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South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

Cook IslandsCook Islands
FijiFiji
KiribatiKiribati
Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
Micronesia (Federated States Of)Micronesia (Federated States Of)
NauruNauru
PalauPalau
SamoaSamoa
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
TongaTonga
TuvaluTuvalu
VanuatuVanuatu

Area of Cooperation

Industrial, Agriculture, fisheries

Sign Date

January 1, 1981

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

New Zealand, Australia and the countries of the South Pacific Forum signed the South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement in 1981.  Under the agreement, the products coming from South Pacific Forum countries will have duty free access to the markets in both Australia and New Zealand.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1982/31.html

News/Studies

                                                               i.      Islands push for trade review”    
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=68280

                                                             ii.      Fiji: TCF disagree alterations under SPARTECA”           http://www.fibre2fashion.com/news/textile-news/newsdetails.aspx?news_id=19607

                                                            iii.      “Returns to Regionalism: An Analysis of Nontraditional Gains from Regional Trade Agreements”             http://wber.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/12/2/197

 
Additional Links

                                                               i.      http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Foreign-Relations/Pacific/Trade/index.php

                                                             ii.      http://www.fao.org/docrep/003/W5473E/W5473E06.htm

                                                            iii.      http://www.sidsnet.org/pacific/forumsec/news/2004/May/May_05.htm