Cook Islands ratifies PACER Plus

The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) is to come into force with the Cook Islands ratifying the agreement

Delving into PICTA

In the last issue of Islands Business, I discussed the abysmal state of the Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA) and concluded

Advancing regional integration

Writing about the future of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in this magazine last month, I concluded: “Economic union will come in due course

Sailing into known waters

Swire boosts import-export services A NEW shipping service combined with the upgrade of liner networks will open up key markets in the

PACER setback

Trade agreement no closer to a Plus in economic cooperation relations for the Pacific  JUNE 14, this year, marked the signing ceremony


How a 1-week contest inspired farmers and boosted Solomons cocoa exports TEN new farmers emerged as finalists at this year’s Solomon Islands