A Brief Analysis of Trade in Goods under Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER-Plus)

The movement of goods across the Pacific under the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations ‘Plus’ (PACER-Plus) will now be governed by a number of rules that are in favour of Australian and New Zealand exporters. I t will impact the policies Pacific Island Countries (PICs) will be able to use to encourage the purchasing of local goods or nurturing infant industries. The mandated removal of import taxes will also jeopardize the ability of PIC governments to raise revenue for essential services and infrastructure.

Download briefing paper here: Trade in Goods brief

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