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FFA TRADE AND INDUSTRY NEWS Volume 7: Issue 4 July-August 2014


Volume 7: Issue 4 July-August 2014

By Mike McCoy, Elizabeth Havice and Liam Campling[1]


Preferential Trade Agreements

Fiji implements Interim EPA with the EU

Ecuador concludes a Free Trade Agreement with the EU

Philippines’ EU-GSP+ application outcome remains uncertain

Interim EPA deals finalised in Southern and West Africa

Fisheries Management

Tuvalu's SIDS timing locks in 2014 as the year of the NTSA--Pacific Fisheries vigilance a task for all, says Movick.

UN SIDS, Apia SAMOA, Wednesday 3 September 2014—The fight against IUU fishing in the region took another giant leap forward yesterday in Apia, with Tuvalu formally ratifying the Niue Treaty Subsidiary Agreement, NTSA. Tuvalu’s ratification brings to six the number of Pacific FFA members who have stepped up their commitments to share resources in watching over their own and neighbouring Exclusive Economic Zones, EEZs.

FFA regional op nets three vessels- sharing of info key to fight IUU fishing, says Movick

FFA HQ, Honiara, Thursday 28 August 2014Legal investigations are underway in Kiribati and Papua New Guinea with three vessels now potentially facing charges linked to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The vessels caught the attention of maritime authorities during the regional surveillance and enforcement Operation Island Chief across the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of PNG, Palau, FSM, RMI, Nauru, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands.