Monday, May 26, 2014

Forum Trade Ministers to gather in Tarawa - “Leveraging Economic Growth Opportunities through Trade Promotion and Facilitation Reforms”

FSMR&D (May 26, 2014): On May 28, 2014, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and other Member Countries of the Pacific Islands Forum will be participating in the 2014 Forum Trade Ministers Meeting (FTMM) in Tarawa, Kiribati.
The theme for this year’s meeting is “Leveraging Economic Growth Opportunities through Trade Promotion and Facilitation Reforms”, in line with global efforts being made towards improving trade facilitation, and recognizing recent outcomes of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference held in Bali in December 2013. The FTMM will discuss Pacific trade in the global context, core trade promotion and facilitation initiatives in the region, such as the Pacific Aid for Trade Strategy and the Pacific Islands Trade and Invest Network.
The ongoing Trade and Economic Partnership Agreements that Forum Member Countries are currently engaged in will be carefully reviewed.
It is anticipated that Trade Ministers will discuss the abovementioned issues and consider innovative options for enhancing trade promotion and facilitation in the region.
For further information, call the Department at 320-5133 or email


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