Trade ministers from Forum island countries are meeting to discuss regional issues in Vanuatu this week.
Talks will also centre on issues around capacity building, the World Trade Organisation, PACER and SPARTECA agreements.
New Zealand's Trade Minister Phil Goff, who leaves for Vanuatu today, says one important matter on the agenda, is further talks on the idea of a single trade market in the Pacific.
"We've been liaising with our Forum partners for some time about creating a comprehensive agreement much broader than simply free traded goods, but an agreement to allow pacific island countries, along with New Zealand and Australia, to draw strength by being part of a larger economic grouping."
New Zealand's Trade Minister - Phil Goff.
The meeting in Port Vila, takes place on the 2nd and 3rd of August.