Fiji - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Agreements
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Fijian exporters enjoy preferential access under several 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  This scheme has since been replaced by the Developing Country Preference Scheme (DCPS) in 2015 in the case of Australia.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 EU on trade in goods in 2014.  Negotiations continue for a Comprehensive EPA to secure preferential access to the EU market for some Fiji exports (with a notable exception being sugar) and implementation of the EPA.
  • Fiji is an eligible beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the largest and oldest U.S. trade preference program.  
  • Fiji became the 14th country to join the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) and the first Pacific Island country to do so.

Fiji has not ratified the PACER Plus agreement, a comprehensive regional development-centered free trade agreement between Australia, New Zealand, and nine Pacific Island countries (Cook Islands, Nauru, Niue, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu).

In October 2020, the United States and Fiji signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).  The TIFA provides a strategic framework and principles for dialogue on trade and investment issues between U.S. and Fiji authorities.

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