The Tokyo based Pacific Islands Centre (PIC) has completed two decades promoting economic development in Pacific Island Forum countries. PIC is part of the Pacific Trade & Invest (PT&I) Network, which also has offices in Auckland, Beijing, Geneva and Sydney.
In 2015, the Australian Government put in place a pilot ‘Microstate Visa’ policy as a migration pathway for the small Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu.
A company from South China plans to build a $4 billion cluster of industry parks providing development opportunities in West Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Pacific Trade & Invest (PT&I) Trade Commissioner to China, David Morris, addressed China’s National Center for Oceania Studies in Guangzhou in November last year, on the growing engagement between China and the Pacific region.
Last year, for all but the second time in its history, did the little Pacific island of Ta’u find itself in the spotlight of the global media. The picturesque 44 square kilometre island in the Manu’a group of American Samoa has become the first island to be powered solely by solar energy.
The Pacific Hub (www.pacifichub.co.nz) is a web resource for companies and investors seeking opportunities for trading with and investing in the Pacific islands region.