Second NSA Dialogue on PACER Plus
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SUMMARY RECORD, Second NSA Dialogue on PACER Plus (26 March 2012)

Australia Statement at the NSA Dialogue (26 March 2012)

Cook Islands Chamber of Commerce Statement at the NSA Dialogue (26 March 2012)

Federated States of Micronesia Statement at the NSA Dialogue (26 March 2012)

Office of the Chief Trade Adviser (OCTA) Statement at the NSA Dialogue (26 March 2012)

PIANGO Presentation at the NSA Dialogue (26 March 2012)

PIPSO Presentation at the NSA Dialogue (26 March 2012) 

PRESS STATEMENT (26th March): NSAs consider regional and national engagement 

PRESS STATEMENT (26th March): NSAs and regional governments find common ground 

PRESS STATEMENT (24th March): Forum SG urges meaningful NSA engagement

Draft Programme

Meeting Paper: Overview of PACER Plus, 2nd Dialogue with NSAs 26 Mar 2012

The Dialogue was a collaborative effort of Pacific Islands Forum Members, the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) and the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Government Organisations (PIANGO).

The Dialogue focused on consultative work undertaken in the region on PACER Plus negotiations, and will receive updates on national and regional consultations to date. Participants then discussed ways to strengthen consultation on key issues and to better engage with NSAs as negotiations progress. NSAs also had an opportunity to present their views on PACER Plus priorities to Officials and to ask questions related to the negotiations.

The NSA Dialogue is an initiative of Forum Trade Ministers, and takes place in the margins of a PACER Plus Officials meeting. The Fourth Meeting of PACER Plus Officials is scheduled for 27-29 March 2012 in Brisbane, Australia.

PACER Plus arrangements aim to deepen trade and economic cooperation between Forum Members. The objective of PACER Plus arrangement is to provide a comprehensive framework for trade and economic cooperation between Australia, New Zealand and the Forum Island Countries (FICs) to foster improved economic growth, investment and employment in the Pacific region.

For media enquiries contact Ms Mue Bentley Fisher, the Forum Secretariat’s Communications Officer on phone +679 331 2600 or email: mueb@forumsec.org.fj  


 

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