My article published in this magazine in June 2021 was entitled ‘Fast-tracking PICTA’. This was a reference to the Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement, a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) intended for the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) in the region - least developed and developing country and territory members of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF). I had suggested various ways and means whereby the required ratification and implementation of the FTA could be speeded up to initiate the regional economic integration greatly desired by members.
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