Pacific nations advised to 'walk away" from PACER Plus negotiations | Pacific Beat

Pacific nations advised to 'walk away" from PACER Plus negotiations

Pacific nations advised to 'walk away" from PACER Plus negotiations

Updated 25 July 2014, 9:24 AEST

Two independent organisations, AFTINET, the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network and AID/WATCH are both voicing serious concern about the PACER-Plus Free Trade Deal.

Talks between Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island countries aimed at broadening the existing Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations are now into their fifth year.

But both AFTINET and AID/WATCH claim that even if a deal is finally reached, the Pacific will emerge disadvantaged.

And AFTINET campaigner Jemma Williams says it may be time for Pacific leaders to walk away from the negotiating table.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Jemma Williams, campaigner, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, AFTINET

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