Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Pacific as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Solomon Islands: Solomons imposes travel restrictions over Pacific measles outbreak

Visitors travelling to Solomon Islands must now present a traveller’s public health declaration card on arrival …

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Papua New Guinea: Government fee changes currency

The Immigration & Citizenship Authority now requires that all visa fees are now charged in United States Dollars (USD) and paid via a new online gateway available on this website …

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Pacific: Negotiations concluded on new trans-Pacific trade deal

The Trans Pacific Trade Partnership agreement has now been concluded, establishing a free trade area between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam …

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Pacific: TPP

The 11 countries remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have expressed a determination to press ahead with the formation of a free trade area, in spite of the departure of the USA …

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Pacific: Raising the thresholds

Both Australia and New Zealand have announced fundamental changes to their work visa systems …

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Pacific: TPP agreement short on labour rights

The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) between the USA, Japan and ten other Pacific-Rim countries has finally been signed by the participating governments …

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Pacific: Trans-Pacific agreement moving forward

Negotiations on a Trans-Pacific Partnership are nearing agreement, with US President Obama recently stating that a consensus between the twelve nations involved is likely to be achieved ‘within weeks’ …

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Pacific: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement short on labour rights

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) between the USA, Japan and ten other Pacific-Rim countries has finally been signed by the participating governments …

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