLUS trade deal despite opposition from the businesses affected.
Vanuatu signs up to PACER Plus
Vanuatu has signed up to PACER Plus trade deal in Samoa - three months after most regional countries agreed to the trade agreement.
Vanuatu parliament unites in opposition to PACER Plus
The Vanuatu opposition has congratulated the government for its decision not to sign the PACER Plus trade agreement.
Vanuatu sets PACER-Plus benchmark
The decision by Vanuatu not to sign PACER-Plus sets the benchmark for a how to progress on PACER-Plus ahead of the signing
Vanuatu not ready to sign PACER Plus
The Vanuatu government has announced it will not sign the PACER Plus trade and development deal in Tonga.
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
PACER Plus not final – PNG says no, Fiji lukewarm, Vanuatu undecided
The negotiations are said to offer an opportunity to help Pacific Islands Forum countries benefit from enhanced regional trade and economic integration.
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.
Worried about the TPP? Australia is pushing another bad deal
Despite receiving little attention in Australia, efforts to establish a new regional trade agreement are raising eyebrows among Pacific neighbours
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.
Australian ministers discuss Pacific free trade deal in Vanuatu
Vanuatu’s government has indicated its support for a proposed regional free trade deal between Australia, New Zealand and the wider Pacific region.
Vanuatu/Taiwan bilateral trade agreement still in place, says Taipei
Taiwan says the bilateral trade agreement it signed with Vanuatu in 2004 still needs to be implemented. However the current Government led by Ham Lini is a staunch supporter of the One China Policy.
The con/dominion of Vanuatu?
A case study that looks at the impacts from liberalisation of the tourism industry in Vanuatu.
Vanuatu ratifies Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement
Vanuatu has ratified the Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA). The PICTA seeks to create a free trade area over a decade, initially starting with the Pacific Forum Island Countries, and providing for expansion to other trade partners in future.