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Papua New Guinea


Singapore breaks new ground as arbitration hub
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes hears its first case outside of US, France
PNG govt ordered to stop interfering in SDP
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has ordered Papua New Guinea’s government to stop interfering in the management of PNG Sustainable Development Program.
PNG needs to grow its own food: Minister
Trade minister Maru says PNG has an urgent need to negotiate and enter into new trade and investment agreements with Indonesia, Philippines, China and Malaysia in order to produce food locally.
Why ’free trade’ hits Pacific people (PMC)
For Gary Juffa — the Governor of Papua New Guinea’s Oro province and one of the region’s most outspoken critics of free trade — neoliberalism is a hard pill to swallow.
Free trade to open up soon
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.
Spain fights back against perceived threat from PNG
Spain’s tuna canning industry is feeling under attack by Papua New Guinea’s privileged access to the European Union market. Spain is consequently engaging in a smear campaign against the tariff-free market access of PNG and the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, a fisheries industry consultative meeting was told this week.
Pacific ACP ready to sign EPA by year end
Pacific ACP countries have again reiterated their commitments to conclude negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) by the end of the year.
Interim EPAs better for island countries
A comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union may not be possible for the region, Papua New Guinea believes.
Basic agreement on a bilateral investment treaty between Japan and Papua New Guinea
Japan and Papua New Guinea have reached a basic agreement on a bilateral investment treaty between the two countries
Trade agreement between the European Union and Pacific countries
The agreement provides for the elimination of tariffs and more flexible rules of origin for various food products from Fiji and PNG, such as fish. But the European Parliament has asked the Commission to suspend the exceptions to the rules of origin if this year proves to have "a disruptive impact" on European industry.
Fiji and Papua New Guinea: green light for economic agreement
MEPs on Wednesday gave their green light for the Council to conclude an Interim Economic Partnership Agreement with Papua New Guinea and Fiji, two countries of the Pacific Region with significant exports to the EU.
Japan, Papua New Guinea to start talks on bilateral investment treaty
Japan and Papua New Guinea agreed Monday to launch negotiations on a bilateral investment treaty, Japanese government officials said.
European Union rules to benefit Papua New Guinea tuna sector
PNG can now export to EU markets fish caught anywhere in the world and not just restricted to archipelagic and territorial waters
EU and Papua New Guinea sign agreement
The EU and Papua New Guinea are today formally signing the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement.
INTERATUN rejects EU-Papua New Guinea accord
The Inter-Professional Tuna Organisation (INTERATUN) warns that the European tuna fishing industry is in trouble if the European Union Agriculture and Fisheries Council approves the EU-Pacific Economic Partnership Agreement on Monday, 13 July
EU-Pacific interim FTA (2007)
Initialled by Papua New Guinea and Fiji on 23 November 2007
Fiji, PNG mum on EPA signing
Fiji and Papua New Guinea are silent on reports they were pressured into signing an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.
Pacific free trade idea is misguided
A free trade agreement covering the Pacific region is unlikely to be worth the paper it is written on as far as Papua New Guinea is concerned.
EU must not threaten Pacific islands
In an recent article headlined “Economic Partnership Agreements: tackling the myths”, the European Union’s trade commissioner, Peter Mandelson, sought to justify the EU’s position on agreements being negotiated with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries.
10 reasons to challenge the Pacific EPA
Do the Pacific Islands’ negotiators genuinely hope they can negotiate a beneficial Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union or are they simply going through the motions and doing what is required of them under the Cotonou Agreement 2000? In the secretive chess game of trade negotiations it is impossible to know.