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Fiji to enjoy more advantages from EPA once ratified: EU

May 11, 2018 1:04 am

More jobs and investment are expected in Fiji once the Economic Partnership Agreement is ratified.

This was confirmed by European Union Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific, Julian Wilson.

Wilson says Fiji has signed the EPA and once ratified we will enjoy great advantages.

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Fiji will be able to have duty-free and quota-free access to the EU market for processed fish, regardless of where that fish comes from.

Wilson says Papua New Guinea ratified the agreement a few years ago and the fish market access advantage has triggered five new investments that have generated 50,000 new jobs, many of them for women.

He adds the same impact could be realised by Fiji if the EPA is ratified.

The EU is embarking on an initiative of how it will make a difference with their partnership with Fiji and one of their main aim is the smoothing of the visa regime between the EU and Fiji.

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