Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has welcomed the conclusion of negotiations toward the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus, a trade deal he said will drive economic growth and raise living standards in the region. Read Full Story
New Zealand's tax agency has set out the international tax initiatives it intends to pursue, in particular in response to the OECD's base erosion and profit shifting plan.Read Full Story
Oxfam says people from Pacific Island countries are most likely to lose out from the PACER-Plus regional free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand, which is edging closer to completion.Read Full Story
Vanuatu has put in place an intelligence system to assist customs authorities in the collection and storage of law enforcement information.Read Full Story
As part of the ongoing 2015 Annual Generalized System of Preferences Review, the US Trade Policy Staff Committee has announced that it is reviewing Thailand's eligibility for the program's tariff benefits.Read Full Story
Fiji's Tax Tribunal has ruled that freight forwarding companies may only charge VAT at the zero rate on the portion of the consideration attributable to the cost of providing international freight services.Read Full Story
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