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Tonga bids to establish Pacer Plus office in Tonga

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa,7/06/2018

Tonga joins two  Pacific island countries in  bidding to establish the PACER PLUS office in their respective countries.

CEO of Labour – Edgar Cocker says, if Tonga’s bid is successful it will promote the export  of local produce to foreign countries.

The result of the bid will be presented during the Pacific Forum Leaders Meeting in Nauru.

Since Tonga signed the PACER PLUS agreement last year more agricultural produce have been exported to New Zealand and Australia compared to previous years.

Cocker adds New Zealand and Australia are ready with 27 million AUD to assist Pacific Island countries, Tonga included for its readiness package.

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