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Wednesday 24 October 2012
Nadi, Fiji
Meeting in Fiji on 17–18 October the Heads of Quarantine of Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and established a new forum for collaboration on technical issues currently limiting trade. Elvis Silvestrini, Fiji’s Head of Quarantine and inaugural Chair of the new group said, “We all want profitable and safe trade between Pacific Island countries, and also with our bigger trading partners. We need to work together to make that happen." - PHAMA press release.
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Wednesday 8 August 2012
Yeosu, South Korea
Tonga's National Day was celebrated at the Expo 2012 Yeosu, South Korea with the hoisting of the Tongan flag and the playing of the national anthem at the Expo Hall on August 6.
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Tuesday 12 June 2012
Port Vila, Vanuatu
The 95th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers Meeting was opened on June 11, with an emphasis to reinvent ACP as a group to ensure a more solid relationship with the European Union and become a world player under a changing global landscape.
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Thursday 7 June 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Minister for Labour, Commerce and Industries Hon 'Isileli Pulu will attend the 95th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers and 37th Session of the Joint ACP-EU Council of Ministers Meetings, on June 11-15 in Vanuatu.
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Thursday 15 October 2009
Auckland, New Zealand
Like your correspondent Sione Mokofisi from the US, I too would like to see more trade between Tonga and NZ and especially our agricultural exports. It will offer an opportunity for both countries to mitigate what is now a long-running multi-million dollar imbalance in favour of New Zealand. That's a commonly held fact which backgrounds the trade discussions between NZ and Tonga over the years. Which is why I'm surprised at the claims of a trade barrier and price-control policies restricting inflows of Tongan watermelons.- Sefita Hao'uli
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Monday 12 October 2009
Salt Lake City-Utah, USA
I hope that NZ PM Key's visit (July 8, 2009), and Minister for Foreign Affairs McCully (July 20, 2009), to Tonga were not empty promises to removing barriers in Tonga-NZ trade policies.Tongan farmers are still handicapped by more trade barriers. -Sione A. Mokofisi
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Thursday 14 May 2009
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Finding regional solutions to challenges faced by the Pacific Maritime sector such as the increasing regulation and requirements of the international and domestic shipping industries, was discussed during the Second Pacific Ministers for Maritime Transport Meeting that opened in Nuku'alofa today.
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Wednesday 5 March 2008
Waitakere, New Zealand
New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark opened Pacific EXPO in Waitakere City, where Tonga has the largest number of exhibitors.
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Tuesday 4 March 2008
Auckland, New Zealand
The New Zealand Pacific Business Council (NZPBC) will hold its two yearly Expo, bringing together more than 110 Exhibitors from 14 Pacific nations, representing a diverse range of industries and services. The 2008 Pacific Trade Expo, being held on 5 and 6 March at the Waitakere Trusts Stadium, Auckland, will be officially opened by Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark on Wednesday, 5 March at 9.00 am.
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Tuesday 26 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's largest ever Trade Mission going to the 2008 Pacific Trade Expo next week has increased to around 40 participants including private businesses and government ministries.
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Monday 11 February 2008
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga will be sending its largest ever trade mission of over 30 businesses to the 2008 Pacific Trade Expo to be held in Auckland on March 5-6.
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Friday 20 July 2007
London, United Kingdom
Top public and private sector executives in Tonga on 18 July 2007 completed a three-day meeting aimed at formulating a new export strategy for the Pacific island state.
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Friday 28 January 2005
Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands
Why are we still exporting vanilla beans in its raw form, squash in green form, fish, seaweeds, Kava, and many more? We can easily process them and export to earn higher value (value adding). Why are we importing frozen fruits and vegetables, frozen meat, etc? Processing and preservation of these products can be easily done in Tonga. We need to invest more in applied research and product development.-Edgar Cocker
Friday 13 August 2004
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Trade relations between Tonga and the Peoples' Republic of China reached a new height this week, with the first visit to Tonga by a high level trade delegation from China to assess investment opportunities in power supply, information technology, agriculture, import and export. They also included banking and risk management officials.
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Saturday 30 November 2002

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
Is Tonga ready to become a member of the World Trade Organisation? The Tongan Minister responsible for Trade, Hon. Dr Masaso Paunga, is confident that Tonga has done all the right things by signing the appropriate international conventions, and free trade agreements, and that Tonga is now ready to become a member of the WTO sometime next year. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 17, no. 3, November 2002.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Consumption is up as economic activity increases in Tonga. Trade figures for the first quarter of 2000 compared to the same period in 1999, for selected Tonga imports. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Saturday 30 September 2000

Tokyo, Japan
BioTechnology can be used to produce new products from Tonga’s agriculture and fisheries, and it may help Tonga maintain its claim to niche markets that it has initiated in Japan, said Dr Kyosuke Owa, a Japanese scientist working for the Nano Merchandise Development Co. Ltd. in Nuku’alofa. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 3, September 2000.
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Thursday 1 June 2000

Nuku‘alofa, Tonga
While Tongans are being told that their economy is growing at a record pace, at the same time they are faced with the hard reality of the declining value of their currency and the erosion of the foreign reserve. From Matangi Tonga Magazine Vol. 15, no. 2, June 2000.
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