Kaliopate Tavola examines the status of the EU-Pacific ACP Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) in light of the latest EU trade policy reform, saying Pacific states will have to go back to the drawing board to work out the relative gains of the options they face.
Kaliopate Tavola discusses the issues central to the future of the WTO. As a former WTO permanent representative, he says despite all overtures at reforming it, this global international organization is fracturing and may be beyond repair.
Kaliopate Tavola asks if a 'stable regional order’ as envisioned by Australia and New Zealand is being achieved at a time when their inclusion in Pacific regional architecture is being questioned.
The question of Australia and New Zealand being legitimate 'insiders' in the regional architecture has come to the fore once again ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) meeting in PNG, writes Kaliopate Tavola.
Kalio Tavola wonders if PACER Plus is flexible enough to accommodate developing country needs and the evolution of other multilateral agencies when it comes to 'free trade'.
Kalio Tavola continues the debate on regionalism with a look at Australian and New Zealand influence and Fiji’s significant role to play in any architecture.