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New Pacific- US trade and development agreement underway

The Pacific Island nations are working towards a new trade and development agreement with the United States.At a meeting in Samoa last week, Pacific trade ministers told the forum secretariat to make discussions with the US a priority for Pacific leaders.Shiu Raj, Director of Economic Governance at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, says the Pacific region can't afford to stay isolated from the global trade environment\There are other regions which have been able to successfully conclude quite an interesting trading arrangement with the United States of America