Fiji - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Agreements
Last published date: 2022-07-31

Fijian exporters enjoy preferential access under a number of multilateral and regional trade agreements:

  • South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement (SPARTECA) grants preferential access for Pacific Island exports into Australia. 
    • Fiji’s Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) sector benefitted from the SPARTECA–TCF scheme. This scheme has since been replaced by the Developing Country Preference Scheme (DCPS) in 2015 in the case of Australia.
  • Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) grants market access to MSG member countries including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. 
  • Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA) is a free trade agreement between the 14 Pacific Island Forum Countries.
  • Fiji ratified the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the E.U. on trade in goods in 2014. Negotiations continue for a Comprehensive EPA to secure preferential access to the E.U. market for some Fiji exports (with a notable exception being sugar) and implementation of the EPA.
  • The United States and Fiji signed the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in October 2020 and held talks in February 2021. The TIFA provides a strategic framework and principles for dialogue on trade and investment issues between the U.S. and Fiji authorities.
  • Fiji became the 14th country to join the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) and the first Pacific Island country to do so.

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