27 Feb 2017

US free trade moves could accelerate PACER-Plus

From , 6:04 am on 27 February 2017

A campaigner battling to stop a Pacific-wide free trade deal says recent moves by the United States' President Donald Trump could lead to tougher conditions for the island countries.

Some Pacific countries and Australia and New Zealand have been negotiating for eight years to try and reach an agreement, called PACER-Plus.

The Pacific Network Against Globalisation's campaigner, Adam Wolfenden, told Don Wiseman that Mr Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership could drive Australia and New Zealand to wrap up PACER-Plus quickly.

Adam Wolfenden

Adam Wolfenden Photo: PANG