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Tonga News - Business, Taxation & Offshore




Australia Welcomes Conclusion Of PACER Plus Talks

by Mary Swire, Tax-news.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

 

EU, Fiji To Implement Interim Pacific EPA

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On July 18, Fiji notified its decision to apply the interim Pacific Region Economic Partnership Agreement, which provides for duty and quota free access into the European Union for all products from the countries concerned.Read Full Story

 

 

WTO Advises On Services Trade For Pacific Islands

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

As trade in services has become the main engine of economic growth for the Pacific island countries that have little other export capacity, the World Trade Organization was involved in organizing a regional workshop on that topic in Vanuatu from August 5-8, 2013.Read Full Story

 

Pacific Islands Urged To Conclude EU EPA Negotiations

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, September 3, 2012

In his opening remarks to the Leaders Meeting of the Pacific states within the African, Caribbean and Pacific group, the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, Tuiloma Neroni Slade, encouraged them to conclude their negotiations on an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union this year.Read Full Story

 

 

More Consultation Needed On PACER-Plus

Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Friday, October 22, 2010

A meeting of a wide range of stakeholders, including ministers, non-government organisations and businesses, has decided that much more regional consultation will be required on the proposed PACER Plus free trade agreement.Read Full Story