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)
PIANGO Presentation at the NSA Dialogue (26 March 2012)
PIPSO Presentation at the NSA Dialogue (26 March 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.
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