What is PACER Plus?

The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus is a landmark trade and development agreement that will raise living standards, create jobs and increase exports from Pacific Island countries, while also lowering barriers and providing greater certainty for businesses operating in the Pacific.

All Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) members are encouraged to join PACER Plus.

Nine PIF members ratified and have been Party to the Agreement since its entry into force on 13 December 2020: Australia, Cook Islands, Kiribati, New Zealand, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu.

Two additional members have signed and are yet to ratify, Nauru and Vanuatu.