17 May 2017

PIANGO concerns about PACER PLUS remain

From , 3:03 pm on 17 May 2017

Early next month the Pacific Islands Forum's PACER Plus agreement for closer economic relations is being signed after being under consideration, in various forms, since 2001.

Ahead of that the Forum is inviting the regional private sector and civil society groups to peruse the document, at its 7th regional Non-State Actors Dialogue on May 29th.

But for one key civil society group, the Pacific Islands Association of Non Government Organisations or PIANGO, the latest chance to talk is just window dressing.

The head of PIANGO, Emele Duituturaga, spoke with Don Wiseman.

Trade ministers from Pacific Island Forum countries, including Australia and New Zealand, meet in Christchurch to discuss PACER plus.

Photo: RNZI/Koroi Hawkins