Tag: Trade


A Critical Response to the Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA), Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) and the Pacific Islands Forum’s Social Impact Assessment 

Issued by the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) February 2002 In August 2002, the Pacific Islands Forum will meet in Fiji. An official announcement of the coming into force of PICTA and PACER is expected to be made. PICTA and PACER are legally binding agreements which together aim at making Pacific island states conform to World Trade Organisation (WTO) trade

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WTO agreements will impact small scale fisheries

This year the World Trade Organization (WTO) is pushing to reach an agreement on the use of subsidies for fishing, a deal that will have widespread impacts on small-scale and artisanal fisherfolk around the world.   While the negotiations on fisheries subsidies began over 18 years ago, they received a renewed boost with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   The

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