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PACER Plus update

News 26 Jul 2017

With the signing of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) in Nuku’alofa on June 14, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) Auckland is staging a presentation to update those interested in the agreement.

The update will be on August 23, and presented by New Zealand's Chief Negotiator Tessa Te Mata.

Tessa will provide a briefing on what the final version of the agreement covered and she will be available to answer questions from the audience.

PACER Plus is a landmark trade and development agreement which aims to lower barriers and provide greater certainty for NZ businesses, while raising living standards, creating jobs and increasing exports in Pacific Island countries.

The agreement builds on existing trade agreements: the South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement (SPARTECA) (1980) and the original PACER Agreement (2001).

It has currently been signed by Australia, Cook Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, NZ, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu.

MFAT Auckland update on PACER Plus

Venue: Sangrahan Room, Level 6, 139 Quay St, Auckland

Time: 5.30-6.30pm followed by light refreshments

Date: August 23, 2017