WEBINAR: PACER Plus: Reimagining Pacific Business Opportunities
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PACER PLUS: REIMAGINING PACIFIC BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Wednesday 22 September 2022, 8:30am (AEST)
Tuesday 21 September 2022 (Cook Islands and Niue).
This event with speakers from Australia and across the Pacific aims to inform participants about the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus which came into force on 13 December 2020, and to stimulate new thinking in Australia and within the Pacific about new ways of approaching bilateral and regional business and investment opportunities in the post-covid environment and for the future. It is a unique event bringing together business, government and regional organisations from eight countries across the Pacific in multiple time zones and the International Dateline.
The speakers program is headlined by the Australian Minister for Trade Tourism and Investment, the Hon Dan Tehan MP who will deliver the keynote address and the Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum, the Hon Henry Puna (TBC). The speaker program will introduce Mr Roy Lagolago who is Head of the PACER Plus Implementation Unit based in Samoa, and speakers on the important role played by institutions financing sustainable infrastructure which will aid economic and business growth supporting the objectives of PACER Plus. Senior representatives of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in all the Pacific PACER Plus Party Countries will share their views on the opportunities and challenges presented by PACER Plus.
Members of the Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Pacific government officials are invited to register free of charge.
What is PACER Plus?
PACER Plus which came into force on 13 December 2020 is a landmark trade and development agreement that will raise living standards, create jobs and increase exports from Pacific Island countries, while also lowering barriers and providing greater certainty for businesses operating in the Pacific.
Eight countries are currently Parties to the Agreement: Australia, Cook Islands, Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga. Three additional countries are signatories to the Agreement but have not yet ratified it: Nauru, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.
PACER Plus covers trade in goods (rules of origin and verification procedures, customs procedures, biosecurity measures, and standards and conformance), trade in services, investment, temporary movement of natural persons, development and economic cooperation, institutional arrangements, transparency, and consultation and dispute settlement. Schedules of commitments cover tariffs, services, investment and movement of natural persons.
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