1-Feb-2017 Indian Newslink
Fiji has signed a new version of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with its member countries
31-Aug-2016 Asia Pacific Report
The negotiations are said to offer an opportunity to help Pacific Islands Forum countries benefit from enhanced regional trade and economic integration.
26-May-2016 Radio NZ
A Melanesian Free Trade Agreement is expected to come into force after negotiations for a new deal concluded in Vanutau.
15-Mar-2016 Fiji Times
The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) will have to work on the new and stronger MSG trade agreement (MTA) before the finalisation of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus.
18-Nov-2015 New Matilda
Despite receiving little attention in Australia, efforts to establish a new regional trade agreement are raising eyebrows among Pacific neighbours
The Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) of which Solomon Islands is a part of, is now ready to implement its Free Trade Agreement between at least three of its four members.
Vanuatu’s government has indicated its support for a proposed regional free trade deal between Australia, New Zealand and the wider Pacific region.
24-Oct-2007 Radio Zealand International
Taiwan says the bilateral trade agreement it signed with Vanuatu in 2004 still needs to be implemented. However the current Government led by Ham Lini is a staunch supporter of the One China Policy.
21-Nov-2006 Oxfam New Zealand
A case study that looks at the impacts from liberalisation of the tourism industry in Vanuatu.
28-Jun-2005 Asia Pulse
Vanuatu has ratified the Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA). The PICTA seeks to create a free trade area over a decade, initially starting with the Pacific Forum Island Countries, and providing for expansion to other trade partners in future.