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PACER Plus

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PACIFIC AGREEMENT ON CLOSER ECONOMIC RELATIONS PLUS​​

The Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus was signed by Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Keith Pitt on 14 June 2017 in Nuku'alofa, Tonga.

The agreement was also signed by:

  • ​​Cook Islands
  • Kiribati
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu.

Vanuatu signed the Agreement in Apia, Samoa on 7 September 2017.

The implementing legislation received the Royal Assent on 25 September 2018.

PACER Plus can be found at Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus.

Entry into force

PACER Plus entered into force on 13 December 2020 for 

  • Australia
  • Cook Islands
  • Kiribati
  • New Zealand
  • Niue
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga.

PACER Plus entered into force for Tuvalu on 3 April 2022.

For Nauru and Vanuatu, PACER Plus will enter into force sixty days after notifying the depository that they have completed their internal requirements.

Under Subsection 153ZKL(6) of the Customs Act 1901, the Minister must announce by notifiable instrument the day the PACER Plus enters into force for a party other than Australia. An Australian Customs Notice will also be published in advance by the Australian Border Force. ​