With the negotiation of the Pacer Plus trade agreement reaching its final stages, Trade Management and Facilitation continues to be of profound importance to OCO Members.
The OCO works with a number of regional and development partners in this area, including the European Union through the European Union Delegation for the Pacific, the Office of the Chief Trade Adviser, the Melanesian Spearhead Group Secretariat, the New Zealand Statistics Office, the Pacific Financial and Technical Assistance Centre, the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development, the United Nations Economic & Social Commission for the Asia Pacific and the World Bank.
- To help administrations align with customs international standards and best practice, leading to greater economic prosperity and increased border security”
- To develop and implement a trade facilitation mechanism to minimise the costs, data and documentation requirements and the time necessary to complete customs and other border formalities for the trading community and increase the security of the supply chain.
- Ensure that PIC trade flows are more seamless and flows through a secure and efficient border processes that provides predictability and certainty for its key Stakeholders.