The EU has today proposed to remove all remaining quota and tariff limitations on access to the EU market for all African, Caribbean and Pacific regions as part of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations. The offer covers all products, including agricultural goods like beef, dairy, cereals and all fruit and vegetables. It will apply immediately following the signing of an agreement - with a phase - in period for rice and sugar.
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Thursday 5 April 2007
Tuesday 3 April 2007
A foreign agent that invades sovereign territory, evades detection, kills civilians, and disrupts the economy is a security threat by most definitions. Not all new diseases are highly lethal, contagious, and able to spread internationally, inciting panic as they do. But those that can are international threats to health security. - A statement by Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
Tuesday 3 April 2007
Commonwealth Secretary-General today expressed deep distress and sorrow over the Tsunami that hit Solomon Islands, leaving a trail of devastation.
Saturday 24 March 2007
At its meeting today, the Board of Directors of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga agreed to reduce the Statutory Required Reserves Ratio from 12.5% to 10% effective from April 2, 2007. The decision was made against a background of tight liquidity in the banking system.
Friday 10 September 2004
In a hearing in an open court on 6th September 2004 to consider a review of the injunction granted by the Court on 17 August, 2004 quashing the sole operator license of Peau Vava'u Limited, the Supreme Court of Tonga ordered to rescind the injunction granted by it on 17 August 2004 and this to take effect from Friday 10th September 2004. - Peau Vava'u
Wednesday 4 August 2004
Non Government Organizations (NGOs) from Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga and the Marshall Islands, meeting in Nadi today have called for a greater NGO role in Pacific Governments annual Budget processes. They have also put a strong case to have this participation properly funded by Government so that the voice of people in poverty and other disadvantaged groups may be heard at all points in the budget process.
Friday 23 July 2004
The United States is pushing the multilateral development banks (MDBs) to further strengthen their frameworks for measuring the results of projects they fund so that outcomes can be monitored and assessed, says the Treasury Department's top official for international affairs.
Thursday 15 July 2004
The Government of Japan continues to support Tonga's education sector with the completion of two further projects funded under Japan's Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects.