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The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 1999

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 1999 Among the wider political and social commit themselves to free trade by forces that influence the Pacific 2009 while smaller island states and Islands, none mattered more in 1999 least developed countries in the region than globalization, and in particular would reach the goal by 2011. Forum the globalization agenda now leaders will consider a detailed draft embraced by regional organizations agreement on free trade at their meet- such as the South Pacific Forum. If ing in 2000. globalization is the ever-increasing The significance of the free trade integration of economies across terri- decision does not lie primarily in the torial borders, then the globalization fact that Forum island countries will agenda is the set of economic policies be trading freely among themselves by that effect such integration. Among 2011. After all, those countries trade these are free trade, privatization, far more with the rest of the world public service reform and harmoniza- than with each other. tion by different governments of their The decision is rather meant to customs procedures, product stan- reassure aid agencies, foreign inves- dards, trade regulations, and laws tors, and international institutions— relating to investment, communica- above all the World Trade Organiza- tions and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

The Region in Review: International Issues and Events, 1999

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 12 (2) – Jul 1, 2001

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2000 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

Among the wider political and social commit themselves to free trade by forces that influence the Pacific 2009 while smaller island states and Islands, none mattered more in 1999 least developed countries in the region than globalization, and in particular would reach the goal by 2011. Forum the globalization agenda now leaders will consider a detailed draft embraced by regional organizations agreement on free trade at their meet- such as the South Pacific Forum. If ing in 2000. globalization is the ever-increasing The significance of the free trade integration of economies across terri- decision does not lie primarily in the torial borders, then the globalization fact that Forum island countries will agenda is the set of economic policies be trading freely among themselves by that effect such integration. Among 2011. After all, those countries trade these are free trade, privatization, far more with the rest of the world public service reform and harmoniza- than with each other. tion by different governments of their The decision is rather meant to customs procedures, product stan- reassure aid agencies, foreign inves- dards, trade regulations, and laws tors, and international institutions— relating to investment, communica- above all the World Trade Organiza- tions and

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jul 1, 2001

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